Create a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece the easy way with this shortcut method, no cutting required!
Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love to combine
the two for a seasonal centerpiece for the table for fall or Thanksgiving!
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My BFF brought me a Chick-fil-A Bouquet of beautiful late-blooming roses from her garden.
Too bad you can’t order one of these at the drive-thru and quench your thirst for flowers :)
I added some snips of shrubs, leaves and filler flowers
to make a quick and easy blooming pumpkin.
I discovered a method from The Full Bouquet that uses a shortcut
for making a pumpkin centerpiece.
You add a piece of wet floral foam on top of your pumpkin,
rather than it hollowing out to make a vase for your flowers.
If your pumpkin has a short stem, you can use the stem to anchor the wet foam in place.
My pumpkin was stemless so I used some wet floral tape to secure it to the pumpkin.
You can find wet foam and tape on the floral aisle at the craft store.
I found a 2-pack of small round floral blocks at Dollar Tree,
or you can cut your floral brick with a knife the size you need.
This time-saving method provides the same effect of a pumpkin vase!
You can replace your wet foam and flowers several times during the season
as your pumpkin will last as you don’t cut it.
I used a gray pumpkin to pair with the pinks of the roses and cut some shrubs for filler~
Loropetalum with its purple tinted foliage and Kaleidoscope Abelia
with blush pink-tinted tips and white bell-shaped flowers.
I also added some white buds from some wildflowers (aka, weeds :)
from the field next to my Potting Shed which I haven’t been able to identify, maybe Boneset?
The stems are gray and the flowers grow in clusters.
If you don’t have a Chick-fil-A Bouquet :) you can use any grocery store flowers
to create a blooming pumpkin including long-lasting mums and alstroemeria,
along with fall leaves or goldenrod.
Use floral picks to secure smaller pumpkins, apples or gourds to your foam.