Thanksgiving Centerpiece: Hollowed Pumpkin Bouquet

I’ve always wanted to try this…and finally did this year.

We grew this beautiful white “Cotton Candy” pumpkin last summer.  It created the perfect color compliment to the orange flowers and its moderate size didn’t over-power the table.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Step 1: Remove the top of the pumpkin, the seeds and the pulp.

Step 2: Coat the cut edge of the pumpkin with petroleum jelly to slow the drying process.

Step 3: Insert a plastic jar, cup or other non-porous container into the opening.

Step 4: Cut flowers and dried grasses, reducing the stems to about 6 inches.  Arrange to taste.

Thanksgiving Table