Continuing with the distinctively Autumnal theme of my blog content recently, today I am showing you how to make this pumpkin floral arrangement! It’s a bit of a running joke with my friends that if I could turn into a pumpkin, I would, because I’m a little bit obsessed with them. So when I seen photos of them being turned into beautiful floral arrangements, I had to give it a go!
I have to say that the process of making this was actually quite simple – it didn’t take very long at all and was much easier than carving a pumpkin as a lantern. So if you really can’t be bothered with all the work involved with carving a pumpkin this year, I’d really recommend giving this a try!
What you’ll need
1 pumpkin (with a flat-ish base, so it stands up straight)
Assorted flowers & foliage
Wide glass or jar
A little bit of bleach (I’ll explain this one later!)
First of all, cut out a hole at the top of the pumpkin. You want it to be big enough to fit the glass into the pumpkin, but not too big. Next, remove the seeds and stringy flesh from the inside of the pumpkin and discard (or save the seeds for salads/granola!).
Next, give the pumpkin a bit of a wash out with some water to get rid of any excess seeds and flesh. If you’d like to make the pumpkin last longer without going mouldy, fill up a bucket with water and 3 teaspoons of bleach. Dunk the pumpkin in the water and then leave to air dry. The bleach will stop the mould from developing on the pumpkin flesh!
After your pumpkin is nice and dry, place the glass or jar into the hole. You want to use something that will be fully concealed within the pumpkin, but still large enough to sit flowers in. I used a Kilner jar and it worked perfectly!
Now for the fun part – arranging the flowers! I’d recommend using flowers and some sort of foliage as well – I got some eucalyptus and it worked perfectly. I think having some green leaves hanging over the sides makes it look a bit more rustic.
Even though the glass is quite small, I’d recommend filling it up with as many flowers as you can fit in. You want the hole at the top of the pumpkin to be completely concealed, so that it looks like the flowers are just sprouting from the top!
..and that’s it! It really is quite a simple process, but it has such beautiful results. I’d like to try it out with some smaller, cuter pumpkins as well to see how it turns out. I also am determined to find a white pumpkin so that I can create a really pastel-toned floral arrangement too!
Let me know if you’re going to give this a try and do send me any pictures if you do!