This easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea is perfect for kids and adults alike! A “thankful” pumpkin is a fun fall tradition that cultivates gratitude, and can be displayed all season!
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $15 Difficulty: Easy
I'm always on the lookout for creative, easy and fun Thanksgiving decor ideas. If the idea helps my family cultivate gratitude, even better!
This “thankful” pumpkin fits the bill perfectly. It’s perfect for kids and adults alike, and can be displayed throughout the season. Alternatively, you can display blank pumpkins and have guests fill them in during your Thanksgiving celebration.
Start with a blank pumpkin. I used a faux pumpkin, so that we could keep and display these each year, but a real pumpkin would work, too!
Either hand-write or use vinyl to spelling out “thankful” on your pumpkin (Etsy has some vinyl options if you don’t have a vinyl cutting machine). I went with a turquoise color to match the rest of our dining room decor.
Put out a couple of permanent markers (I used gold, but a mix of fall colors would work, too), and you’re ready to go! Every day, each member of the family writes something that they’re thankful for. What a GREAT way to cultivate a grateful heart!
Materials I used for this project:
- Faux pumpkin (craft store)
- Sharpie markers (craft store)