Turn Your Old Bundt Cake Pan Into A Thrifty And Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece

There’s nothing better than looking out over a table all laid out with delicious food ready to eat.

But while the food is the main attraction, everyone loves a beautifully set table. Unfortunately, some people are a bit intimidated by the idea of setting a table, thinking it has to be a complex or expensive task.

But the good news is that you don’t need expensive or fragile accessories or 35 different spoons to make a festive table. With a little craftiness, you can make a memorable setting using affordable items.

For this Thanksgiving centerpiece, we’re channeling old-fashioned, rustic charm and the traditional celebration of harvest and plenty. And, like the burlap pumpkin decoration, it’s a pumpkin that will last forever!

Here’s how to make your own charming pumpkin centerpiece, and be sure to watch the video to see how it’s done:



  1. Making sure your Bundt pan is clean and dry, paint the outside in burnt orange. Apply the paint in thin, even coats and cover the whole surface. Let dry.
  2. Using the yellow ochre or gold paint, dab on some highlights. Let dry.
  3. Cut out leaves from the burlap. Paint with Mod Podge to curl and shape. Let dry.
  4. For a stem, paint a piece of twine with Mod Podge and wrap around a pencil to curl it. Let dry.
  5. Glue your leaves and stems into the center of the Bundt pan using E6000 glue. Let dry.
  6. Set out on the table as a centerpiece or with other holiday decorations in a display and enjoy!

Naturally, you can take this project and put your own spin on it. Try experimenting with different colors, or adding other accessories and decorations.