Giving Thanks Table with an Easy DIY Indian Corn Vase Flower Arrangement

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.

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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.

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Happy Tuesday!

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.

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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.

Decorating with Indian Corn to add a harvest note for fall and Thanksgiving ©

 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!

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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.

Chicken wire for easy flower arranging and DIY Indian Corn Floral Centerpiece for Thanksgiving #tablescape #thanksgiving #indiancorn #diy #centerpiece #hydrangeas #turkey ©

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 A Heirloom Harvest Jacquard Tablecloth provides a pattern of

fall leaves in a blend of warm autumnal hues.

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Beaded napkin rings provide more leaves for the table,

alongside bone-handled flatware, adding some warm texture.

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Mini turkey tureens were a World Market find several years ago.

I loved how the body of the turkey mimics the kernels of corn . . .

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They stand ready to be filled with pumpkin pie’s replacement. . .

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

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Royal Stafford Chantilly Turkey plates are served and

framed by both a wood and burnished copper charger.

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While amber goblets add a warm, golden glow.

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"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count." – Neal Maxwell #thanksgiving #quote #tablescape ©

“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 #thanksgiving #quote #tablescape ©

“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 #thanksgiving #quote #tablescape ©

“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 #quote #tablescape ©

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”

– William Blake

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” – Robert Caspar Lintner #thanksgiving #quote #tablescape ©

“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 #thanksgiving #quote ©

“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

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 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!

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Visit HERE for a chance to win and find 20+ Thanksgiving recipes

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Giving Thanks Table Details:

Royal Stafford Chantilly Turkey Plates / HomeGoods

Heirloom Harvest Jacquard Tablecloth

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

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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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  30 comments for “Giving Thanks Table with an Easy DIY Indian Corn Vase Flower Arrangement

  1. November 7, 2023 at 7:06 am

    Mary, what a wonderful idea for an Indian Corn Floral Vase Centerpiece. It truly looks simple enough for me to give it a try and I am always fascinated by the many color variations of Indian corn that is available. Your choice of flowers are stunning and complement your beautiful tablescape. I love your mini Turkey tureens. What a great find for multiple uses. Bread pudding sounds great! As always it is great to learn so many tips for floral arranging from you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and it is pleasure to blog hop with you.

  2. Franceil Parde
    November 7, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Wow!! It IS just lovely!! Bewilderment*… I’m not getting your posts…maybe a month…& thought, “what’s going on??” (course, Joni Webb, so very sad) so…wondered. Went to google & asked for most recent from “HIWTBI”…and, here you are…guess, I need to re-subscribe…or, have I “missed the boat??” franki

  3. Pam
    November 7, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Mary, your Indian corn vase and floral centerpiece is stunning! The corn vase offers texture and color, that is a win-win. Grocery store mums, garden hydrangeas, and vitex seed pods combine for a lovely autumn arrangement. A tablecloth of fall leaves and beaded leaf napkin rings add perfect texture and warmth. I can taste the caramel-pecan- pumpkin bread pudding in the handsome mini turkey tureens. Your Thanksgiving table with the Royal Stafford turkey plates and amber goblets speak of a beautiful time of feasting with those you love.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving season 🧡🦃

  4. Debbie
    November 7, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Love this idea and as usual your beautiful table!

  5. November 7, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Oh Mary, your centerpiece is so beautiful and unique! What a lovely table setting! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. November 7, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Wow your centerpiece is a show stopper! Such a brilliant idea! I love seeing natural things on the table! Your entire tablescape is just perfect! Fun to blog hop with you!
    Hugs, Karin

  7. Ricki Treleaven
    November 7, 2023 at 8:32 am

    I absolutely love your pretty centerpiece! The hydrangeas are stunners….and they match the corn so well! The brown French-wired ribbon is so pretty, too, and I like how the arrangement is placed on the wooden server. So pretty! Your tablecloth blends nicely with everything. Thanks for the centerpiece tutorial and the inclusion of grateful and thankful quotes. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. November 7, 2023 at 8:52 am

    I love that corn centerpiece, so creative! I had several ears of Indian corn that I stored in plastic bins and used for at least 15 years before they finally fell apart. Your Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding sounds divine! All the elements of the table work so well together, creating a festive feel of Thanksgiving.

  9. November 7, 2023 at 10:17 am

    I love your Indian corn centerpiece Mary, and the flower arrangement is stunning! Your porch is a wonderful spot to dine and enjoy, love the cozy jacquard cloth, very pretty plate stacks, bone handled flatware and the napkins with the beaded leaf rings, beautiful! The little brown turkeys are so cute and I would love some Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Bread Pudding! The amber stemware is lovely. I enjoyed all the wonderful quotes too. I hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

  10. Kaye
    November 7, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Today’s post provides yet more inspiration to remember Thanksgiving as we extend the holiday season. The giving thanks quotes reminded me I’ve used several of those on place settings for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone around the table read their quote aloud.

  11. November 7, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Mary, not only are your tabletops ALWAYS exquisite and inspiring with every detail, but your posts of photos and dialog is just the best. I feel as if I’m reading the perfect lifestyle book with each new post. I smiled when I say your centerpiece. I so wanted to do one of these for my table this year, but can you believe the grocery markets did not offer Indian corn this year. I was calling every store here and in neighboring communities. None! Michaels had a few, pitiful cobs left. I grabbed them and did add them to my table for a little extra texture and color. Next year! I will save what I found, and hope to add more next season. Your caramel pecan pumpkin bread pudding sounds like my kind of dish. I thought I had a few of those darling turkey boxes, but apparently I only have the chicken hens. I’ve always used them for chicken salad. I’ll need to keep my eyes on the market for a few turkeys!
    Happy Autumn, dear friend. Savor every moment! I plan too!

  12. Anne
    November 7, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Mary, only you can do it so beautiful and always so tasteful! Always!

  13. Linda @LifeandLinda
    November 7, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Mary, your Indian corn arrangement is gorgeous. Love the mix of blooms. A lovely tutorial for all. The Royal Stafford Chantilly turkey plates are so pretty with you burnished copper and wood chargers. I I might need to add those turkey plates to my dish cabinet. I absolutely love those cute turkey tureens. The Heirloom Harvest Jacquard tablecloth is so festive and perfect with your Autumn tablescape. The amber glassware is very pretty. The napkins go perfectly with your turkey plates. Cute napkin ring too. I have to try your caramel- pecan pumpkin bread pudding. A lovely table to welcome Thanksgiving. Thank you for my virtual chair. Many blessings to you and yours.

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    November 7, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Mary, your Thanksgiving centerpiece is a showstopper. I love the texture of the Indian corn vase paired with the pretty satin ribbon. Your florals look so lovely and festive for a Thanksgiving table. Your porch makes the perfect setting for your holiday table. The linens, turkey plates, and sweet turkey tureens make a beautiful setting for your table. Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday season!

  15. Marion
    November 7, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Mary, As usual your tablescape is beautiful
    Joan,Marilyn and Marion

  16. Kim Goddard
    November 7, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    Mary, your table is gorgeous! The Indian corn centerpiece and the flowers you chose and arranged so beautifully really are a show-stopper. The WS tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for your plate stack and I love the Royal Stafford Chantilly turkey plates and those sweet little turkey tureens – what a great find. The amber goblets, wooden flatware, and charger plates add a lovely autumn warmth to the table. I hope that your good weather holds and you are able to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner on the porch. It lovely hopping with you and happy Thanksgiving!

  17. November 7, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    I just love this easy vase idea, Mary! Your arrangement is stunning and those hydrangeas….sigh!! Your mini turkeys is so adorable. I’d love to be a guest at your table. 🍂🧡🍁

  18. Ellen
    November 7, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    Always beautiful and beautiful ideas! Question: I entered the giveaway at the beginning…am I allowed to enter again?

  19. Kathy Menold
    November 7, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Mary ,Always think of you on Thanksgiving when we use the pretty carving set we won in one of your generous giveaways. Don’t you just love N Carolinas’ weather.We have only lived here for 10yrs but one Thanksgiving it was so hot we had to turn the air conditioning back on and one where we had slushy rain/snow mix.

  20. November 8, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Mary, You always give us so many delicious choices in dishes, decor, flowers and gorgeous foods. Fall/Thanksgiving is my. favorite, and I have just feasted on your posts, Thank YOU!!!

  21. November 9, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Mary, your lovely table linens and dinnerware in soft autumnal hues come together as a base for the exquisite flower arrangement! The flowers are gorgeous! Simple flowers speak volumes about beauty and abundance. And I’m blown away by the way you used Indian corn as a vase. The kernels of the corn are a riot of fall color and I’m amazed that they are from last year. The look as fresh as the flowers! It’s delightful to hop with you! Happy Thanksgiving

  22. Clara
    November 10, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Mary, This tablescape should be in a magazine. It’s outstanding! Your centerpiece is gorgeous! Your tablecloth is so pretty and I’m pretty sure those napkin rings are calling my name! 😊 The plates are a favorite. I got those with foxes and pheasants from HomeGoods. I love your turkey ones! When I brought ours home my husband fell in love with them too. I hope they continue to produce the pattern as it is timeless and pairs so well with other salad plates. The charger plates paired together is so classy. You always do a great job. This is an exceptional tablescape. Southern Living should use it in their magazine. Enjoy your weekend. Clara❤️

  23. November 12, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    So love all you share, memory lane for me ❤❤❤

  24. November 13, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Love, love, love it all!! From the plaid tablecloth to the Indian corn centerpiece. The colors are gorgeous. I love all the quotes too! Just beautiful!! I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!!

  25. Gail Gibson
    November 13, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Where do you find your vases especially the ones for the for the “double walled” vases where you use one inside another vase?

    • November 13, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Gail, There are vases on Amazon: 6″ W x 8” H and 4″ W x 8″ H. Hobby Lobby usually has a good assortment of glass vases or you might check Walmart or Michaels.

  26. November 15, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Oh my gosh Mary!! STUNNING! Your table is so cozy and welcoming, and that centrepiece! Wow!! What a wonderful and easy idea to use the Indian corn! And, so happy to see you using sustainable chicken wire to arrange your blooms!! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!

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