shoulda been a florist // elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece

If you’re anything like me… Thanksgiving has kind of snuck up on you. Like, it’s tomorrow. Oops. Cue the need for last-minute decor that still feels thoughtful and elegant. Flowers are a clear way to do this, and not just because they are my obvious favorite. For this Thanksgiving centerpiece, I decided to ‘upcycle’ my pumpkin from Halloween and use it as a vessel to hold my flower arrangement.

shoulda been a florist // elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece // jojotastic.com shoulda been a florist // elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece // jojotastic.com

shoulda been a florist // elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece // jojotastic.com

To start, cut open the top of your pumpkin and scoop out the insides.

shoulda been a florist // elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece // jojotastic.com

Once the pumpkin is scooped out, I added floral foam. This will help keep the flowers and greens in place, plus it will retain water to help keep them hydrated, too! In a pinch, you can skip this step and instead tuck a small drinking glass inside the pumpkin to act as a vase instead. From there, arrange your flowers as you’d like!

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For this arrangement I decided to mix things up and use a few blooms I’ve had my eye on at the market: decorative kale, tiny ivory tea roses, eucalyptus, and juniper. The color palette is simple enough to go with any table, but the use of a pumpkin really makes a statement!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

p.s. For even more Thanksgiving inspiration, be sure to check out my guides with eBay: Perfect Thanksgiving Decor, What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner, and Must-Have Thanksgiving Textiles.

Photography by Meghan Klein. Styling by Jojotastic.

  • Kristine Yarcho

    love it! love your blog, girl! gotta know where that dress is from!

    • thanks so much! it’s from free people last year :)