Halloween may be long gone, but don’t throw your pumpkins out yet. Here are some fun, easy ways to re-purpose pumpkins and other fall items to use for a Thanksgiving feast.
- Pumpkin Vases
- + Cut an opening around the stem of a large pumpkin. Discard this portion of the pumpkin.
- + Clean out the inside of the pumpkin.
- + Place a short vase with water and flowers inside the pumpkin. Another option is to place the flowers directly inside the pumpkin and then arrange as desired.
- Candle Holder
- + Fill a vase with alternating layers of corn kernels, dry seeds, and/ or beans.
- + Place a pillar candle on top of the mixture and add more layers until the candle is securely buried.
- Glittered leaves
- + Press leaf in a flower press or in between pages of an old magazine with a weight on top. Let set overnight or longer.
- + Cover one side of leaf with glue. Apply glitter and shake off excess.
- + Can be used as place cards, name-tags for hostess gifts, or table décor.
- Mini Pumpkin Candle
- + Cut a small opening around the stem of a mini pumpkin. Use the bottom of your tea light as a guide to trace a circle for size if desired.
- + Carve out only as deep as needed. If you prefer to use a votive you will need to carve deeper.
- + Place your candle in the opening, light, and enjoy. If you are placing the candles near food, you may want to consider using unscented candles.
- Some other ideas I will be trying this year include:
- + Pumpkin dip bowl
- + Pumpkin cooler
- + Candles floating in cranberries
What do you plan on doing to add some flare to your Thanksgiving table?
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