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Looking for some holiday centerpiece ideas? Here’s some inspiration from the folks at REAL SIMPLE magazine, using easy-to-find elements and just a few key pieces for each design. This goes to show how beautiful simplicity can be!

real simpleWho knew produce could make such a great centerpiece? The key is in the way you display it: For a modern feel, group the same types of edibles together in tight bunches or think geometrically and line them up in neat rows. These centerpieces would look great on your Thanksgiving table…

real simplereal simpleWith their bright colors and cool bottle designs, a group of Izze soda on display always makes for great party decór…

real simpleGroups of faux “gifts” have always been one of my favorite easy centerpieces. I like how they stacked a bunch of small boxes together to create the gifts in the photo below. You can use this idea for any of your celebrations – baby showers, engagement parties, holiday parties…the sky’s the limit – just grab some empty boxes and great designer gift wrap in a few coordinating patterns, then add a fantastic fabric ribbon or bow, and that’s it!

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(All photos by Maura McEvoy for REAL SIMPLE magazine. Click here to view the full gallery on realsimple.com)