Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins

Hi friends! On a TOTAL whim last year, I created my first Thanksgiving Tree that I made with some of my leftover fall decorations. I was overwhelmed by the response so I decided to do another Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins. This time…bigger and better!

Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday

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My Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins

To be totally real, my daughter freaked out when she saw the tree last year because she was frustrated with the fact that I was putting up a tree so early. To compromise with her, I agreed to not turn the lights on the tree until it was decorated for Christmas. To see the tree I made last year and hear the story of how it came to be, you can see the whole post HERE.

Simple Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins

Three reasons to create a Thanksgiving Tree

To reuse, recycle and repurpose unused fall decorations from previous years.

To coordinate with the rest of the fall decor being featured.

To be “ahead of the game” when it comes to decorating for the holiday season.  Just remove all of the pumpkins and leave the rest of the items on the tree for your Christmas Tree.

What I used to create this Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins

A variety of pumpkins. I was coordinating this tree with my Rustic Pumpkin Fall Tablescape (shown below), so I used quite a bit of brown and green pumpkins. For added interest, use as many varieties and textures as you would like.

Our Rustic Pumpkin Fall Tablescape - Home with Holliday

Elements that occur in the fall in nature…faux or real. For this tree, I used real pine cones, sugar pine cones, pine cone ornaments, brown Christmas balls, faux sunflower picks, and real gords. After I placed in all the pieces, I added in the faux magnolia and fern picks for added girth.

Our Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday

Traditional Thanksgiving decor. For the topper of the tree, I featured a natural fiber turkey that I bought a few years ago. It is so festive for Thanksgiving sitting atop this tree! I also included a few other smaller versions of the same turkey into the tree.

Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins Topper - Home with Holliday
Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins  Topper - Home with Holliday

Fall decor for below the tree. One of the best traditions for Christmas is the gift-giving between friends and family. Seeing the glee of our children in Christmas’ past brings back so many fond memories. Since this is not a traditional Christmas tree, I decided to decorate the base of the tree with a vignette perfect for fall.

 Decor for an Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Decor for an Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday

To add a nice foundation to the tree, I started with adding the crates turned upside down to provide some elevation for the hurricanes and pumpkins. Finally, I simply arranged a variety of real and faux pumpkins around the base of the tree.

Simple Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday

One of the things that made putting this tree together so easy is that I didn’t have to hang any of the elements on the tree like you would with a traditional Christmas tree. Every single item was just placed into the tree so it made fast work of the project.

Easy Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Festive Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday
Our Autumn Thanksgiving Tree with Pumpkins - Home with Holliday

So, do think I am crazy to do a Thanksgiving Tree?! I have always been obsessed with Christmas and look forward to decorating for it all year long! This is partly my way of getting a bit of a head start. 🙂 Do you see a Thanksgiving tree in your future?

12 COMMENTS

  1. heidi | 30th Oct 19

    I love this!!! its gorgeous and I agree with Anna, just the fall colors with no lights really makes it stand out

    • Holliday Johnson | 30th Oct 19

      Maybe since she will be away at college next year, I can start putting up Christmas trees in September! ;-)!! So glad you were able to see in person!! XO

  2. Katy Soderquist | 30th Oct 19

    This is one of your BEST ever! Gorgeous!!

  3. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane | 4th Nov 19

    Love your Autumn Thanksgiving tree with pumpkins, and that darling turkey at the top is too cute! I can’t wait to feature it this week on Tuesday Turn About Link Party. Thanks so much for sharing the post! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Holliday Johnson | 4th Nov 19

      Awww. Thank you so much, Michelle! I am so glad you like it. I am amazed at the responses! Have a great day and I look forward to see your Tuesday Turn About post. XO

  4. Barbara at Mantel and Table | 5th Nov 19

    That’s SO much fun, Holly! I love the whole thing, especially that darling turkey and his little ones! A brilliant new tradition! 🙂

    • Holliday Johnson | 5th Nov 19

      Thank you so much, Barbara! I was a bit concerned that folks might think I have completely lost my mind! 😉 Good news is…you didn’t. 🙂

  5. LAURA@EVERYDAYEDITS.CO | 6th Nov 19

    Found you via a feature! Another denver blogger here! We likely have mutual connections! love finding denver bloggers!
    laura

    • Holliday Johnson | 6th Nov 19

      Well…how fun! I would love to meet you and connect! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Julie Briones | 8th Nov 19

    I always love your fall decor, Holly! Happy that Michelle featured you on TTA this week!

    • Holliday Johnson | 9th Nov 19

      I am too! That was so sweet of her! Have a great weekend, Julie! XO

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