Friday, November 17, 2017

DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece

I've always loved flower arranging.  When I was younger, my mom taught me how to arrange evergreens for our window boxes, and I would make little pine boxes for teachers and neighbors.  Last year, I made 50+ arrangements for my gala at work, and this year, I decided to take aim at the pumpkin arrangements I've seen all over Pinterest.
We don't decorate a ton for Halloween at our house (here's what we did this year) - we save all our holiday spirit for Christmas - but we do always get a few pumpkins.  And, yeah, I totally jumped on the stacking-pumpkin bandwagon.  I love all the shapes and colors.  We still have them outside for Thanksgiving, but I swiped one for this project.  Trader Joe's has some beautiful flowers right now, so I picked up a few bouquets and decided to make my own Thanksgiving centerpiece.
What you'll need: a pumpkin, an assortment of fall flowers with extra greenery for filler (I used green hypericum and eucalyptus), oasis (wet foam), 2-4 wooden skewers, scissors
Here's how:
1. Cut your oasis to fit on top of the pumpkin, so that it covers all but 2-3 inches around the pumpkin.
2. Stick the skewers into the pumpkin so that they stick out as high as the oasis.
3. Soak the oasis in water and press it onto the skewers.
4. Trim the edges of the oasis into a more rounded shape.
5. Start arranging flowers from the bottom, cutting the stems so they slide all the way into the middle of the oasis. 
6. Alternate different flowers, turning the arrangement constantly, to make sure all of the oasis is covered. 
There you have it!  I can't wait to have all of these beautiful colors on our table for Thanksgiving next week!
Hover over the photo below and click on the light green "P" to pin this DIY!


BLovedBoston said...

You did such an amazing job - it's a stunner of a centerpiece! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Alyssa said...

Wow - this is super pretty!!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

How CUTE is this?! Love it!! I have missed all your creativity and overall awesomeness while away on my blogging break! :) Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Meg!

Missy said...

So pretty! Love this for Thanksgiving, speaking of, have a great one!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVE this! I may have to turn one of our pumpkins into a fabulous centerpiece like this for Thanksgiving <3
Green Fashionista

Jen said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love how simple and elegant it is.

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea! I had no idea you placed the florals on top of the pumpkin!

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