White Pumpkins Are Your Thanksgiving Table's BFF

Elegant white pumpkins are the perfect accent to a Thanksgiving table. Here are our favorite ways to use these decorative fall gems.

I adore the elegance a white pumpkin brings to the (Thanksgiving) table. Whether you have leftovers from Halloween or are picking up a few just for Thanksgiving, here are 7 of my favorite ways to use these fall gems.

Make Mini Pumpkins into Fall Succulent Planters

Make Mini Pumpkins into Fall Succulent Planters

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pint-sized white pumpkins make an adorable vessel for single succulents. Kelly Smith Trimble from DIY Network's Made + Remade blog inspired me to use these as take-home place markers at a recent fall dinner party. She used the adorable succulents as part of this modern tablescape filled with assorted pumpkins, squash and sprigs of eucalyptus.

Photo by: Kelly Smith Trimble

Kelly Smith Trimble

Designer Camille Styles mixed high-end white elements, like a porcelain soup tureen and creamy-hued roses, with rustic ones like pumpkins, gourds and beeswax candlesticks.  The result? A classic, high-end centerpiece.

Traditional White and Yellow Floral Centerpiece

Traditional White and Yellow Floral Centerpiece

Give thanks for your guests with a take-home ornament they can use to decorate the Christmas tree. HGTV.com contributor Marian Parsons used white pumpkins to showcase handmade tags atop each place setting.

Layered Plates With White Pumpkin

Layered Plates With White Pumpkin

She also used a flat,white Cinderella pumpkin as the base for this non-traditional topiary:

Gourd, White Pumpkin and Pinecone Centerpiece

Gourd, White Pumpkin and Pinecone Centerpiece

If you can’t find a real white pumpkin, go faux. Foam pumpkins are ideal for more intricate designs like this traditional silhouette. Create the design now and use it year after year.

Silhouette Pumpkin Design

Silhouette Pumpkin Design

Or, try painting your pumpkin white like Sam Henderson did here. To add the 3-D swirl effect, he piped in silicon caulking, then covered it all in a coat of white spray paint.

Modern Swirly Pumpkin

Modern Swirly Pumpkin

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Put Fall's Bounty on Display

Kick Up the Drama

From: Erinn Valencich

Place Setting 101

Mix It Up

Silhouette Marks the Spot

Make It Easy to Munch

Go Au Naturel

Pair Simple With Sophisticated

Craft a (Cute!) Place Card

Go For the Gold

From: Erinn Valencich

Give Kids Their Space

Opt for Organic Elegance

Get Back to Nature

Photo By: Jason Kisner © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Fancy for Free

Craft an Earthy Charger

©Rustic White Photography

Go Crazy for Color

From: Target

Tie the Look Together

Rock a Collected-Over-Time Look

Photo By: Stacey Brandford Photography

Layer It On

Go Fuss-Free With a Buffet

Make Your Mark

Transform a Basic Tablecloth

Play With Palettes

Pick a Theme

Bring the Outdoors In

Craft a (Nearly) Free Twig Table Runner

Add Some Sparkle

From: Erinn Valencich

Go With a Saturated Shade

Photo By: HGTV Fan chasingpaige

Put the Rule of Three to Work

Go Global

Print Pretty Place Cards

Contrast Colors

Photo By: HGTV fan patrick

High-End Look, Low-Cost Place Cards

Proper Place Settings

Craft Easy Pomegrantate Place Card Holders

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