white pumpkins gourds pine cones centerpieceFruits and vegetables make the very best Thanksgiving centerpieces for several reasons. 1) They're affordable, if not cheap. 2) They're naturally gorgeous! They come in the fun shapes, rich colors, and pretty textures that nature does best. And 3) most the time, you can reuse them!

Now pumpkins and red berries might be your first pick, but we've also rounded up some fruits and vegetable centerpiece inspiration that will encourage you to put less classic combinations together. It's fun, and the outcome is delightful. Let's take a look.

7 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces, Made With Fruits & Vegetables

Shown above: Orange pumpkins and gourds are traditional, but the white combination above will give your table a more elegant feel, if that's what you're after.

pomegranates persimmons fruit

Of course, autumn fruits like pomegranates and persimmons make the perfect, simple Thanksgiving centerpiece.

dining room table martha stewart grapes

Grapes, grapes, grapes, they make such an easy and tasty centerpiece. Bowls of overflowing grapes look very nice on the mantel as well.

eggplant artichoke centerpiece Thanksgiving

Love this pears, artichokes, and eggplant centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings. Not your usual Thanksgiving produce but lovely nonetheless.

artichoke peony centerpiece

More artichokes gone gorgeous. Tuck a little flower alongside an artichoke in a pretty jar and your centerpieces are done. Heck, skip the flowers. These look exquisite.

lemon leaf garland

This lemon and leaf garland made by Jordan Ferney of oh happy day is gorgeous. What a lush and beautiful centerpiece. I bet it smells great, too.

squash flowers

These carved squash flowers from Jeromina Juan at paper plate and plane can make a lovely orange row of seasonal "blooms" down your table. Make squash soup out of them after Thanksgiving.

Any ideas for fruits and vegetable centerpieces that you have?

 

Images via BHG, Country Living, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bellissima Vita (via Casa Sugar), Jordan Ferney, Jeromina Juan (via Craft)