pumpkin flower vase

by Amy on 20 October 2010

during this time of year, pumpkins are everywhere from our food to our decor. they’re showing up in pies, soups, muffins, + lattes, as well as on our doorsteps as jack-o-lanterns + on our tables as centerpieces. this craft is quick + easy to make, + returns such lovely results. my version of this is currently outside, greeting guests alongside a ‘welcome autumn’ message on a homemade chalkboard. alternately, it could easily move indoors to serve as a centerpiece for a dinner or fall/halloween party.

start by picking out a pumpkin – i selected a medium-sized one, but you could go larger or smaller depending on what size vase you are wanting. using a knife or pumpkin-carving tool, cut off the ‘lid’ of the pumpkin, then scoop out + discard the pulp/seeds from the inside of the pumpkin.

put an appropriately-sized glass / jar inside the pumpkin + fill with water. a small canning jar was the perfect size for my pumpkin. cut your flowers to the desired height + arrange in them in jar/glass of water inside the pumpkin. voila! easy + beautiful.

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1 Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) October 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I LOVE this…so cute!! The yellow really POPS against the orange of the pumpkin…very clever!!

2 amy October 26, 2010 at 8:35 am

thanks, wendy! i actually love the combination of yellow + orange in interior design + fashion, too, so it’s no surprise i like it here as well.

3 stelensmith January 29, 2011 at 5:52 am

I just love this…….its so cute.

4 amy January 31, 2011 at 6:18 pm

thank you so much! i thought it added a little fall cheer to our home. =)

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