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.
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.
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
- 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.
How to Make This Fall Centerpiece Idea
- Wash and dry the surface of the pumpkin. Slice the bottom of the pumpkin slightly if it wobbles.
- Carve out a small round opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and a good bit of the flesh.
- 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.
Over to You
What are your favorite flowers to use in Fall centerpieces or arrangements? Let us know below!
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