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DIY Pumpkin Vase – A Pumpkin Flower Centerpiece to WOW!

Make your own pumpkin vase from a fresh or faux pumpkin. Grab a pumpkin and some flowers, and let’s get started with this fun Fall centerpiece.

flowers in a fresh pumpkin on a wooden table

A Fresh Fall: Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

Late Fall brings rain here in Seattle  – quite a bit of it. It’s a wonderful season in itself, washing away everything and making it clean to start the winter. But it makes me appreciate late summer and early Fall as I add to the years of living here.

Fresh flowers are a staple in our house. Sometimes they’re dandelions picked by my daughter, others a big bouquet from Pike’s market. This pumpkin vase is the perfect way to welcome in the changing seasons, no matter what goes in it.

fresh flowers in pumpkin vase on wooden table with text which reads fresh pumpkin centerpiece

Supplies for a DIY Pumpkin Vase (Faux or Fresh)

This pumpkin vase can be made with either a fresh pumpkin or a faux pumpkin. I’m looking for a faux Cinderella pumpkin to put together soon. There is just something about those short, squatty pumpkins…

  • fresh or faux pumpkin (mini or normal size)
  • small, sharp paring or carving knife
  • spoon
  • fresh water
  • selection of flowers and greenery*
  • optional, small jar or vase to fit inside

If you have one near you, try Trader Joe’s for fall arrangements. Pick up a bunch and add some large leaves, eucalyptus stems, and grasses.

NOTE: Without a jar or vase holding the water, a fresh pumpkin vase will last about two weeks. It will last a bit longer if you use the vase inside.

fresh floral arrangement in pumpkin vase on wooden table

How to Make This Fall Centerpiece Idea

Yield: 1 Fall Vase

Pumpkin Vase

fresh floral arrangement in pumpkin vase on wooden table

You'll love this super simple pumpkin vase!

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • fresh or faux pumpkin (mini or normal size)
  • small, sharp paring or carving knife
  • spoon
  • fresh water
  • selection of flowers and greenery*
  • optional, small jar or vase to fit inside

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the surface of the pumpkin. Slice the bottom of the pumpkin slightly if it wobbles.
  2. Carve out a small round opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and a good bit of the flesh.
  3. Add water and build the floral arrangement: greenery on the bottom fanned out over the edge, tall flowers in the center, and shorter flowers on the sides.
  4. photo collage of woman making a pumpkin vase for floral arrangement

Notes

For more fun fall crafts, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

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Over to You 

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photo collage of fresh flowers in a pumpkin vase with text which reads fresh floral pumpkin Fall centerpiece

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