A fun way to brighten up your Thanksgiving table is to put your flowers in a pumpkin instead of a vase! It adds such a personal touch and makes all the women in the family go crazy. ;) Be creative and impress your guests!
Purchase a small baking pumpkin from the store and cut out the top in a round circle. Gut out the pumpkin. The cleaner (no goop) the inside, the longer the arrangement will last and not spoil as quickly from the moisture. I picked out my flowers from Trader Joe's, of course, because they have some great Autumn arrangements right now that I thought would be perfect for this piece. You could almost do 2 bunches per pumpkin. The fuller the arrangement the better it looks. Stick a cup full of water into the pumpkin and cut your flowers short so they don't topple out. You could even use oasis (green sponge-like thing) instead of a cup. This will help the flowers stay in place. Have fun!