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Simple DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape

Create A DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape Using Your Homegrown Pumpkins & Garden Flowers

DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape using homegrown flowers and pumpkins

I’ve been busy creating the perfect DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape to share with all of you! How is it that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away? This year’s celebration is probably going to look different for many families, including my own. Thanksgiving has always been a time for gathering around the table with friends and family. Whether you are having a Thanksgiving gathering or just a small Thanksgiving at home, I hope I can inspire you with these DIY Thanksgiving Tablescapes.

Using Fresh Flowers From Our Garden

For my first DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape I wanted to utilize plants and pumpkins from our garden. Now I realize that many growing regions have already had a killing frost so this may not be an option. If your flowers are done for the season, you can always create a similar tablescape by purchasing flowers from your local florist. 

Harvesting Your Thanksgiving Tablescape Centerpieces From The Garden

To begin creating this tablescape, I harvested a bucket of fall colored dahlias from our flower field. Sadly we’ve now had a killing frost and my dahlias are now done for the season. (I’m envious of those of you who still have dahlias blooming in your garden!) I put my dahlias along with some garden basil, dara, yarrow, and amaranth in a clear vase. Next, I went out to our garden and cut some of our ornamental grasses to put in a vase. I put these grasses in dark vases without any water so the stems can dry nicely for the fall season. The golden hues and texture that ornamental grasses add to fall decor are so pretty this time of year!

close-up of Thanksgiving table

Finally, I finished by gathering our mini pumpkins from the greenhouse where they had been curing for the past two weeks. Before heading inside I also cut some eucalyptus stems to use on my Thanksgiving Tablescape. Most people don’t grow their own eucalyptus so you may need to purchase this from a florist or you can use an artificial eucalyptus garland.

Time To Set The Thanksgiving Table

Once you’ve gathered everything from the garden, it’s time to start setting the table. I began setting our DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape by using a cream colored table runner that I found from Target. After putting the runner down, I set each place setting with a napkin underneath the charger and dinner plate. Next, I put our dahlia bouquet in the center of the table, followed by two tall vases with the ornamental grasses. Then, I laid branches of eucalyptus around the center of the table. After that I placed little pumpkins throughout the gaps in the eucalyptus and also on top of each place setting. 

tall ornamental grasses and dahlias on Thanksgiving Table. Ideas for Thanksgiving Tablescape

I finished this Thanksgiving tablescape by adding little gold votive candle holders throughout the center of the table. These votive holders add such a nice glow in the evening. I’ve found that I re-use these votives all the time! I should mention that I remove the tall centerpiece bouquets when we actually sit down at the table. This also creates space for serving dishes to be placed on the table when it’s time to eat!

A Thanksgiving Tablescape Using Homegrown Pumpkins

homegrown pumpkins line this DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape

My favorite Thanksgiving tablescape to create was actually this one that features pumpkins we grew in our field this summer! (Of course you could always go to the pumpkin patch to collect pumpkins for this tablescape too!)

close up of pumpkins on table

For this tablescape, I began by placing our cream colored table runner that I found from Hearth & Hand at Target. Next, I actually used a faux eucalyptus garland and laid it down on the table runner. Then, I started placing my largest pumpkins on the center of the table. I tried to vary the colors as I laid the pumpkins on the table. For this tablescape, I used Cinderella pumpkins, white pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, Jarrahdale pumpkins, and mini pumpkins. Next, I added my golden votive holders throughout any gaps in the tablescape.

looking down on Thanksgiving tablescape

This pumpkin DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape was super easy to put together. And best of all, it is one that I can easily leave on the table for decoration. Of course, I’m secretly looking forward to taking these pumpkins off the table so that I can bake with them! Stay tuned because I will soon be sharing one of my favorite pumpkin soup recipes with you!

finished simple DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape

I hope that you were inspired by these simple DIY Thanksgiving Tablescape ideas! If you found these helpful, I’d love for you to either leave a comment below or PIN this post to Pinterest. Wishing you and your family a warm and cozy fall and Thanksgiving!

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