Thanksgiving Day Centerpiece Idea

happy November!! its time to start thinking about Turkey Day crafts. and i thought it would be good to start with the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving feast.

thanksgiving feast centerpiece idea

remember my fall paper pumpkins and halloween paper pumpkins? well, Woman’s Day asked me to create a thanksgiving day centerpiece with them for an article.  so of course i whipped up some cute paper pumpkins with some festive harvest scrapbook paper, added some berry twigs, and burlap, and ta-da! simple, easy, and inexpensive centerpiece for your big turkey dinner. here is the tutorial to make your own easy paper pumpkins.

thanksgiving craft idea

i think these pumpkins would be for place settings too. or scattered on your mantel. or piled in a hurricane vase. ah, the possibilities!

looking for more holiday craft ideas:

Paper Turkeys

Give Thanks pillow

Christmas Advent Calendar

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    I heart these lil pumpkins! I saw these on your site and made 50 of them for my boys classes and they absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for the idea ;)

  2. 2

    Very cute! I love the burlap!

  3. 3

    I love those adorable pumpkins and the centerpiece looks fantastic!

  4. 4

    OMGoodness … super cute!

  5. 5

    Those are adorable.. I love the two-tones paper too!!

  6. 6

    These are fantastic!! Love them!

  7. 8
    Laura M

    Wicked cute pumpkins!!!!!!!!!!! I must try that. Thanks for all your great inspiration!

  8. 9
    toni roselló

    A great idea.

  9. 10
    Laura Lea

    I’m hoping to make these for place settings for my Thanksgiving this year. I may have 20 people. If I can swing it I’d like to have a few as centerpieces and on my mantle or hanging between my fabric Happy Thanksgiving banner that I’m still sewing! I just started Pinterest and that is how I found you. I hope to always repin so that my pins give credit to the first person who posted! I am very inspired by your blog. I work with little kids and if I have a parent helper I may expand this to construction paper sized bigger looser pumpkins! Thanks again for the inspiration. I just got back from JoAnn’s paper sale and got as many oranges as I could to make my pumpkins. I think my sister-in-law will appreciate these. My granddaughter is four and she wants to help. She may be helping with the stems and curling the thin strips with me.

    1. 10.1

      Hi Laura Lea,
      Thank you for stopping by! These easy pumpkins will be perfect for your place settings! I hope you’ll stop by again soon!
      happy crafting,

      1. Laura Lea

        I made seven last night and they are adorable. I must confess my first one I tried to make a weensie bit bigger and it got beyond wonky, totally lopsided and another squash like form entirely. So I went back to your measurements and it worked fine. I quilled the top stem, rolled them tightly and added then slid the thin curly tendril up inside under the stem and out one side. I was able to squirt the glue up inside the center hole and it stablized the thicker stem. I do not have photos yet. I usually post to my Flickr site, my name Laura Lea is on that if you are also a Flickr member. Thanks again for the inspiration. I’d like to make larger ones with the children but must come up with an easier way. Kindergarteners hands need more to grasp.

  10. 11

    Im going to make these with brads instead of hot glue and tuck a decorated cookie inside for a party favor.