Carve a Fall Planter
A flower-filled gourd looks impressive, but with the help of our tutorial, you'll have a pretty fall centerpiece in no time.
Get crafty this fall with our DIY fall planter. In three simple steps you'll have a finished (and impressive) arrangement that should last about a week.
Start with a small gourd or squash. Using a serrated knife, cut a circle that is about 3 inches in diameter around the top of the gourd.
Remove the top, and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon.
Add water, and then fill with snippets of colorful collected leaves, chrysanthemums, and berries. We used mostly bittersweet, but viburnum berries tallow berries, hypericum berries, and rose hips are all good choices.