It’s all about the details! I feel all of you, my readers, are my friends, and you know my DIY tips and tricks so well. As fall approaches I’m thinking of ways to incorporate a nod to the season in my home. And, when it comes to decorating, my favorite part is adding those interesting, fun, and unique details that give our homes beauty and a dose of our own personality! Of course, it’s about a million-dollar look all on a scaled down budget. Who needs to know anyway!
This DIY project is all about taking five; just five minutes to create a beautiful fall arrangement using the beloved pumpkin, a recycled 24-ounce can, grocery store flowers, and a few fallen leaves from your yard.
Every year as fall approaches, pumpkins start to make an appearance in and around Farmhouse 1820. Our front porch is full of them, and I seem to bring them inside and incorporate them in each room’s décor. I can’t help myself; with all their colors, shapes and sizes, each one makes a singular statement. I decided to take the one traditional pumpkin in this year’s collection and make an arrangement. I’ve seen so many on Pinterest, why not give it a go. Here is how to make a fall pumpkin floral arrangement.
Grab a pumpkin, a medium sized one will do, along with a 24 ounce can (I saved a diced tomatoes can and it worked perfectly), three bunches of grocery store flowers, and a few fallen leaves from your back yard. Carve the top off the pumpkin big enough so the can will fit perfectly. Scoop out as much membrane and as many seeds as you can with a sturdy spoon and discard. To leverage the can, place a 3 or 4-inch square piece of plywood in the inside bottom of the pumpkin. (A Tupperware lid will also do the trick.) Fill the can ¾ of the way full of water and carefully place inside the pumpkin.
Time to arrange the flowers. Begin by trimming the ends of all of the flowers. Decide how tall you would like the arrangement to be, and then gage the length of the flower stems from there. Remove all leaves except for a few at the top near the blooms. Whenever I arrange flowers, I like to keep the bouquet tight, hovering around the container. I like to have something tall in the center, and then fill in around. Here, I started with golden aster. I filled in with carnations, peonies, and alstromeria. To fill in the gaps, I stuck in the leaves. A little tuck here, a little filler there.
To care for the arrangement, carefully change out the water daily, and snip a smidgeon off the ends of the flowers every day, and re-tuck the leaves. A tiny snip and daily dose of water will prolong the life of this arrangement.
Five minutes, folks. I’m serious. An amazing fall pumpkin floral arrangement that looks like you spent hours. We’ll keep this secret just between us