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Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

Pumpkin Flower Arrangements are a simple and beautiful DIY project!  And they make a beautiful centrepiece!

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements {A Pretty Life}

This past weekend I hosted Canadian Thanksgiving at our home. We celebrated a week after the actual holiday, so that all of our family could be together! And I had a such a great time planning and putting together everything for this day!

The first thing I made was this pumpkin flower arrangement. I have always wanted to make one of these pretties, and Thanksgiving seemed like the perfect time to do it!

Very simple.  Absolutely stunning. And so festive!

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements {A Pretty Life}

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements {A Pretty Life}

This is a very easy DIY, with such an amazing decorative effect!  I was able to put this together in under a half hour, which is so great when you have a lot of other things to do! 

Materials Required:

  • 1 pumpkin:  you can use white or orange
  • 1 vase or container small enough to fit inside the pumpkin, but wide enough to hold the flowers
  • flowers:  I used fall mums, Gerbera daisies, delphinium, carnations, greens and kale
  • carving knife and spoon

How To:

  • All you have to do is carve and clean out a pumpkin.
  • Place a water filled vase inside the pumpkin.
  • Cut the flower stems down far enough to cover the opening of the pumpkin.
  • And arrange your flowers!


  • You can put this arrangement together a day or even 3 days ahead of an event, as the pumpkin, in my experience, does not deteriorate very fast at all!  As long as you are keeping the arrangement indoors, it should stay looking fabulous for quite some time!  (I put mine together on a Thursday, and am still enjoying it on the following Tuesday, with no signs of any deterioration!)
  • To make things super easy, buy your flowers already arranged in a bouquet.

Now you can put this simple, yet stunning DIY on your to-do list!

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    E @ Act Fast Chef
    October 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    That is gorgeous! The flowers are so colorful and beautiful 🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 1:11 PM


    evie @ brown paper packages

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    October 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    First, I have to say that your banner is too cute!!
    And then, the flowers are beautiful–what a great idea for a vase.

    I hope you are able to share your post at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising!


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    Ali Richardson
    October 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Gorgeous!!! I love this Jo-Anna! SO pretty 🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    This really is stunning!

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    Natasha in Oz
    October 19, 2011 at 4:46 AM

    Stunning is definitely the word-you are so clever!

    Best wishes,

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    Ann @ makethebestofthings
    October 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    So pretty and clever! I love fresh flowers and the combination you chose is stunning.

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    { L }
    October 21, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    SO gorgeous!

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    October 21, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Oh my GOODness! Those are simply gorgeous! Just beautiful! I love the flower choices and colors! I’d be beyond thrilled if you’d share this here:


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    Amy @ Positively Splendid
    October 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    So elegant. I loved this so much, I shared it in my Saturday Seven lineup this weekend! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/10/saturday-seven-no-27.html

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    October 23, 2011 at 12:06 AM

    Love it!

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    October 23, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    i like the white pumpkin and the vibrant colors of the flowers together!!! what a beautiful idea!

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    Kids craft ideas
    October 24, 2011 at 6:35 AM

    So cute thanks for sharing.

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    October 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    hi im visiting from over at tip junkie, i love your pumkin vase idea it looks gorgeous xxx

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    October 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    What a sweet idea..love ur pumpkin..:)) I found ya over at craftomaniac linky party and had to stop in. I’m Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ..Officially following ya with smiles..Great blog..Hope you can stop in and visit sometime..Ty :))

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    October 26, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    It’s beautiful! I love it! Have a nice day from spain to you!

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    October 27, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Very pretty!

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    Slice of Southern
    September 19, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    I love this arrangement, it’s outstanding! You make it look so simple, I think I’ll try this come fall.

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