I’ve wanted to make a fall pumpkin flower arrangement for the past several years. A few years back I carved a real pumpkin and planted mums in it for the front porch. I’d seen them all over town and thought it would be a fun project. I was so wrong. It was difficult to find the correct size and shaped pumpkin that would fit the mums I had. Dirt got all over the deck when we planted it and it ended up being eaten by squirrels before the weekend was over. It’s been several years since that debacle and I’m back for round two!
This time around I wanted to up the scale a little bit. I wanted to be able to re-use the pumpkin vase every year and add real or silk flowers to match my fall color scheme. This year I went through ProFlowers because they have the most beautiful flower arrangements that are delivered fresh and last forever. I fell in love with their Fall Harvest bouquet and although it wasn’t exactly as the photo online, I liked it even more because of the happy red tipped roses.
- Medium sized styrofoam pumpkin
- Knife (I used a box cutter but any sharp knife will work)
- Vase (I used a OXO storage container but an empty tin can or glass vase would work)
- Fresh or silk flowers
The Styrofoam is thin, making it easy to cut through the pumpkin. I found using a stabbing motion worked better than a sawing motion. Place your vase inside and fill with a measuring glass. I attempted to fill the vase with water first before placing it in the pumpkin and was seriously unsuccessful. Trim down your flowers and arrange as desired.
I love the look of the white pumpkin because it lends to being able to use any color palate of flowers. I plan on using this pumpkin vase at Thanksgiving as well and adding a few smaller squash and candles down the center of the table. I like the simplicity of my current fall pumpkin flower arrangement because I have so many other decorations up for Halloween.
What do you use as your centerpiece during fall? Do you only decorate for bigger holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas or do you go all out through fall? Jeffrey thinks we need less decorations but there’s no way I can let go of them! Now I’ve got Sophie on my side as well because she digs the decorations.
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