I love bringing in nature to decorate the inside of my home. A pumpkin flower arrangement is a great example of this. There are so many ways to make one and today I am giving you a step by step tutorial (with options to do things differently) to make one of these beautiful centerpieces.
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DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement, the materials
What you need first is a pumpkin! You don’t want anything too big. The flowers will cascade down outside the pumpkin and the end product will be bigger than the pumpkin itself. I chose this little one from my front porch.
You also need flowers, you can use real or faux, or a combo of them! I purchased faux flowers and that’s what I used.
You can also go with whatever color scheme you want to here. Since I was making a copper and gold tablescape I went with white flowers. I chose from the fall florals at Michaels, which were 50% off at the time, some peonies and small white flowers that will be good at cascading.
I also chose seeded eucalyptus, which I purchased from Walmart for $3 a bunch! I got this tip from my friend Marly at A Brick Home, thanks Marly!
You need floral foam. There are two kinds so it depends on whether you are using real or faux flowers. I bought this kind because it was using fake but if you are using real flowers you want this one.
You need a knife to cut the pumpkin open and a spoon to scoop out the guts, the fun part right!
You also need wire cutters for the faux stems. DO NOT try to cut your fake flowers with regular scissors, you will destroy them!
First, cut the top of your pumpkin and scoop out the guts! If you like to toast those pumpkin seeds you will want to separate them and keep for later.
Once this is all cleaned out you will want to cut the foam to put inside your pumpkin.
If you are using real flowers you need to soak the foam in water first then insert it into the pumpkin.
Here is the fun part!
Start with your greenery that will cascade down, for me it was the seeded eucalyptus. Using my wire cutters, well actually the hubs’ wire cutters, I cut the eucalyptus down to different lengths for variety and inserted into the foam. I used about three bunches here.
Next, I took my Peonies and cut them down from the bunch. I used only three of the flowers from the bunch, they are pretty big. It’s typically best to work in odd numbers for these statement flowers.
I also decided to add these pumpkins that I picked up from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. I actually forgot I even had them but I think they add a cute aspect to the arrangement.
Finally, I added the small white flowers, sorry I don’t know what they are called, and used them to fill in around the peonies and to cascade a bit with the eucalyptus.
As you can see, it’s more art than science. Just keep playing with it until you like what you see! And remember, pumpkins don’t last more than a few days or a week at the most, so make sure you prepare your centerpiece close to when you will need it.
Make sure you check out my full Coopper and Gold Thanksgiving Table Setting and see how my beautiful Pumpkin Flower Arrangement fits right in!
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