Dollar Store Thanksgiving Hat Centerpiece

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dollar-tree-thanksgiving-centerpieceLooking for a creative AND inexpensive Thanksgiving table centerpiece?

Easily turn an ordinary flower pot into a cute pilgrim hat by gluing it upside down on top of a large round tray! Paint the whole thing black and add some festive embellishments like Fall leaves and mini pumpkins. The result is a CUTE decoration to display on your table at Thanksgiving!


Consider grabbing a plastic flower pot and round tray at your local dollar store!

Flower Pot Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Supplies Needed:


Directions: Glue the flower pot upside down in the middle of tray and let dry. Paint pot and tray with several coats of black paint and let dry. Paint a strip of white towards the bottom of flower pot. Glue on any Fall related embellishments near “rim” of hat.


These super cute felt flowers and wood leaves can be found in Target’s The One Spot, near the front of store. You can also alternatively use the faux leaves found at any dollar store or craft store.

I also wanted to note if you added some Christmas greenery and berries, this same idea can be applied to make a festive snow man hat Christmas centerpiece! So easy and fun. 😊

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Comments 28

  1. Christie

    Very cute! I’ll have to try this! Thanks for the idea.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure – thanks for visiting Christie!

      • Domma

        Ideas are so cute

  2. Stacy P

    Stop it! THIS IS ADORABLE! !!!! AWESOME idea! !!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Stacy!

  3. Meredith

    Stop!! This is too cute! My kids will love helping me paint this. Thanks for the idea

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Meredith!

  4. Ellen

    So creative and pretty!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Ellen!!

  5. babymair

    Thx !!! This is perfect ,I think I will make mini ones for a favor,along with the centrepiece.I no my two boys will have so much helping me make these.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Such a fun idea! Love it 👍🏻

  6. Joy

    This is a great idea! And it’s probably the only thing you can do with that flower pot. I bought a bunch of them and they are very thin. I hurt myself drilling out the drain holes on the bottom. They crack horribly too.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks joy for the info! Yes no drilling involved 😀👍

  7. Tiffani

    I love it! Great for the kids table!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Tiffany!

  8. cheryl williams

    what kind of paint did you use on the flower pot?
    i have tried three coats of tempera paint and it comes off like bad sunburned skin!
    please share what kind of paint

    • Lina D

      It’s acrylic – two coats

      • hjohnathan

        Thanks for the information on the paint.

  9. Melissa

    Could this be done with tiny pots and styrofoam plates? Thinking about PreK kids…would acrylic paint stick to the plates?

    • Lina D

      Cute ya I’ve painted styrofoam plates 👍🏻 love this idea!

  10. cidadams

    I think I’m going to make this and put a bowl of dip on top and chips around the rim for the appetizer table.

  11. Melanie Aman


    I work with, the website for the best-selling women’s magazine.

    We would love to feature this in an article about DIY Thanksgiving decor. Would you be willing to let us use your image(s)? For the text of the article, we would write up a brief summary that credits Hip2Save and then link over to the site for the full instructions.

    Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks!

    • Lina D

      Oh thanks we’d love that if linked to this post! Thanks so much for considering us 👍🏻

  12. Pat Mangels

    I have made one of your Pilgrim hats and now wish to make a few more. I went to Dollar Tree for my 1st one, but now they will not have them till spring. Have tried their online site, not their either. Do you know of another supplier for these pots. Thank you

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Darn, I don’t but I’d keep checking in store as their inventory changes frequently. Sorry I’m not much help.

    • Michelle Van Dyke

      I used the white plastic glasses in a set of three at the Dollar store , taped the bottom ring and sprayed the top part the glass using paint that is designed for plastics. I bought four buckles at Hobby Lobby half price for $1.35 to glue on them. The flower pots are out of season but the glasses are just the right size for my Thanksgiving table. hope that helps.

      • Julie Wendt

        Can you tell me what size the glasses were. I live in Alaska and we do not have a dollar store. I have been on the hunt for flower pot and of course can not find them, with it being winter.

  13. Carla Phillips

    Good luck finding spray paint – apparently what should be in our stores must be on a container.

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