Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece

Easy and quick boxwood and pine cone centerpiece that’s perfect for your holiday table! Goes together in just minutes and lasts for weeks!

Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece ~ put this together in less than 10 minutes!

Thanksgiving is about family, good food and gathering together. It’s about being thankful for the abundant blessings we each have in our lives. It’s not about stressing over the details. (Just my opinion.) So with that in mind, I came up with this boxwood and pine cone centerpiece for my Thanksgiving table that put itself together in less than 10 minutes. Add another 5 minutes for cutting the boxwood, and call it done.

Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece ~ easy and quick!

I began by cutting some boxwood branches from my bushes. I gathered a low but large bowl, and some pine cones. I added just a bit of water to the bowl, then cut the boxwood so the stems laid in the center, and the tips hung over the edge. 

Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece

I kept adding branches until I had a full circle of greenery that was dense enough to hold the pine cones. I then started stacking the pine cones. Definitely not an exact science, but try to pile the pine cones high enough so they are well above the rim of your bowl.

DIY Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece ~ perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

I waited until it was on the table before adding more water. 

DIY Boxwood and Pine Cone Centerpiece

I really don’t know how long this will last. My guess is that it might hang in there for several weeks…maybe even until Christmas, if I keep it watered.  I hope so, because I have a few ideas that will jazz it up for the holidays. 

Thanksgiving Tablescape in Neutral colors using Natural Elements

Click {HERE} for another pine cone centerpiece that’s just as easy!




  1. Thank you for the beautiful and simple boxwood centerpiece idea. I love reading your decorating blog. I will definitely be making this for my table!

  2. alicia wagner says:

    Hi Ann, I love this idea. Simple and beautiful Question, where did you get those glass bottomless hurricanes for the tapers? They are perfect for my Christmas table!! Thank you in advance– :)

  3. I love this and we have plenty of pine cones and boxwoods. I love that it is so simple and organic. Thanks for sharing.

  4. decorating ideas says:

    this idea is amazing. i had to make one as soon as i saw it. thank u for posting such a unique idea. ours turned out beautifully., thank you Ann Dark :)

  5. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    Beautiful! But, aghhhh , where do I get boxwood? Maybe I can find a bush around. Thanks!

  6. Beautiful Ann! Love the simplicity, texture and color combination! Lovely!~~Angela

  7. Lovely idea for a centerpiece. I’m going to copy this one. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I Love the simplicity of this arrangement, the contrast in texture is lovely and eye catching. A must do!

  9. Susan Fisher says:

    I love the center piece I am going to try it.Thanks for sharing. Susan

  10. It’s been my experience that when pine cones get damp they tend to close up. Would be interested in how yous hold up.

  11. Love it’s simple, natural beauty!

  12. Sooooooo pretty Ann!!

  13. Pamela Gordon says:

    Your arrangement with the boxwood and pinecones very pretty Ann. I can see some sparkle added to it for Christmas.

  14. Bonnie Morgan says:

    I love all things fresh and natural. Your centerpiece has an elegant feel and your tablescape is very attractive.

    I finally got to bake your apple walnut bread and posted about it. It was delicious. My husband especially liked it.

  15. Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    Beautiful! This reminds me that I really need to take advantage of boxwood inside more. You make it look so easy and effortless!

  16. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Very pretty, Ann. Sometimes simple is the prettiest, I think. Ironically, I ordered some Christmas table linens that would match your centerpiece, so I will probably copy it!

  17. Simple, yet elegant and beautiful! I wish boxwood grew here

  18. I saw a beautiful fresh boxwood wreath at a craft show several weeks ago. I may try my hand at creating a small boxwood wreath to hang on a mirror during our dinner, along with your boxwood center piece on our table. Enjoying all the bloggers’ beautiful tablescapes.

  19. So very elegant and pretty and it reminds me to plant some boxwood in the spring.

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