Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

This past weekend I hosted Canadian Thanksgiving at our home.
We celebrated a week after the actual holiday, so that all of our family could be together!
And I had a such a great time planning and putting together everything for this day!
The first thing I made was this pumpkin flower arrangement.
I have always wanted to make one of these pretties, 
and Thanksgiving seemed like the perfect time to do it!
Very simple.  Absolutely stunning. And so festive!
I used fall mums, gerbera daisies, delphinium, carnations, various greens, and of course kale!  I love kale!



Materials Required:
1 pumpkin (I used a white pumpkin, but I think I would use an orange one next time)
1 vase or container small enough to fit inside the pumpkin, but wide enough to hold the flowers
flowers
carving knife and spoon

This is a very easy DIY, with such an amazing decorative effect!  I was able to put this together in under a half hour, which is so great when you have a lot of other things to do!
  • All you have to do is carve and clean out a pumpkin.
  • Place a water filled vase inside the pumpkin.
  • Cut the flower stems down far enough to cover the opening of the pumpkin. 
  • And arrange your flowers!



Tip!  

  • You can put this arrangement together a day or even 3 days ahead of an event, as the pumpkin, in my experience, does not deteriorate very fast at all!  As long as you are keeping the arrangement indoors, it should stay looking fabulous for quite some time!  (I put mine together on a Thursday, and am still enjoying it on the following Tuesday, with no signs of any deterioration!)
  • To make things super easy, buy your flowers already arranged in a bouquet.
With American Thanksgiving around the corner, put this simple, yet stunning DIY on your to-do list!

Lovely Linking:
Not Just a Housewife, Blue Cricket, My Romantic Home, Shabby Nest, Whipperberry, Tatertots & Jello, Funky Junk, Craft-O-Maniac, Under the Table and Dreaming, Between Naps on the Porch, Tip Junkie, CSI Project

Comments

  1. That is gorgeous! The flowers are so colorful and beautiful :)

  2. Beautiful!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  3. First, I have to say that your banner is too cute!!
    And then, the flowers are beautiful–what a great idea for a vase.

    I hope you are able to share your post at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising!

    Erika

  4. Gorgeous!!! I love this Jo-Anna! SO pretty :)

  5. This really is stunning!

  6. Stunning is definitely the word-you are so clever!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  7. So pretty and clever! I love fresh flowers and the combination you chose is stunning.

  8. SO gorgeous!

  9. Oh my GOODness! Those are simply gorgeous! Just beautiful! I love the flower choices and colors! I’d be beyond thrilled if you’d share this here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

  10. So elegant. I loved this so much, I shared it in my Saturday Seven lineup this weekend! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/10/saturday-seven-no-27.html

  11. Love it!
    Debbie

  12. i like the white pumpkin and the vibrant colors of the flowers together!!! what a beautiful idea!

  13. So cute thanks for sharing.

  14. Fabulous autumn post! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  15. hi im visiting from over at tip junkie, i love your pumkin vase idea it looks gorgeous xxx

  16. What a sweet idea..love ur pumpkin..:)) I found ya over at craftomaniac linky party and had to stop in. I’m Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ..Officially following ya with smiles..Great blog..Hope you can stop in and visit sometime..Ty :))

  17. It’s beautiful! I love it! Have a nice day from spain to you!

  18. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-work-up-wednesday-weekly-linky_25.html

  19. Very pretty!

  20. I love the halloween flower arrangement I have never seen anything like it before.

  21. So beautiful! i love it, thanks for sharing.

  22. Love it! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on “Top 10 Tuesday- Fall Table Decor” at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com and I will be promoting it at a lot of linky parties.
    Please feel free to stop by and grab a button or link for your blog!

  23. I love this arrangement, it’s outstanding! You make it look so simple, I think I’ll try this come fall.

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