Looking for something different to do with your pumpkin this season? Why not turn it into a bouquet?
I found this idea on the cover of All You magazine, along with instructions, so I thought I’d give it a try. It is remarkably easy to do and looks beautiful…a great centerpiece for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner or simply as fall decor around the home. And it travels well, in case you are heading over the hills and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving. This particular arrangement joined me on a two-hour road trip over the Sierra Nevadas, virtually unscathed (although I suggest placing it in a box or tub so it won’t slide around.)
Items you’ll need
1 Flower Vase (cylindrical or a coffee can works too), 2″ to 3″ smaller in diameter than pumpkin
Carving Knife and Spoon (I used a steak knife and rice spoon)
Flowers of your choice (I used two bunches purchased at the grocery store, which included sunflowers, mums, and foliage)
Ribbon, 2′ long