Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

After getting inspired, I convinced my cousins and sisters to try making pumpkin flower arrangements for our Thanksgiving centre pieces. We were genuinely amazed with the results, and how simple and fun it was to achieve them. The individual beauty of each one was so fun, and the possibilities are endless--imagine white pumpkins with dark purple peonies for Halloween!

Our final results.

The Thanksgiving table.

List of Items Required: 

  • Small to medium sized pumpkins (ours came from Linton's Farm Market in Oshawa)
  • Plastic cup or tupperware to act as the vase inside the pumpkin
  • Carving knife
  • Sharp sheers or scissors
  • Marker to trace the cup
  • Flowers (ours came from Pineapple Street in Whitby and our own backyard)
  • Container to save your pumpkin seeds
  • Time: Roughly one hour

Trace the rim of the cup on your pumpkin so yo know how much to carve (the cup will hold your flowers).

Getting distracted by this picture-perfect photo op!

Remove the guts and save those seeds (they make the perfect day-after snack).

After filling your cup with water and placing inside the pumpkin, pick your favourite flowers.

Trim your flowers as needed, making sure to remove any leaves that will be sitting in the water.

Check out our pumpkin head shots!

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Hope you're feeling inspired to try your own pumpkin flower arrangement :)