House For Six

Easy Pumpkin Flower Vase

Deme CrinionComment

Hey there!  Today is our kids' last day of school before the Thanksgiving break and I'm all about Tuesday being Friday!  

We're hosting a small dinner with friends this year and I was looking for an easy fall table idea.  I've packed away most of the Halloween spook and orange pumpkins, but I do have a small handful of neutral pumpkins still out.  Including a fake white pumpkin begging for some attention.

pumpkin flower vase

I'm sure this project isn't a new idea, but it was such an easy way to get a great focal point for minimal cost, so I thought I would share. All you need is a hollow fakey pumpkin (I grabbed mine on clearance from Tarjay last year), a jar just shorter than the pumpkin, a perforated knife,  and some pretty blooms (mine are from the grocery store).

I started by drawing a ring around the top just larger than the base of my jar.

Then I cut along the ring with the knife until I could pop off the top of the pumpkin.

Then I filled the jar about halfway full of water and placed it in the pumpkin.

I cut the stems on my flowers to my desired height.  I wanted mine nice and low so they would look like they were sprouting out of the pumpkin.

pumpkin flower vase

And that's it!  Easy peasy!  

pumpkin flower vase

I think this would look so cute full of sunflowers during Halloween and with flowers in fall hues throughout the rest of the season.  

pumpkin flower vase

These are all the pumpkins still out from our Halloween/Fall decorations.  I kept out enough to keep our Thanksgiving meal feel like fall and then we'll be ready to start decking the halls for Christmas!

pumpkin flower vase

This will be our first Christmas in the new house and I'm so excited!  We moved in this summer and it's been so fun to see our how our neighborhood changes with the seasons.  Between the holiday posts, I still have a few house projects to catch you up on too.  We have a mini-coat closet makeover, exterior house paint, a crazy front door, and of course the completed mudroom to close out 2016.  

For now I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll be back on Friday with some family Advent ideas.  I can't believe the holidays are here!!