Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Colorful Thanksgiving

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!