Looking for a smashing new way to incorporate autumn’s best into your home? Here is a blooming idea – it’s oh so simple and super gorgeous!
Bouquet of flowers
Pumpkin carving tools
Small plastic bag (the clear ones you put your produce in at the grocery store work best)
Start by drawing a circle around the top of the pumpkin for the spout of the vase.
Then take the saw carving tool and cut out the top of the pumpkin. Embarrassingly, this was my first time carving a pumpkin (EVER!) and I found it surprisingly easy to do! I was expecting to break as sweat!
Empty out the pumpkin cavity so that it is free from any flesh or seeds.
Stick the plastic bag into the pumpkin, leaving the edges hanging out. Since the plastic acts like a vase (so that the pumpkin does not rot quicker from the water) you can use a glass or a bowl, but I personally think the plastic is the best route.
Pour in some water.
And start arranging! I used beautiful dahlias which I found at the flower market. I Loved how they looked almost tie-dyed so I thought to make a fairly monochromatic arrangement. But go wild! If you find fresh colorful flowers at your nearest florist, grab those! Or for a longer lasting centerpiece, fill the cavity with succulents, herbs or evergreens.
ET VOILA! A Smashingly feminine and beautiful pumpkin that you can display as a festive centerpiece!