Last Updated October 31st, 2020 at 01:20 pm by Lisa
Thanksgiving Table Pumpkin Flower Centerpieces will say "Happy Thanksgiving Everyone"!!!
Make Thanksgiving Table Pumpkin Flower Centerpieces using bright fall colored flowers and greenery in pumpkins, and give to guests! Happy Thanksgiving...
The thing I love about this project is you can use pumpkins from Halloween in two ways. One as pumpkin vases for flowers, and second the seeds are perfectly edible and easy to roast for a snack or to sprinkle on a salad. Now that is a lot of bang for the buck so to speak for your decorations.
For many years, our family Thanksgiving Table has been set with these fun Pumpkin Flower Centerpieces. My Dad always loved this tradition, and each year would ask if I was going to do the flowers like last year, to which I always said, "Of course!"
These are simple to make with fall colored flowers or things from your own garden. When packing up leftovers for your guests to take home, give each family a centerpiece to enjoy! Oh, and tell your guests to protect the surface they set these on.
How to Make Thanksgiving Table Pumpkin Flower Centerpieces:
What you need:
Fall color flowers - 2 bunches
1 block wet (soak in water) floral oasis from craft store
garden clippers or scissors
2-3 wooden skewers
bucket with water to hold flowers while arranging and to soak the wet oasis
5-6 pumpkins and squash: I used Sugar Pie Pumpkins, Kabocha Squash, Acorn Squash, and Mark's Stripe.
Step 1: With Pumpkins you can cut the top off just like a jack-o-lantern, with the squash try laying them on their side and cutting a hole in the top so the squash will sit firmly on the table and not tip over.
Step 2: Scoop out all the pumpkin and squash seeds, and save in a bowl. These make fantastic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds which are perfect on a salad for Thanksgiving or a great snack. Here is the recipe for Crunchy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.
Step 3: Cut the wet flower oasis (soaked in water) and place down into the pumpkins and squash. Cut flowers with shorter stems and push down into the oasis. Try to use leaves to cover fill in the area so the green oasis is hidden. Have fun using different materials, you can even use your own garden clippings, flowers, and greenery. I like to use bright Fall colors, yellow-orange roses, daisies, sunflowers, eucalyptus, and greenery like lemon leaves.
Step 4: Save the tops of the pumpkins, and you can add these to the arrangements.
Save the tops of the pumpkins, push a small piece of the skewer into the top and push down into the centerpiece to secure.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Let us give thanks for our blessings.
P.S. - Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are perfect for a salad for Thanksgiving or a great snack.
Here is the recipe link for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.