A Table Arrangement for Thanksgiving

Jennifer Allwood
by Jennifer Allwood
Continuing in my quest to keep every single pumpkin grower in America employed, I made ANOTHER pumpkin project this year.
Every single thing I'm obsessed with, I piled into this dough bowl:



-Vine-y, twiggy things from a decorating store.

-Hedgeapples (or osage oranges or brains or horse apples depending on where you are from). They are everywhere on the ground this time of year in Kansas City.


This tablescape me happy.

The pumpkin with the candle in the top is my favorite part of the arrangement, so I thought I'd share with you how to quickly do it.
We started with a medium-sized white pumpkin because white pumpkins just look so classy.
My husband, Mr. Magic used these things to carve the hole into the top of the pumpkin for me. I'm not going to pretend I know what they are. "A drill with an attachment." That's as much as a know. I've honestly quit denying my princess status and the fact that he does every.single.project involving tools. It's just safer for everyone that way. And my hands stay clean.
I gave Mr Magic the candle votive that I wanted to fit into the top of the white pumpkin. He used the drill thingy, but then had to use a kitchen knife to finesse the hole just a bit so the candle would fit.
And look, is he magic or what? Look at how snug and perfect that votive fits.
I know some of you will ask about the glittered pumpkins. I got mini pumpkins at the local grocery store where they are usually 2 for $1. And I have several ways that I glitter them. You can watch a couple of glittering videos on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/themagicbrushinc . One of my best tips involves using the Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer tool from Pampered Chef to glitter quickly. Anything for crafting.
Just a few final notes about this quick, easy decoration for your Thanksgiving table.

First, it should go without saying, but be sure your lit candles are no where near the vine-y, twiggy stuff that you may put in your arrangement. Fire safety first.

And second, both the hedgeapples and pumpkins WILL go bad eventually. When they do, you will know and it's time to toss them out. Yes, you could use FAKE ones so they last longer, but ouch on the cost of that! I prefer the real stuff as the hedgeapples are free and the mini pumpkins are cheap!

So this is my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. I hope this gives you some good ideas for your own table. I'd love to connect with you on my Facebook page. Find me by searching for Jennifer Allwood there.
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  • Judith Judith on Nov 12, 2015
    What`s not to love about pumpkins! Afterall, they made Cinderella a coach! I love them too and this is so pretty. Enjoy all your posts. Can`t wait to see what you`re deaming up for Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours : )

  • Karen Armour Diliberto Karen Armour Diliberto on Nov 16, 2015
    Prettiest one I've seen so far... And I love your honesty!!