Earlier this summer, I showed you how to create a DIY centerpiece from a watermelon. So for Fall, I decided to recreate that look with a pumpkin… except this time I went the faux route, which was much easier and way less messy! Plus, buy using a faux pumpkin and florals, it will last the whole season instead of rotting within a few days. Oh and its no maintenance, which is what I need in my life because #newborns. I actually created this DIY floral pumpkin centerpiece in about 15 minutes while said newborn napped!
What you’ll need: (Some affiliate links are included. See my full disclosure HERE.)
- Carvable faux pumpkin
- faux florals of your choice
- florist foam
- wire cutters
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- a sharp knife
Carve a hole in the top of your pumpkin.
First, lightly trace your florist foam around the stem of your pumpkin to use as a guideline. Using a sharp knife (I used both a paring knife and a serrated knife), carefully cut outside the line that you traced and remove the stem.
Glue the floral foam to the interior of your pumpkin.
Apply a good amount of hot glue to one side of your foam and push it down into the bottom of the interior of your pumpkin. Mine came with an adhesive sticker, but still needed hot glue, too.
Place your florals.
Insert your florals firmly into your florist foam. Start with the biggest blooms you have and build around that. I used a hydrangea, lamb’s ear and some coppery orange flowers. Use your wire cutters to cut the stems to shorter lengths and also separate the bunches into individual stems, which makes them easier to work with. Place them one at a time until you’ve achieved the fullness and look you desire.
To finish off my centerpiece, I placed it in a wooden pedestal bowl and surrounded it with a small garland of autumnal berries.
This setup is very similar to my Fall table centerpiece from last year. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?!
I’ll be sharing my full table setting and hopefully a mini Fall home tour soon so check back for those!