One of the best parts of starting a new season is having the excuse to dress the table in a new way. Autumn is the perfect time for trying different things that you might want to replicate (and perfect) before the holidays. Because traditional autumnal hues are warm and cozy, we thought it might be fun to play with a colorful creation that brings a unique pop of personality to the table: a floral pumpkin centerpiece!
Heirloom pumpkins are so easy to find these days that there’s no reason not to grab a few to decorate with. They offer unique colors and texture that really make for a one of a kind fall look…especially as a pumpkin centerpiece!
Using the tools in the World Market pumpkin carving kit, we’re going create something stunning and laced with flowers for our dining table.
Most wouldn’t think of cutting a hole in the bottom of your pumpkin. But this trick not only helps in keeping the pumpkin in place, but is also a clever way to work within the pumpkin without having any incision lines visible. Once the seeds and fibers are removed from the bottom hole, simply cut bouquet points around your pumpkin. No worries on precision here, as they will all be covered up with blooms.
By keeping your floral choices in a cohesive color palette, you can play with different shaped petals and botanicals for a gorgeous look that isn’t overly busy. So have fun and play around with positioning and different combinations!
If you’re looking for particular stem placement, try using toothpicks to pin longer leaves in place, which create a whimsical wrap around look. A gorgeous living peice that looks and stay fresh because your flowers will last several days by using floral tubes filled with water for each bundle of stems
The best part of this pumpkin centerpiece is that it’s the perfect transitional decor that could be used during Halloween, Thanksgiving…and even Christmas! Just think how stunning this would look if applied to smaller pumpkins and arranged on the table as place settings – perfect for holiday entertaining.
Drop cloth or plastic bag
3-4 different types of flowers in complimentary colors
Battery Candle (optional)
- Using the serrated knife tool, carefully cut a circle around the bottom of the pumpkin and remove cap.
- With the paddle tool, scrape and remove all the seeds and fibers from the inside of the pumpkin.
- Using a marker, create 6 holes around the pumpkin, approximately 2-3 inches below the stem. Cut out each hole with the serrated knife.
- Place flowers into floral tubes filled with water and tuck into each hole. For longer leaves and blossoms, try pinning in place with a toothpick.
- Arrange your masterpiece and get ready to set the table. Optional: Create additional pinholes around the entire pumpkin and illuminate in the evening with a battery operated candle.