My mom was always bringing people flowers, whether it was for holidays, because they weren’t feeling well, or just because she wanted to share a small piece of her amazing flower garden with them. It was one of the many ways that she showered others with kindness.
So let me share with you an easy flower arrangement that even my mom would have been proud to give. I saw this years ago, and I wish I could tell you where. All I can tell you is that it’s a genius idea, but definitely not mine.
Supplies for Thanksgiving Centerpiece
You only need a few things for this easy centerpiece. You can buy these for less than $10.
- A small baking pumpkin
- A small bunch of flowers.
- Presoaked floral foam.
How to Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
- Cut open the pumpkin. Scoop out all of the insides, just as you would if you were carving it. You can discard the top of the pumpkin.
- Cut the floral foam to fit the pumpkin. It will need to be small enough to fit into the pumpkin, but big enough to hold all the flowers. It helps to use some of the scraps from cutting the foam, to squeeze between it and the pumpkin once it’s inside the pumpkin. It will hold the foam in place.
- Add the flowers one at a time. Remember when cutting flowers you can always cut them shorter, so start out with them longer. Save some of the leaves to tuck in around the edges at the end.
- Carefully fill the pumpkin with water.
Enjoying the Centerpiece
- This centerpiece will last for about a week.
- Changing out the water every other day will help the centerpiece last longer.
Using this Centerpiece
I love this idea as a hostess gift, or a slightly bigger version as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Or an easier version where you just pop a potted plant in there.
But I especially love it as the centerpiece for a fall wedding! Can you imagine? Maybe with some small mason jars around the pumpkins with little tea lights?
Other Thanksgiving Ideas
If you are hosting Thanksgiving, you can find all of our recipes here: Thanksgiving Recipes. Here are my three favorite recipes: