This smashing pumpkin centerpiece (done in 30 minutes!) celebrates the season with jewel-toned fall flowers tucked into gourds.
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Pumpkin Flower Vase
Feel free to take a more natural approach with your pumpkin decorating and skip the spiderwebs and jack-o-lanterns. Simply carve a hole in a pumpkin and fill up with your favorite fall blooms.
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Select seasonal flowers in an autumnal color palette. Add natural elements from your yard, such as leaves, twigs, and berries, for an organic feel. A variety of shapes, colors, and textures will keep your arrangement interesting.
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Prep Your Pumpkin
Cut the top and hollow out the pumpkin. We love ‘Fairytale’ pumpkins in softer colors for an elegant look. Soak oasis (florist foam) in water and cut to fit the hollow space. Keep oasis well watered. Once carved, pumpkins will last a week.
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Divide your flowers by color. Group like flowers and colors together for greater impact. Soften the look by placing leaves and amaranth over the lip of the pumpkin. Keep flowers short enough for guests to see over when seated at the table.