Try these easy ways to create easy pumpkin flower arrangements for your Thanksgiving table centerpiece! No need to carve your pumpkin to make a flower arrangement this fall!
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Easy Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
Who doesn’t love pumpkins!? They signify the start of fall! I know I’m always looking for new ideas for a fall tablescape or Thanksgiving table. I LOVE the pumpkin flower arrangements that I have seen popping up! There are so many different floral combinations you could create and so many different kinds of pumpkins, that the possibilities are endless for dressing up your fall table!
Although the possibilities might be endless when it comes to flower combinations, the way you can create a pumpkin flower centerpiece is not! There are two methods to creating these beautiful centerpieces.
The first way I am going to show you how to make a pumpkin floral arrangement is the most standard way! With this arrangement, you will actually carve your pumpkin just like you would a jack-o-lantern.
When choosing your flowers, make sure that you pick three coordinating colors, as well as, at least two types of filler. Filler will be used to “fill” in the arrangement so there are no open spots. I like to choose at least one filler that is rather flowey or wispy, because I like my arrangement to spill over.
Carve Out Method:
- Florists foam (blocks, cylinders)
- Sharp knife
- Three coordinating flowers
- Two filler stems
Soak your florists foam for a few hours before using it. Make sure it is fully saturated. Carve out the pumpkin so that you have a hole for the florists foam to sit in.
Next, place your florists foam into a bowl or vase that will fit inside the pumpkin. This way, you can add more water without putting the water into the pumpkin.
Then, begin adding your flowers to the florists foam. Start with the largest flowers first. You will want to place them in odd number groups most likely. Odd number groupings tend to be the most visually pleasing. Try to place a flower a the top center to serve as the highest point of your arrangement. Now add in your other flowers and stems. Make sure you turn your pumpkin as you go. This is so you can see how it looks from each side.
Finally, add your filler stems. I used baby’s breath and seeded eucalyptus because it draped nicely and had a good amount of length.
No-Carve Foam On Top Method:
My friend Michele, from Sweet Threads Co. told me about this no-carve foam on top method of pumpkin flower arrangements! Instead of carving the pumpkin and placing the foam inside, the florists foam gets placed ON TOP OF THE PUMPKIN STEM!
WHAT!!!??? This is genius right!?
This allows for the pumpkin flower arrangement to last even longer, since you don’t have to worry about the pumpkin rotting! Once your flowers have died, you can reuse the florists foam and add more flowers and keep your arrangement going from September to November!
The first step in the no-carve method is to trim your pumpkin stem down to about two inches and place the pre-soaked florists foam on top. You can buy the florists foam in circular pieces or just cut the rectangular pieces to look like the one above.
Next, you will start filing in your flowers like I explained above! It follows the same process as the method above from this point on!
Easy Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
No matter which method you use, you will end up with the same gorgeous pumpkin flower arrangement! It’s perfect for the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table or as an arrangement on you kitchen counter!
I hope you give one of these methods a try this fall season!
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