Today I’m sharing how to style three Thanksgiving centerpieces with moss covered pumpkins. These are so easy to make, and I have a no fuss tutorial to help you create your own. I always enjoy planning our Thanksgiving table as much as planning our family meal, and this is one more way to get a head start.
I’m joining my friends and host Carol of BlueSky at Home again for the Celebrate The Holiday Blog Hop. This month we are sharing all kinds of ideas for your Thanksgiving get togethers, so you can plan with ease.
If you are stopping by from Kristin of White Arrows Home, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. Kristin knows how to do Thanksgiving with family so well, and I love her vintage styling.
You will find all the links for everyone participating this month at the end of this post. Don’t forget to pin all these festive Thanksgiving ideas to your favorite holiday boards.
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces With Moss Covered Pumpkins
If you understand how a blogger’s mind works then you’ll appreciate why I’m sharing not one, but three Thanksgiving centerpieces with moss covered pumpkins. I’m figuring as long as I’m experimenting with different looks I might as well share my favorite arrangements with you.
The idea is to create a centerpiece that you can create now and enjoy through the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll show you two arrangements on the dining room. The other arrangement is on the kitchen table which can be more of a last minute setup.
At this point, I’m not sure if we are hosting the big turkey day meal, or if we going to my daughter’s home. However I can recreate any three of these arrangements on her dining table in a snap.
How To Make Moss Covered Pumpkins
Before we jump into the centerpiece arrangements, let me show you how easy it is to make moss covered pumpkins. Supplies you’ll need.
- plastic pumpkins of different sizes
- dried sheet moss
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- dried pumpkin stems (optional)
I’m using the cheapest pumpkins I could find on sale. They are approximately 9″, 6″ and 3″ wide. When making all three pumpkins you will need about 3 packages of the 2oz size of dried sheet moss.
The first step is removing the plastic stem, and replace it with a dried pumpkin stem with hot glue. If you’re not replacing the stem, then you can start hot gluing the dried sheet moss on the pumpkin. Go at your own pace gluing one piece at a time, until it is completely covered.
Be very careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue, because some of the moss is thiner in areas. I highly recommend using silicone finger protectors for this project, or using a small piece of card board to press the moss into the hot glue.
As you are working with the sheet moss you’ll have lots of little pieces left over. You’ll find these pieces are good for filling in gaps and small spaces.
Moss Covered Pumpkins Using A Pedestal and Books
- wood pedestal
- pine cones
- brown leaves
In the first centerpiece, I’m using a short wood candle holder and small round tray, to create a pedestal for the largest pumpkin. Then on each side I’m using books to create little platforms at different levels for the other two pumpkins.
As filler around the pedestal and books I’m using pine cones and dried pecan stems from the yard. Our trees are not turning yet, but thanks to the neighborhood squirrels raiding our pecan trees, we have lots of short brown stems on the ground.
The last little touch is adding votive candles. I love using real candles, but when setting a table for the big day I’ll probably use flameless candles just to be on the safety side.
Mixing Moss pumpkins With Velvet Pumpkins
- round tray
- wood candle holders
- velvet pumpkins
- preserved oak leaves
- mini pine cones
In the second centerpiece, preserved oak leaves give lively seasonal color to the arrangement. I’m placing a few leaves under each pumpkin, including the velvet pumpkins on the candle sticks.
I’m using a larger round tray for this arrangement, adding mini pine cones around the base of the moss covered pumpkin. If you don’t have pine cones, gather up some acorns to vary the color and texture.
Moss Covered Pumpkins With Brass Candle Sticks
- moss covered pumpkins
- brass candle sticks and tappers
- brown pecan stems
- mini pine cones
The third centerpiece is the most simple since I’m arranging the moss pumpkins on a small round table. I using the same brown pecan stems and mini pine cones as the first arrangement.
The tall brass candle sticks and tappers give this centerpiece an extra cozy feel that I’m really loving.
Just for fun I went ahead and set the table with my everyday white plates, a mix of vintage stemware, and white cloth napkins. At each place setting I’m using a preserved oak leaf for color and a tiny orange pumpkin candle.
Add any of the following to your moss covered pumpkin centerpiece to make a look all your own.
- fresh flowers
- greenery from your yard
- dried foliage
- mini pumpkins
- dried wheat stalks
- apples and pears
- fresh or dried gourds
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Up next is Lynn of Living Large In A Small House, sharing her smart tips for a stress free Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out all the posts below at your leisure and don’t forget to pin you favorite photos.