"Give Thanks" Pumpkins

Hello hello! I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! 

I spent all day Saturday in Athens, tailgating and watching the Dawgs kick Auburn's butt.



Yesterday, I did some things around the house and started prepping for next week when David and I are hosting our very first Thanksgiving! 


I decided to take the traditional route and use pumpkins as our centerpiece on the table next week, but I wanted to spruce them up a little. I bought whole cinnamon cloves and wrote a little Thanksgiving message by sticking them in the pumpkins.


 After tracing the letters on the pumpkins with a pencil, I used a meat thermometer to poke the holes in the pumpkins before adding the cloves (of course David walked in and asked me if the pumpkins were medium or medium rare, ha). And that's it... really a simple project!



The pumpkins smell incredible. Fresh cinnamon is one of the best fall smells! Until the rest of the dining room table is ready, these guys are hanging out on my mantle in the living room. I am praying that they don't go bad between now and next week! And if they do, my local produce store has the mini pumpkins for 2/$1, so it won't be too hard to recreate for the big turkey day. 



Have you done any turkey day prep yet?

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29 comments:

  1. those pumpkins are too freaking cute. what a good idea. im cooking thanksgiving for two irishmen and a scottish woman. its going to be interesting.

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  2. I love this idea, I wonder if they smell good , too? Beautiful, Michelle!

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  3. We watched the Georgis game too! Love, love, love the pumpkins idea! WE are hosting next week too and I need to get on decorating and planning my menu!

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  4. Those look so cute. I love fresh cloves with produce.

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  5. SO so cute! Shall I even say good game Saturday? It was pretty much domination. War eagle anyway! :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, what a great idea!! I am so copying you!!!

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  7. Yay for cuteness! I love combining decor and a little "spice" from the kitchen literally!

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  8. Such a cute way to spice up your pumpys! I love it. You guys are going to be the cutest hosts ever.

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  9. Your mantel looks amaaazing! Love how you decorated the pumpkins! Perfect! :)

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  10. Very cute idea! Do they smell good?

    (I'm also hosting a Dare to DIY party for Thanksgiving today. I'd love it if you'd link your project up!)

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  11. I can almost smell those pumpkins! LOVE fall!!! Thanks for sharing! -Teresa

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  12. Cute!! I bet they smell SO good. They should be okay in the house for a few weeks.

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  13. Love those little pumpkins! They are so cute! I can't wait to hear your Thanksgiving menu. =)

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  14. cute cute cute! i put those cloves in oranges during christmas time...they smell amazing! and last a terrifically long time!

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  15. Your pumpkins are just adorable!!!
    How exciting, your 1st time hosting turkey day. I bet it will be wonderful.

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  16. oh my goodness your mantle is gorgeous! I love the leaves in the frame and the tiny pumpkins!! Darling!

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  17. Your mantle is so pretty! Such a smart idea to spiff up those little pumpkins like that! I am inspired.

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  18. Goooo dawgs!! It was a great game :) I love this idea with the pumpkins and cloves- I bet it smells fab.

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