Easy Thanksgiving Ideas

Enjoy an easy Thanksgiving this year with our stress-free recipes, simple craft ideas and cooking checklists.

Make a Pumpkin Centerpiece

Add a touch of fall to your table with a flower-and-pumpkin centerpiece.

pumpkin floral centerpiece
  1. CHOOSE a pumpkin, then find a vase or glass that’s shorter and several inches smaller in diameter. (Or substitute floral foam for a vase.) Invert the vase on top of the pumpkin, over the stem, and trace around it.
  2. CARVE slightly outside that line with a knife. Lift the top and scoop out pulp and seeds, like you’re carving a jack-o’-lantern.
  3. FILL vase half full with water, then place it inside the pumpkin.
  4. SELECT seasonal flowers for your arrangement, such as dahlias or mums. Trim stems so they are several inches longer than the pumpkin is tall, and arrange in vase.