Updated: Oct 11, 2019
How many times have you shied away from a pumpkin centerpiece because you just could not face the tedious task of coring the pumpkin? If you are like me, too many times to count. Well good news, the tides have turned and there IS an easier way than enlisting your husband AND a huge machete. I apologize upfront for not having step by step pictures regarding these centerpieces. Promise, it will not happen again. I confess,
I hurriedly put them together, without even thinking I would share them on a blog post. Honestly, I was so excited that I was not going to have to remove the stem or core the pumpkin and buy a glass cylinder , my hands were moving faster than my brain.
Real Pumpkin with a big stem (White, orange, green, cinderella, regular or whatever suits your fancy)
Oasis Floral Foam Brick
Fresh cut flowers of your choosing
I bought my pumpkins and flowers from Trader Joe's. The Oasis and floral tape came from Hobby Lobby.
Start by filling your kitchen sink with warm water. Cut your dry oasis into an octagon shape that will fit nicely on top of your pumpkin. Place your foam into the sink. Allow your oasis to absorb the water on its own....in other words, no "dunking" the oasis. Forcing it to the bottom of the sink can create dry pockets which is not good for your flowers.
Place your oasis on top of the pumpkin, pushing the stem through the center. Use floral tape to secure the foam IF you feel like the stem is not enough to hold the foam in place on its own.
Begin to insert your flowers. I like to use Eucalyptus and other fillers toward the base, adding the flowers toward the top and in the middle.
You can use white, green or orange pumpkins. Cinderella, regular, small or large all make for a great arrangement. The best part is that no coring or carving is needed. Use that beautiful stem to your advantage.
These arrangements lasted 5 days. When the flowers died, I removed them and added the pumpkins to my fall decor. Then when it was time to decorate for Christmas, I painted those same pumpkins candy apple red and used them in my outdoor decor. That is another cheap and cheerful project for a December Blog Post!!
Thank you for joining me. As always, I hope this post has inspired you to add a little fresh fall decor to your home. I would be interested to know if you like pumpkin centerpieces?? When you make a pumpkin centerpiece, do you always remove the stem or core the pumpkin and use a glass cylinder??
Please check in again as I will share my (in progress) outdoor decorations in my next blog post.