Real Simple offers easy do-it-yourself centerpiece ideas for several holidays, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. An easy idea for a Halloween centerpiece is to take several candles in glass holders and cover the outside with googly eyes to create a cute, monster-like decoration.
For Thanksgiving, Real Simple suggests dressing up a side dish, such as mashed potatoes, with festively stamped forks or spoons. People can stamp the utensils with feathers or Thanksgiving terms.
A simple Christmas centerpiece idea involves purchasing large craft letters to form holiday words, such as "joy." Individuals can choose to paint the letters in festive colors or cover them with wrapping paper.