How to Make These Gorgeous Pumpkin Place Settings

Turn a pile of mini pumpkins and a grocery store bouquet into a gorgeous Thanksgiving table craft your guests will love!

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Create gorgeous personalized place settings for Thanksgiving dinner with a few easy materials. Guests will be blown away by the hand-crafted floral pumpkins, and you don't need to tell them the creations took only a few minutes! Choose a bouquet that matches your existing decor, and pop the blooms into a cleaned-out pumpkin for a stunning display that won't break the bank.

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What You'll Need:

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  • Small pumpkins
  • Knife
  • Fork or spoon
  • Scissors
  • Floral foam
  • Grocery store bouquet
  • Water
  • Mini chalkboard signs
  • Floral wire
  • Chalk or chalk marker

Step 1: Prep pumpkin

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Use a knife to cut a circle around the top of the pumpkin, then use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. When the pumpkin is clean, cut small pieces of floral foam and set inside the pumpkin; cut these so they're shorter than the height of the pumpkin. Repeat this process for each pumpkin you want to make. While preparing the pumpkins, keep in mind that the size of the holes will determine how many flowers you'll be able to fit in each one.

Step 2: Add flowers

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Start with a grocery store bouquet that matches your existing table decor. We picked a bouquet with traditional reds and oranges, and added bright pops of green and yellow. Trim the stems of each bloom and use the floral foam to style the arrangement. Fill the pumpkin with water when you're finished adding flowers.

Step 3: Personalize

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Grab a package of mini chalkboards (usually available at a crafts store) and use chalk or a chalk marker to add each guest's name to a board. Wrap the base of each board with floral wire and insert wire into the foam.

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