Create a Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
A floral pumpkin centerpiece is perfect for fall and would make any Thanksgiving table shine! The best part, it’s not even all that complicated.
What You’ll Need:
- A pumpkin of your choice
- Fresh flowers
- Pruning shears
- Carving knife
- A large bowl of water
- Cellophane or plastic wrap
Step 1: Start by hollowing out your pumpkin. If you want to display your centerpiece for more than a couple days, make sure to completely hollow it out. Then fill a bucket with water and add a tablespoon of bleach for every quart of water, and give your pumpkin a bleach bath.
This will slow down the decaying process and prevent mold from growing. Allow your pumpkin to dry fully before continuing to the next steps.
Step 2: Next, trim down your floral foam so that it fits nicely inside your pumpkin. This is also the time the cellophane/plastic wrap will come in handy, as it will act as a barrier between your pumpkin and wet floral foam.
Once your foam is the right size, allow it to soak in a large bowl of water.
Place the foam back into your pumpkin, with the cellophane barrier in place. Trim the cellophane back to be even with the pumpkin’s surface.
Step 3: Now it’s time for the fun part. Arranging the flowers.
When arranging your flowers, start with the largest flowers first and spread them out. Then start filling in with your accent flowers and greenery. Keep placing flowers until your display looks full and vibrant.
This can be done with a wide variety of pumpkins and flowers. Get creative!
Information courtesy of FunThriftyMom.com