Check out my tips for this affordable, charming and easy pumpkin centerpiece. It’s the best of both worlds – fresh flowers and a fabulous heirloom pumpkin!

Learn how to make this quick and easy pumpkin centerpiece in just minutes.

A Thanksgiving centerpiece set with a white pumpkin and fresh flowers below.
Want to save this?
Enter your email below and I’ll send it to you!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

When I started blogging, I never dreamed where it would lead me. I wrote posts that were seen by just twenty or thirty of my closest family and friends, yet I decided to continue sharing my passion for entertaining and design that celebrates everyday life in hopes that it would inspire others.

Entertaining doesn’t have to be overwhelming or exhausting, and it shouldn’t be! Don’t skip my FREE complete guides for How to Host Thanksgiving and even a Virtual Thanksgiving guide!

Sometimes we get caught up in the obligations of holidays, but I prefer to reserve my energy for the things that bring me joy, and that’s seeing the smiles on our girls’ faces, creating a delicious meal and a beautiful environment we can all enjoy it together.

I’ve always enjoyed creating a beautiful table, often pulling from existing resources, whether it be candles and platters we always keep on hand or repurposing those pretty pumpkins we all rush out to purchase in early fall.

Today I’m sharing some easy to make pumpkin centerpiece.

Pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece and beautiful table setting

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

You can create your own pumpkin centerpiece in just five minutes, which offers plenty of time to tend to the turkey and desserts.

  • Inexpensive
  • Low to the Table (for easy guest interaction)
  • Pumpkins Last for Months
  • Easy to Create
  • Customize to your Tastes

We used to think of a Thanksgiving centerpiece as a series of decor pulled from the basement that takes time and effort to pull together. Repurposing this pretty pumpkin from our entryway made this centerpiece really accessible.

A Thanksgiving centerpiece set with a white pumpkin and fresh flowers below.


  • seeded eucalyptus
  • pumpkin {I used a fairytale pumpkin, also known as Long Island Cheese}
  • roses

Amazon Storefront

Follow my Amazon Storefront to find more holiday looks for less.

How to Make this Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

  1. Place your pumpkin at the center of the table. DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape
  2. Place snips of seeded eucalyptus under 3 sides of the pumpkin, so that it’s slightly off-center. I chose to do the back left, front middle and front right. Add another snip of eucalyptus to the top, of those stems, if needed, to make them appear fuller. DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape
  3. Cut rose stems just 2″ below the base of the rose and tuck under the pumpkin so that they nestle on top of the eucalyptus, near the pumpkin. Easy to make Thanksgiving centerpiece and DIY table setting


  • Any time I purchase something for our home, even temporary, natural elements, I like to consider its versatility. When properly cared for, a pumpkin can last 2-3 months!
  • Not sure where to buy flowers? Check out this guide to Trader Joe’s Flowers!
  • As a low lying and easy to make Thanksgiving centerpiece, it doesn’t interfere with conversation and also makes a great base to elevate a platter.
  • Even for an intimate group of guests, I leave the leaves on our table for additional serving space. There’s plenty of room for a pitcher of water, a basket of rolls and a bottle of wine.
DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape

Where to Use this Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece and table setting
A Thanksgiving centerpiece set with a white pumpkin and fresh flowers below.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving? I’d love to help! Leave any questions you have in the comments below.

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Hi Julie,

    How do you keep the roses fresh looking without some water bulb at the end, which obviously wouldn’t work well to tuck under the pumpkin? Love your ideas and am enjoying your inspirations as I settle into my Connecticut home! Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Lia! That’s a great question. Roses are actually fairly durable flowers. This centerpiece looked beautiful several days later as both roses and eucalyptus dry beautifully. Enjoy your new home!

  2. Thank you. That may have seemed like a silly question, but I always wonder how Thanksgiving is served in other families. Also, thank you for the “I am grateful for…” cards. We usually go around the table and each say something we’re thankful for, but having each person actually write it down is a great idea, and those cards are so cute! Thanks!

    1. Not at all! It was a great question, Kim! I love reflecting on years prior. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Have a beautiful week!

  3. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I do have a question. I noticed you set the table with salad plates placed over dinner plates. Do you serve your guests salad first and then let them help themselves to turkey etc. set up somewhere else? I’m curious how you serve Thanksgiving dinner and specifically how you incorporate the salad plates.

    1. It all depends on what I’m serving. I’ll often serve the salad first and use the dinner plates as chargers. It allows me to put the finishing touches on dinner or for the dishes to finish baking without keeping guests waiting. Then I’ll bring the turkey and sides out, removing the salad plates.