Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

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Fall starts tomorrow! This is my favorite season; the holidays bring joy and my and my daughter’s birthdays are in the fall! This along with the cool weather, warm colors, and pumpkin everything make it the best time of the year! I’m that mom that loves to DIY and have my home decorated for each season and every holiday. I like to think I get this from my late grandmother. I would look forward to going to her house and seeing the trees decorated with ornaments for whatever holiday was coming up and the color coordination to match the season. Not to mention the amazing smell from whatever she was baking that day! So here is my latest craft, an elegant, fall centerpiece. There are a number of ways to go about creating this and I will discuss the pros and cons to each or you can choose based on what materials you already have! The pictures are from choice #1; which is how I made the arrangement.

Option 1

What you will need:

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Craft pumpkin (size of your choice, pictured is a 9 inch one that can be found hereΒ )
Artificial flowers
Drill
Scissors

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Drill holes in a craft pumpkin; this is the way I chose and is seen in the pictures. I prefer this option because you can place each individual flower exactly where you want it and switch flowers around easily. Add holes as you need; as you are placing the flowers the arrangement may look uneven or not full enough. The downside to this is option is that it takes longer and if you don’t have a drill it’s harder to create the holes.

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Option 2

What you will need:

Craft pumpkin (size of your choice)
Artificial flowers
Knife
Rubber band or twist tie
Scissors

Cut the top off the pumpkin just as you do when carving a pumpkin. Arrange your flowers how you desire and tie a rubber band or a twist tie around the bundle. Cut stems to your desired length and place them in the pumpkin. This is much easier than the previous way, but it is harder to get the placement just how you want it.

Option 3

What you will need:

Craft pumpkin (size of your choice)
Artificial flowers
Hot glue gun

You can create any design you would like on the pumpkin. Pull the flowers off their stems and simply hot glue them where you want. You can create a ring or sash around the pumpkin or have them randomly placed. This option creates a completely different look and it is reall just on your preference!

Option 4

What you will need:

Real pumpkin
Real floral bouquet
Vase or container that fits in pumpkin
Water
Knife
Spoon
Scissors

You can also use a real pumpkin, cut the top and scrape out the inside. Place a small container or vase that fits in the pumpkin and cut the stems of your real floral bouquet to fit inside. This is perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece and the smell of fresh flowers is always nice to have for house guests. The downside to this option is that it does take some work with the pumpkin and it won’t last long.
Add your pumpkin over a nice fall tablecloth or table runner and add candles or smaller pumpkins to create layers and contrast!

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