Thanksgiving Decorations From The Front Door To The Table

by Emma W.R. on October 13, 2014

Christmas decorations are already in the stores. In fact, they were on the shelves before Halloween was even over! But don’t forget about Thanksgiving decorations. There are a few simple things you can create on your own that will really make your house warm and inviting.

Pumpkin Flower Vase

Try getting your front porch or front steps into the festive mood by making pumpkin flower vases. It’s simple and the results are beautiful.

Start off by buying as many pumpkins as you’d like to decorate with, of whatever sizes you’d like, and cut the top portion of the pumpkin off. Scrape the inside of the pumpkin out just as you would if you were carving one for Halloween. Then add your favorite fall colored flowers inside, using the pumpkin as a vase. Stuff as many as you can in each for a full and majestic look. I like to throw some yellows, oranges, reds, and browns into the mix. Set them down at the sides of your doors or going up your front steps. It’s sure to get a lot of compliments from the neighbors!

Pumpkin Flower Vase

Pail of Leaves Centerpiece

All it takes is a vintage pail and some leaves from Mother Nature to make this fall worthy centerpiece. Place magnolia leaves into a bucket, using florist’s foam to keep the arrangement in place. The arrangement works best if you place tall leaves in back and shorter leaves in front.

Pail of Leaves Centerpiece

Corn and Candles House Decorations

Dried corn kernels in a plain glass jar create a cozy spot for candles. Look for candles with autumn aromas to give your decoration even more fall appeal. Place the candle inside the jar and then fill the dried corn kernels around it until it’s filled half way.

Corn and Candles

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Abby October 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Every year I say I’m going to decorate, it looks so pretty but I can never think of anything. I’m going to give these a try. Thanks!


Claudia F. October 20, 2014 at 10:36 am

I made the pail of leaves centerpiece last year! So pretty. I’m doing it again.


Irene October 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Well I just made the pail of leaves centerpiece and it came out great. My pail isn’t as nice as the one in the picture but it still looks good. I even added a few pine cones. This is gonna look great on my table for Thanksgiving – and it will last lot longer than flowers. Thanks for the idea.


Brook A October 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

These are some really simple ideas that look amazing! I would never think to pair up popcorn kernels and a candle, but Wow! it looks great. Thanks for the great (and simple) idea!


Amy October 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

The pumpkin holder is a great idea. Its a great additional use for a pumpkin.


Janice October 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I am always looking for new ways to decorate for the holidays. I am hosting Thanksgiving and I think I will try decorating my front steps with the pumpkin vases. My only question is if water should be added.


Elizabeth October 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Great ideas! I like the pumpkin flower holders because I can use the pumpkins that I displayed for Halloween. They are still in great shape and this is a nice transition from one holiday to the next.
Actually I like all 3 ideas – they are very doable. Keep them coming.


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