Thanksgiving Centerpiece

This is what I did using some of my remaining flowers from my cornucopia project, I still have some left over!

  1. I purchased this pumpkin from Walmart for about five dollars.
  2. View of pumpkin before starting project.


  3. The first thing I did was remove the stem. I just pulled it right out.
  4. Removing the stem from the pumpkin.

  5. Next I placed the candle on top of the pumpkin and traced around the outside with a pencil. I liked the bigger candle best, but you could use whatever you prefer. With that done, I placed the candle aside and using a knife I cut around my pencil tracing.
  6. Cutting pumpkin along the marked circle.

  7. Next I took a large spoon from my flatware and began scooping out the Styrofoam. Just as you would do on a real pumpkin. I scooped out the amount I needed to push my candle down to the depth I wanted it. This part is completely up to you, but mine was about 2" or so.
  8. Using a spoon to scoop out interior of Styrofoam pumpkin.


  9. Once that was done I simply pushed the candle into the pumpkin and made sure it was even all around.
  10. Putting candle into hollowed out pumpkin.

  11. Finally I took my thrift store flowers and placed them into the very small crevice between the pumpkin and candle. Play with the flowers and place them however you like!
  12. Stryofoam pumpkin with candle and artificial flowers.

  13. This is my centerpiece, but it would also make a great present if your going to be at someone else's home for Thanksgiving.
  14. Styrofoam pumpkin centerpiece with candle lit.


The kids will have a blast helping you too. Fortunately for everyone, most of these items have already been marked down! Remember to never leave a candle lit and unattended.

By Mistie from Baton Rouge, LA

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November 29, 20110 found this helpful

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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December 1, 20110 found this helpful

Very cool. Nice centerpiece. Great idea.

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May 19, 20120 found this helpful

Abolutely lovely!

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