Celebrate the season with this enchanting Pumpkin Centerpiece that is easy and done in under 30 minutes!

 

It’s easy, and the jewel-toned flowers tuck into a pumpkin vase for a seasonal floral arrangement everyone will love.

 

 

 

WELCOME TO MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS!

 

 

 

Pam, Mary and I are showing you flowers and pumpkins together. Because…well, it’s a natural in the fall, isn’t it?

 

And so super easy!  You can create a pumpkin flower arrangement in less than 30 minutes!

 

 

 

 

Now that autumn’s colorful return is here, celebrate with flowers in a pumpkin that bring the glory of this beautiful season to life.

 

 

Draw inspiration directly from the beauty outside, and incorporate branches and greenery from your garden in your design.

 

 

 

 

A pumpkin arrangement is an elegant take on fall decorating: adorning your mantel, to use for a centerpiece on your table for a special dinner, even as a host or hostess gift! I know I would love to receive one of these gorgeous pumpkins, I can’t imagine anyone not loving such a gift, especially since you made it.

 

I had such a beautiful photo shoot here this week, for a collaboration with chef Lisa from DeliciousTable.  We will be sharing our Autumn entertaining posts soon, but in the meantime you’re getting a sneak peek at the flowers for one of the settings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO:

 

GATHER THE MATERIALS.

 

Get a pumpkin that sits fairly flat. I chose a pumpkin that was on sale, it wasn’t the prettiest one, but she looks magnificent with her crown of flowers. Then choose a few seasonal flowers in an autumnal color palette.  Clip some branches, twigs, and berries from your garden {or someone else’s if they say you can!}

 

A variety of colors, textures and shapes will make your arrangement stand out and be visually enticing.

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARE YOUR PUMPKIN.

 

Cut the top off your pumpkin and and hollow out the center by scooping out the seeds. You can either fill the center with a block of oasis floral foam that you have soaked for at least 20 minutes, or do what I did, which is to insert a glass filled with water.

 

Make a grid with your floral tape on top of the glass container to help stabilize the greens and flowers.  Once carved and “seeded” your pumpkin will last about a week.

 

 

 

 

 

GO GREENERY!

 

Begin by clipping your branches of leaves the right length and inserting them into the pumpkin. Try to have something hanging over the edge of the pumpkin to soften the look. Once you are pleased with the look, you are ready for the main ingredient!

 

 

 

 

 

ARRANGE YOUR FLOWERS.

 

Make little groups of “like” flowers and colors together for greater impact, and begin inserting them into the greenery base.

 

If you really want a quick centerpiece, you can buy an already arranged bouquet at the flower shop or market and cut the flowers to the right length and insert into your pumpkin.

 

 

 

 

 

BE PROUD!

 

Stand back and say “Wow. I made a gorgeous arrangement!”  Very easy. Absolutely stunning. And you made it yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

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SEE LAST YEAR’S PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE HERE >

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting me today. Be sure to go see what Mary and Pam have designed. {you know it’s going to be fabulous, right?!}

 

 

And please continue to keep our Shirley in your thoughts and prayers as she battles breast cancer. Thank you!!!

 

 

 

 

VISIT PAM at Everyday Living

 

 

 

VISIT MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

 

 

 

 

and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse

 

 

à bientôt

 

 

 

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