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DIY: Pumpkin Centerpieces



I love floral arrangements that add some autumnal variety to the mix, like this beautiful pumpkin centerpiece. One of YumSugar's pals has directions on how to create this gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece. After you make this arrangement, pop over to Meeta's site What's For Lunch, Honey? and check out the beautiful food photographs she's taken.


Here's what you need:

  • Colored leaves, chestnuts, acorns, berries, twigs, flowers—basically anything a long walk in the woods will give you.
  • A rose - the color of the rose should match the fall colors of the bouquet
  • Floral foam
  • Wired wood picks
  • Greening pins
  • Floral glue
  • small plate or tea saucer
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • To find out how to make this pumpkin centerpiece, just read more


    Here's how you do it:

    1. Cut the top of the pumpkin and remove the flesh and seeds. Since mini pumpkins are not edible, throw the flesh and seeds away (or better yet, stick them in your compost).
    2. Cut a small piece of the floral foam so that it fits snugly into the pumpkin.
    3. Using the wood picks, greening pins, and glue, arrange your flowers, leaves, nuts, and berries into the foam to create a nice, full arrangement.
    4. On the plate or tea saucer, secure a few colored leaves using the floral glue. Make sure the leaves cover the plate nicely.
    5. Place the pumpkin bouquet in the middle of the plate.
    6. Finally, glue a few nuts onto the leaves and fill any gaps with green moss or leaves.

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