Thanksgiving Flower Decor: DIY Floral Thanksgiving Arrangements

DIY Floral Thanksgiving Arrangement In A Pumpkin Vase
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Thanksgiving celebrations can vary greatly from one family to another. However, those who do celebrate the holiday often do so as a means to spend time with friends and loved ones. In addition to time spent with loved ones, capturing the mood with seasonal items and Thanksgiving flower décor takes centerstage.

Floral Thanksgiving Arrangements

Traditionally, gatherings (both large and small) center around the preparation of foods sourced from recent harvests and, of course, turkey. It is for this reason that many may also feel the need to decorate for the occasion. The creation of Thanksgiving flower arrangements or Thanksgiving flower centerpieces is just one way in which hosts are able to make a lasting impression on dinner guests.

The creation of do-it-yourself Thanksgiving flower décor is an easy way to add appeal and flare to tablescapes. Most commonly used items include those which are related to the season such as corn stalks, pumpkins, squash, and sunflowers.

While Thanksgiving flower arrangements can be created with elements that have been purchased, most choose to implement flowers and plant parts which are native to the region. During this time, colorful foliage and decorative seed pods may be abundant. Flowers, branches, and/or fruits which have been harvested from the garden are essential in the creation of arrangements which are fitting to the time of year and offer an interesting talking point.

When using any of these items to create Thanksgiving flower centerpieces, make certain to conduct thorough research. Always avoid any plants that are toxic or considered to be potentially hazardous.

Those making floral Thanksgiving arrangements should not feel limited to these materials. One does not have to be an expert to create beautiful and memorable Thanksgiving flower arrangements. Thanksgiving flower centerpieces can be as complicated or as simple as desired.

Elements such as height and the selection of a vessel will be essential in creating a vase which is both beautiful and composed. Color, texture, and even scent will be key to setting a table which is cohesive. For this reason, Thanksgiving flower décor should complement items like linens and tableware.

While floral Thanksgiving arrangements are more traditional and can be lovely, do not be afraid to explore other options such as single stem bud vases or large dried arrangements.

Tonya Barnett

Tonya Barnett has been gardening for 13 years. Flowers are her passion. She has trasformed her backyard into a cut flower garden, which she regularly chronicles on her YouTube channel