Easy DIY Pumpkin Centerpieces
October 19, 2020
The beautiful colors of autumn are showcased in pumpkin centerpieces that are easy to make and a special addition to any client’s table. There are various ways to make these lovely fall decorations with the last real flowers from a summer garden, artificial flowers, or potted plants.
First, buy a pumpkin the size that best suits the table or space that you’re decorating. Wash and dry the exterior of the pumpkin, then carve a hole in the center much like you were making a jack-o-lantern. Scoop out the inside leaving the rind intact. If possible, allow the pumpkin to dry for two hours to prevent mold. You can place fresh flowers in a tumble or you can fill it with water and set that into the pumpkin. Or press a piece of floral foam into the pumpkin and arrange real or artificial flowers in the foam. If you use real flowers, you’ll want to fill the pumpkin about two-thirds full of water.
If you’d like to display a potted plant, place marbles or small pebbles in the bottom of the pumpkin. Then puncture a hole in the bottom of a plant’s foil wrapper so the water can drain onto the stones when you set the plant into the pumpkin.