Friday, November 10, 2017

DIY Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece

Now that Halloween is officially over, what options do you have to repurpose your uncarved pumpkins? Well here is a perfect solution to that question…a DIY Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece. This centerpiece is ideal for any fall parties, Thanksgiving, or even gift giving during the next festive months. Leaving the pumpkin uncut also lends it to multiple purposes and floral recreations.

Just cut the pumpkin stem low and push foam on or if it doesn’t have a stem use some tape to hold the floral foam (I used a half circle ball version) to the top of the pumpkin. Start layering flowers, greenery, leaves, berries, feathers, or anything you like in your normal bouquets or to match a party theme. Cut the steams of the flowers (or any other additions) just long enough to be pushed into the foam to sturdy it. You can create dimension by leaving some stems longer then others or pushing some all the way flush with the foam. Note: for artificial flowers you may need wire cutters.

You can use artificial flowers (like I did) or real, just depends on the look and use you are going for.  I found these amazing fall flowers for 70% off at Jo-Ann just after Halloween, which is a complete steal! And the very large burgundy ones I found as a bunch at the thrift store for 99 cents. This pumpkin cost me under $10 to make!

This pumpkin really allows so many different variations. Different colored pumpkins and flowers can make endless possibilities. This white pumpkin was extra special to me since I picked it out with Hartley at the pumpkin patch. So finding a way to bring it in my home and extend it’s life was super exciting.

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