I absolutely love the holiday season. From the time fall sets in until New Years, I’m pretty much like a kid in a candy store, or a kid on Christmas. I watch all the holiday specials, I go crazy with home decor and I’m simply filled with joy and happiness. It’s a time of year that for me, truly feels magical.
My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving for both of our families a few times now and we absolutely loved how our dining table centerpieces and decor came out. From cooking to decorating and entertaining our guests, we enjoyed everything about it. We both enjoyed coming up with our own ideas, getting creative and watching it all fall into place perfectly. My husband was big on making our table stand out and be unique from anything we had seen at past holidays so we came up with the idea to use white table cloths and have a fall decorative paper place-mat at each setting. Sounds weird, I know, but they were awesome and they looked great! We put a different gourd on each plate, colorful fake leaves scattered around the table and used fall colored cloth napkins. Each place setting looked perfect, but the table needed a pop of color and a little pizzazz to really make it stand out. I didn’t want to do a typical candle centerpiece, so I decided to get creative.
We had a bunch pumpkins hanging around inside and outside of our house that I knew were going to get tossed soon so I decided to base the project around them and use them as flower cases.
What you need
- Fresh Flowers
- Jar or Vase
- Cut the tops off the pumpkins as if you were going to carve them then clean them out.
- Fill the pumpkins with a few inches of water for the flowers.
- Trim the flowers to fit in the pumpkins and fill the pumpkins with as many flowers that fit.
- For the remaining flowers, fill a jar/vase with fresh cranberries and fit the flowers in.
It all looked so professional and pretty that I felt a little bit like Martha Stewart. And an added bonus of carving out any pumpkin in my house is toasting the seeds. So they not only made for the perfect DIY pumpkin centerpieces, but a tasty and healthy appetizer too!
I love how table decor came out and our families complimented the homemade centerpieces. Although we’re not hosting this year, I still plan on getting creative with my pumpkins and I already have a few ideas crawling around my head!
How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?