We’re sharing simple pumpkin flower arrangement ideas today!
Each year my parents hold an annual Halloween party called “The Spooky Soiree,” for friends and family.
It’s an event they’ve held for us since we were little girls dressing up like doctors, red crayons, and cotton candy.
When we were younger, my Mom served us hearty bowls of chili and grilled cheese sandwiches in the shape of jack o lanterns.
Of course, she always had something healthy like “ants on a log” (peanut butter covered celery with raisins) and “witch’s fingers” (carrots that were dotted with hummus at the end and topped with almond slices to look like fingernails) too.
She also always had an epic dessert!
Our favorite is still an amazingly fabulous graveyard cake complete with 3 black cats made from peppermint patties sitting on a fence made of licorice whips and the most perfect butterscotch harvest moon hanging in the distance.
As we got older and started having families of our own, my Mom traded the hearty bowls of chili for lots of little nibbles and we now have everything from skeleton crudité to mummies in a blanket to grapes that look like fingers and every other festive thing you can imagine in between.
Given the dining table at Bliss Barracks is set up buffet style with all the food and drinks, the centerpieces have to be relatively small, compact, and fit seamlessly into simple Halloween vignettes.
Using Carvable Pumpkins as Flower Containers…
Carvable pumpkins used as flower arrangement containers have been on the scene for a while. But I’ve never tried to create my own version until now.
We had almost finished finalizing the menu for the Spooky Soiree when my Mom mentioned she still needed a few extra centerpiece ideas.
Unbeknownst to her, Joanns was having a pumpkin-palooza sale and the carvable pumpkins just happened to be 60% off.
I know not every celebrates Halloween, so I thought I would share 6 simple pumpkin flower arrangement ideas in case you’re gearing up for a special celebration too.
Here’s a look at how to create simple pumpkin flower arrangement ideas…
Simple Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Supplies:
- Carvable Pumpkin
- Wire Cutters or Scissors
- Fine Grit Sandpaper (we used 220 grit)
- Floral Foam, Flower Frogs, Vase, or Plastic Grocery Bags
- Flower Bundles
- Festive Fall Floral or Halloween Picks
- Tarp (to protect your work surface)
Simple Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Steps:
Gather your supplies and lay a tarp down to protect your work surface.
Use a pencil to draw a circle shape around the top of the carvable pumpkin.
Then using caution and care, as the knife will be sharp, slowly carve around the pencil’s shape.
Once you’re finished carving around the pumpkin, the top should lift right off.
Use fine-grit sandpaper to sand around all the jagged edges of the carvable pumpkin, including the pumpkin top.
Depending on the type and size of the pumpkin flower arrangement you are creating, lay a piece of floral foam, a flower frog, a vase, or plastic grocery bags down in the belly of the pumpkin.
I’m using faux flowers because they’re the easiest to transport. But you can definitely use this same technique with whatever flowers you like best.
These faux hydrangea bushes are from Joanns.
Bend or carefully cut the flower stems and place them into the carvable pumpkin.
Continue adding flower stems or floral picks, until your simple pumpkin flower arrangement makes your heart sing.
No playing this took about 15 minutes or less to create!
Other Quick and Easy Ideas to Enjoy:
Orange and White Pumpkin Flower Arrangement…
Dusty Pink and Creamy White Roses with Dried Leaves…(this one is my personal favorite)
Creamy White Roses with Harvest Ribbon…
and a Candy Corn Inspired Pumpkin Flower Arrangement…
(one of the arrangements we’ll be using at the Spooky Soiree. I found the candy corn picks at Michaels)
Nearly everyone I’ve spoken to lately is amazed at just how fast the month of September flew by. I’ll freely admit, I feel the same way.
Since October officially kicks off one of the most beloved seasons of the year, I want to gently remind you it’s up to us to make it a festive one.
Don’t be too busy to miss the moment!
Other Fall-Inspired Posts to Enjoy:
- Country French Fall Home Tour
- Country French Fall Porch Tour
- Fall Decorating in the Breakfast Nook
- 5 Steps to Creating an Easy Fall Mantel
- Fall Entry Ideas