Pencil Candles in a Bucket of Sand. Fill a galvanized tub with sand, slide in a handful of candles, don with a festive ribbon, and you have an instant centerpiece; perfect for a Christmas table. I could change the colour for other celebrations.
Bring a rustic look to your Thanksgiving table with this centerpiece idea built off a piece of wood or weathered lumber. You'll add in clusters of grapes along with candles of various size to create a real mixed media centerpiece.