Celebrate Thanksgiving at the table with an easy DIY Indian Corn Vase and Floral Centerpiece. Additionally you’ll find Thanksgiving table and centerpiece inspiration from 16 table stylists.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m happy to be part of Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop!
You can find additional Thanksgiving table and centerpiece inspiration
from 16 table stylists at the bottom of this post.
Can you believe Thanksgiving week is a mere two weeks away?
What I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s a holiday centered around giving thanks,
spending time with family and feasting.
I also love setting table in celebration for the holidays and seasons
and the fall season, including Thanksgiving, is my favorite time of year!
I love to use Indian corn in my seasonal fall harvest and Thanksgiving décor.
The low moisture and sugar content of the kernels give Indian corn an extended life
and I started storing ears of Indian corn in a plastic bin,
to use from one year to the next.
This is a second year for assembling a DIY Indian Corn Vase and Flower Arrangement.
I already had the corn that I saved from last year’s arrangement
so it was quick, easy and economical too!
A DIY Indian Corn Vase and Floral Centerpiece is a shockingly easy project
and beautiful way to add a harvest note to your Thanksgiving table!
The best part: you can make one in about 10 minutes!
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You can find the post and DIY steps to make an Indian Corn Centerpiece, HERE,
but here’s a recap:
Start with a glass cylinder vase and ears of Indian corn.
How many ears you’ll need will depend on the size of your ears of corn and your vase.
The vase I used was 8-inches tall by 6-inches wide.
Remove the husks from the ears of corn by snapping them off.
To secure the ears of corn against the side of the vase, you’ll need some large rubber or elastic bands.
You can a variety or large rubber bands on Amazon.
I used a narrow stretchy headband I found at Dollar Tree which worked great. ;)
Wrap your vase with your elastic band and tuck your ear of corn against side of the vase.
Continue to add your corn until your vase is concealed and
tie some decorative ribbon around your vase to conceal your elastic.
I used a wire-edge double satin ribbon so the bow would hold its shape
and look the same on the front and back when it was tied.
Now you’re ready to fill your vase with flowers!
I used my favorite flower arranging tool, chicken wire, to support the flower stems for easy arranging.
Any chicken wire will work, but I prefer a coated or painted wire
as it’s rust resistant after repeated uses.
I used a combination of hydrangeas from the garden that were almost ready to dry,
mums from the grocery store for some seasonal color,
and Chaste Tree (Vitex) seed pods to fill my vase.
Here are few tips to help extend the life of your flowers in your arrangement:
🦃 Cut your flower stems at a 45 degree angle for maximum water uptake and
remove any leaves below the water line.
🦃 Always add floral preservative packets to your vase water.
Check your water level to top it off as needed and change your water
every other day if possible, to reduce bacteria and extend the vase life.
🦃 Keep your arrangement away from heat and direct sunlight.
🦃 Spray your finished arrangement Floralife Clear Crowning Glory Solution,
an anti-transpirant spray that seals in moisture.
It dries clear and is safe to use on all flower types.
Join me at the table and give thanks for porch weather!
Our weather in November is typically mild, in the 60s or 70s on Thanksgiving day.
At the moment, it’s a little too warm for me with record-breaking temps in the 80s this week!
I have fond memories of the 17 of us overflowing my mother-in-law’s dining room table
and spilling out onto her porch for our Thanksgiving feast.
The table on the porch was always my favorite spot to sit.
A Heirloom Harvest Jacquard Tablecloth provides a pattern of
fall leaves in a blend of warm autumnal hues.
Beaded napkin rings provide more leaves for the table,
alongside bone-handled flatware, adding some warm texture.
Mini turkey tureens were a World Market find several years ago.
I loved how the body of the turkey mimics the kernels of corn . . .
They stand ready to be filled with pumpkin pie’s replacement. . .
Royal Stafford Chantilly Turkey plates are served and
framed by both a wood and burnished copper charger.
While amber goblets add a warm, golden glow.
“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”
– Neal Maxwell
“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.”
-James E. Faust
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
– W.T. Purkiser
“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”
– William Blake
“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”
– Robert Caspar Lintner
“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
I’m sharing some turkey dish love and giving away
a Chantilly Turkey Dinner Plate by Royal Stafford to 3 readers,
to start or add to your turkey plate collection!
Visit HERE for a chance to win and find 20+ Thanksgiving recipes
you’ll want to gobble!
🦃 🦃 🦃
Giving Thanks Table Details:
Royal Stafford Chantilly Turkey Plates / HomeGoods
Burnished copper chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago
Wood chargers / World Market, several years ago
Napkins and Napkin Rings / HomeGoods & Pier1, several years ago
Mercury Glass votives / Target, World Market
Flatware / Towle Seville
Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Many thanks to Rita of Panoply for organizing this Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop!
Click on the links below for more Thanksgiving table inspiration from my blogging friends:
Panoply – Harvest of Thanks
Everyday Living – Gathering With Grateful Hearts
Hyacinths for the Soul – A Tribute to Tom Turkey
Home is Where the Boat Is – Giving Thanks Table with Indian Corn Arrangement
My Thrift Store Addiction – Friendsgiving Charcuterie and Wine Buffet
Me and My Captain – Thankful, Grateful
The Painted Apron – Eat, Drink & Be Thankful
Life and Linda – Autumn Leaves & Pumpkins Please
The Cat’s Whiskerz – Giving Thanks Wherever You Are
Belle Bleu Interiors – Gather with a Grateful Heart
From My Carolina Home – Turkey Time Tablescape
Karins Kottage – Harvest Elegance: Crafting a Thanksgiving Tablescape
Dinner at Eight – A Modern Take on a Traditional Pattern for Thanksgiving
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Oh, So Thankful
Red Cottage Chronicles – Almost Effortless Thanksgiving Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Thanksgiving Tablescape with Vintage Linens
The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Simple Fruit and Greenery Tablescape
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