Create your own Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece


You can change almost any container and flower bunch into a pretty and elegant table arrangement.

Today I used a small pumpkin I’d been decorating my fall front porch with, and picked up a bunch of flowers at the market for $14.00.

1. Gather everything you will need. Flowers, vase/glass, tape (i generally use green floral tape but in a pinch you can use masking tape as I did in this photo) scissors, pumpkin (small)

2. Trace the glass or vase you’ll be using for the flowers on the top of the pumpkin with a pen.

3. Pierce the circle you traced all the way around, until you can lift it.

4. Remove the lid of the pumpkin (set aside), then trim the edges of the pumpkin until the vase/glass fits inside the opening.

5. Use the tape to make a grid over the top of the glass.

6. Insert the vase/glass into the pumpkin. Fill with water.

7. Add flowers. Try not to group flowers that are the same, it looks more balanced to spread out and separate the blooms.

Other tips:  My flower bunch that I bought came wrapped in a pretty piece of fabric which I added between the pumpkin and the glass. Also, I cleaned the pulp from the pumpkin top and used it by attaching it to the body of the pumpkin with a wooden skewer.

Total time: 15 minutes


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