Make It By Monday: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpieces

With the holidayS kicking into high gear, get a leg up on the festive season by making your own versatile decorative pumpkin centerpiece. Take a pumpkin or gourde and add some succulents to create a memorable table accent that will wow all of your guests for Thanksgiving and beyond.

  • How to make a pumpkin centerpiece:

    • 1 heirloom pumpkin (I used a “Jarrahdale” because I love its dusky blue hue, but any will do)
    • succulents (remove the root balls but leave at least an inch of stem)
    • reindeer or other moss
    • lisianthus
    • broom corn
    • oak or other tree leaves
    • dusty miller leaves
    • bronze fennel seed heads
    • trailing amaranth, dried or fresh
    • mini pumpkins or gourds to match your colors
    • vintage tray or other base
    • floral foam (Oasis)
    • waterproof florist tape
    • Bindwire or basic floral wire
    • scissors
  • Instructions:

    Click on over to Design*Sponge to get the entire breakdown of how to make this versatile and beautiful centerpiece!

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  1. Love this idea! I am definitely going to do this for my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Thanks!
    Ellen Weiss

    Ellen Weiss | 11.09.2012 | Reply
    • We love it and are planning on doing the same! Are you on Twitter, Ellen? Be sure to send us a picture of your masterpiece! xo

      The Chalkboard | 11.10.2012 | Reply

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