really easy thanksgiving decorating

I’m here to tell you if decorating isn’t simple in every way, shape, and form I’m usually out. It’s just the way it is, I don’t have energy in my life for fuss.

So this year I came up with what has to be the simplest Thanksgiving centerpiece known to man. A jar full of pumpkins. No lie.

I bought the jar at D.I. for $1, bought a bag full of leftover Halloween pumpkins from the produce section of my grocery store for $1, and voila. Magic. All for the low, low price of $2.

What are your easiest {and recession friendly} Thanksgiving decorations?

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Sarah :

    super cute. In case all your readers are really sad because their DI doesn't have those cute jars – I have seen almost identical ones at walmart for maybe 5-10 dollars. They have a few sizes too.
    Super cute use!

  2. likeschocolate :

    I think it is a fantastic idea!

  3. Petit Elefant :


    love hostess with the mostess, definitely not budget friendly though.


    too true, and i think target has a cheap version as well.


    easy peasy too, which is always nice.

  4. MiaKatia :

    That is my kind of decorating! Easy and cheap :)

  5. Petit Elefant :

    Whimsical Creations,

    Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.


    Me too! Glad you like it!

  6. Rachel S :

    stupid question…what is DI?