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!
You can find all these tables and method here: Creating a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving
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 easily replace your wet foam and flowers several times during the season and enjoy a new arrangement with little effort and your pumpkin will last all season since 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 :) growing in my field next to my Potting Shed which I haven’t been able to identify, maybe Boneset, does anyone know? 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.
We’ve had some much-needed rain over the past week. We’re under a flood and wind advisory until Monday but I’m so glad to see the lake starting to fill up again.
Hope you’re warm and dry this weekend!