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Floral Pumpkin Vase | Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

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Impress your guests with your creativity and adorn your table with gorgeous flowers with this easy DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a floral pumpkin vase for your Thanksgiving table.

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Great Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea for the Holidays

A Centerpiece Everyone Will Love

Oohh Thanksgiving – it’s all about what really matters: family, good friends, and delicious comfort food. We love the traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving: traditional colors, the traditional menu, beautiful flowers, and its rustic and warm setting. Adding a thanksgiving centerpiece to your seasonal Thanksgiving table gives a touch of sophistication and class. You could also make this project with a foam pumpkin and fake flowers, so you can reuse it every year.

Thank you to Jenny Steffens for this beautiful tutorial. Check out more craft ideas from her here.


1. Pick Out the Flowers You’ll Use

choose the vase | inexpensive thanksgiving table decorations
Photo by Jenny Steffens

Let’s start by choosing the colors and flowers for the “vase”. You have to know and get the feel for how these colors and flowers will look like on the Thanksgiving table and also in the room.

We decided to go for these warm colors of Autumn – burnt light orange Apricot Roses and deep red Mums. To contrast and add something that drapes downward in the floral arrangement, we added the wheat-looking stems.

2. Trace the Pumpkin For an Opening

Trace the Pumpkin For an Opening | thanksgiving floral centerpieces
Photo by Jenny Steffens

To be sure that it would fit the opening, cut the top of the pumpkin with the bottom part of the glass vase – the one that we will set inside to make the floral arrangement later. So make sure that the vase that you’ll use is about the same height as the pumpkin.

3. Scoop Out the Pumpkin

Scoop Out the Pumpkin | thanksgiving decor
Photo by Jenny Steffens

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the pumpkin seeds inside.

Reminder: Be careful in doing this step.

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4. Place the Oasis Foam

Place the Oasis Foam | fall centerpieces
Photo by Jenny Steffens

Place the square of oasis foam inside the glass vase filled with water then put it inside the pumpkin.

5. Start With the Floral Arrangement

Start With the Floral Arrangement | diy thanksgiving decorations
Photo by Jenny Steffens

Start with the best roses while trying to achieve the desired shape of your arrangement. Place two to three flowers next to each of them since flowers look great in groups of the same kind.

You can also use different sizes of roses to spice it up a little and add interest. It also creates a natural look.

6. Add the Red Mums

Add the Red Mums | thanksgiving table setting ideas
Photo by Jenny Steffens

Start adding groups of deep red Mums in the same fashion.

Hmmmm.. it seems a bit ‘tight’, huh? You can gently pull the bottom roses out by an inch so that it wouldn’t look like a ball of flowers on a pumpkin. 🙂

7. Design

To add softness to our pretty pumpkin floral arrangement, add some broom cob around its corner. Look at how it gives the drape effect to the Floral Pumpkin Vase. This DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece is definitely eye-catching.

It should look like this:

diy-thanksgiving-centerpiece-roses-mums | simple table decorations
Photo by Jenny Steffens

And we are done!

Watch this video from Better Homes and Gardens for other centerpiece ideas for Thanksgiving:

This DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece looks more appealing than if it was homogeneously arranged. It would look polka-dotted! To keep its freshness last, keep your Floral Pumpkin Vase in a refrigerator or anywhere cool.

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This post has been adapted from Jenny Steffen’s DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece | Roses, Mums, and Broom Cob in a Pumpkin “Vase”.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 19, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevance.

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