Locally grown pumpkins in the fall on a truck.

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks for the bountiful harvest of the season. It’s also an opportunity to get creative with your decorations, adding a touch of nature and warmth to your table, home, and yard. This year, why not embrace the beauty of living plants, gourds, and pumpkins for your Thanksgiving decor? Here are some inspiring ideas to help you infuse your celebration with the spirit of the season.

Table Decorations

Pumpkin Centerpiece Choose a variety of pumpkins and gourds in different shapes and sizes. Arrange them as a centerpiece, nestled amidst a bed of fresh greenery, such as eucalyptus, pine branches, or fall leaves. You can even paint or carve some of the pumpkins for an extra creative touch.

Living Plant Accents. Small potted plants like succulents or herbs make fantastic place cardholders. Wrap each pot with a rustic ribbon and attach a handwritten name tag for a personalized touch.

A cornucopia of Blooms. Create a horn of plenty by filling a cornucopia-shaped basket with fresh flowers, seasonal fruits, and small gourds. This iconic symbol of abundance will beautifully adorn your Thanksgiving table.


Home Decorations

Gourd Garland. Craft a garland using dried gourds, pumpkins, and fall leaves. String them along your mantle, banister, or doorways to infuse your home with an autumnal charm.

Wreaths of Welcome. Decorate your front door with a wreath made from pumpkins, gourds, and fall foliage. It’s a delightful way to greet your guests and set the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration.

Living Wall Art. Hang wooden crates or shelves on your walls and fill them with potted plants, succulents, or air plants. This not only adds a touch of greenery to your home but also gives it a cozy, natural feel.


Yard Decorations

Pumpkin Pathway. Line your walkway or garden path with pumpkins and gourds. Illuminate them with tea lights or small LED candles to guide your guests to the front door in a warm and inviting way.

Harvest-Themed Planters. Decorate your outdoor planters with a variety of fall flowers, such as mums, asters, and ornamental kale. Pair them with gourds and pumpkins for a splendid display that embodies the harvest season.

Thanksgiving Tree. Set up a “Thanksgiving tree” in your yard, just as you would for Christmas. Hang notes of gratitude from the branches, and let the tree serve as a reminder of the things you’re thankful for.

Embracing the use of living plants, gourds, and pumpkins in your Thanksgiving decorations not only adds a touch of natural beauty but also reflects the essence of the holiday. It’s an opportunity to get creative, celebrate the harvest, and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your family and friends. As you gather around the table, within your beautifully decorated home, or while taking a stroll through your yard, you’ll truly feel the spirit of Thanksgiving come to life

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