Continuing in my quest to keep every single pumpkin grower in America employed, I made ANOTHER pumpkin project this year. Here’s my gorgeous Thanksgiving table arrangement. Every single thing I’m obsessed with is piled into a dough bowl (similar to this dough bowl) :
- Vine-y, twiggy things from a decorating store.
- Hedgeapples (or osage oranges or brains or horse apples depending on where you are from). They are everywhere on the ground this time of year in Kansas City.
It makes me happy.
I wanted a candle put into the top of the middle pumpkin for something fun and different in this Thanksgiving table arrangement.
So, we started with a medium-sized white pumpkin because white pumpkins just look so classy. Especially in a Thanksgiving Table Arrangement.
Mr. Magic used these things to carve the hole into the top of the pumpkin for me. I’m not going to pretend I know what they are. “A drill with an attachment.” That’s as much as a know. I’ve honestly quit denying my princess status and the fact that he does every.single.project involving tools. It’s just safer for everyone that way. And my hands stay clean.
I gave Mr Magic the candle votive that I wanted to fit into the top of the white pumpkin. He used the drill thingy, but then had to use a kitchen knife to finesse the hole just a bit so the candle would fit.
And look, is he magic or what? Look at how snug and perfect that votive fits.
I know some of you will ask about the glittered pumpkins. I got the mini pumpkins at the local grocery store where they are usually 2 for $1. And I have several ways that I glitter them.
Here is one video that I had on Facebook showing one technique. What’s funny is that I paid to have this video made and it’s pretty and professional and THERE IS MUSIC AND EVERYTHING. And yet the video that had even MORE views is this next one where I used a Pampered Chef tool to help me in my glittering madness.
Over 54K people have watched that thing. Hilarious!
Just a few final notes about this quick, easyThanksgiving table arrangement.
First, it should go without saying, but be sure your lit candles are no where near the vine-y, twiggy stuff that you may put in your arrangement. Fire safety first.
And second, both the hedgeapples and pumpkins WILL go bad eventually. When they do, you will know and it’s time to toss them out. Yes, you could use FAKE ones so they last longer, but ouch on the cost of that! I prefer the real stuff as the hedgeapples are free and the mini pumpkins are cheap!
So this is my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I hope this gives you some good ideas for your own!
For more fall and Thanksgiving decorating ideas, check out my recent Happy Fall Y’all , my ombre fall colors and my Always Give Thanks pallet projects. I also stenciled this Harvest barnwood sign and it has been such a hit on pinterest!
And if all this sparks your desire to paint more and update your home’s interior walls, check out my FREE video on my favorite paint colors! I’ll share my top wall colors and help you make some tough decisions!
Did you know that you can make your pumpkins last longer by soaking them for 10 mins, stem side down, in a bath of 10 parts water 1 part bleach? Found on Pintrest.
I love the idea of turning a pumpkin into a candle holder! Very cool! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday; I’ll be featuring your centerpiece at our upcoming party.