Simple Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Ideas
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!
Let us know if you’ve made a simple pumpkin flower arrangement this Fall! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
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
Hi Coco, oh I loved reading about the childhood things your mum made for halloween, must have been wonderful.
Absolutely love this idea to place flowers in a pumpkin, a beautiful white one too, my favourite. Thanks for sharing.xx
Thank you so much, Janette! This pumpkin could not have been easier to make and I think my Mom is going to like it too. Our family party is this week and she sends us a note counting down the days every morning. It’s really sweet! Hope your day is filled with all good things, CoCo
Oh my gosh, I’m in love with those candy corn picks. These are all adorable and I’m sharing them on Sunday. You go, girl!!
Thank you, Rachel! I was so excited to find them at Michaels this year. I think the litles are going to love them. The sprinkles on top just take the cake! Hugs and thanks so much for sharing, CoCo
Love these candy corns! What a fun arrangement!
Thanks so much, Alexandra, I really appreciate it! Hope your week is off to a great start, CoCo
Such a great idea CoCo! I love how you styled the pumpkin vase in so many different ways! They are all so beautiful, I’m having a hard time picking a favorite! I must say, those candy corn picks are adorable! Your family Halloween party is going to be here in a blink! It sounds like such a fun time! Hugs, Donna
Aww thank you so much, Donna! Those candy corn picks were such a fun find. Michaels had so many great Halloween things this year. If we had more storage space I could have scooped up so many goodies. The littles are already asking if they can put some tombstones in our yard 😆
Goodness, this is so pretty and easily adapted to any color family of pumpkins. The candy corns are perfect all the way to Thanksgiving, which is our focus for Fall decorating here!
Thank you, Sandi! I don’t know why I thought it was going to take hours to complete this project but it was fun coming up with all these different looks. I was just talking to a friend the other day about seeing Christmas content in my Pinterest feed. Don’t get me wrong I totally understand the reasoning behind it all, I’m a planner and I like to do things in advance as well. But I also hate to be rushed! There is definitely something to be said for savoring the season. Glad you guys are slowing down and getting ready for Thanksgiving. It’s such a great holiday! Hugs, CoCo
This is SO pretty Coco! It’s hard to say which version is my favorite 🙂
Thank you so much, Tanya! This is the first time I’ve ever attempted a carvable pumpkin like this and I could not get over how easy it was. Hope you’ve had the best week, CoCo
I love reading about your party and happy memories as a child. My mom always made every holiday special and still does.
Love your pumpkin and the arrangement. I got the same little candy corns and used them in my flower arrangement too. They are so cute.
I love all the styles of pumpkins that you created. I think my favorite just might be the candy corn one.
September was here and then whoosh! It’s October already. I’m trying to do something intentional every weekend to keep time from getting away from me again. Thank you for an amazing tutorial!
I can’t decide which one I like the best – they are all seriously so beautiful! The soft color of the fall leaves and hydrangeas are the two calling my name! Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the season. Time moves so fast!
I love this, I have a Halloween party every year, health issues maybe not this year sad, but anyway I love that your mom did this so heart warming your very lucky! And those candy corn picks!!! Are soooo good, great post thankyou for sharing
Thanks so much, Debbie, I really appreciate it! Those candy corn picks were such a fun find on sale at Michaels and they were super easy to work with as well. I love that you have a Halloween party every year. While I know this year might be different, I hope you can find a way to celebrate and make the day a special one. Life goes by so fast and if my Mom has taught us anything, it’s to make each day count! Hope your week has been filled with all good things, CoCo
Wow!! I don’t know which one is my favorite!! They are all so pretty and those candy corn picks are ridiculously adorable. I’m pretty sure I have that same brown plaid ribbon on my front door as we speak!! So many fun pumpkin ideas on this one, CoCo!! Great work!
What wonderful memories your mom has helped create. I used real pumpkins for my outdoor mums this year and so, I am loving these arrangements!! I especially love the one witht he candy corn stems. So very pretty and thanks for sharing, CoCo!
Oh my goodness, these are beautiful ideas. I’m sharing them with my followers in my weekend round up post, From My Neck of the Woods. My followers will love it and your blog!
Oh my gosh! You out did yourself. Here I was thinking that I was going to read about how to create ONE arrangement in a pumpkin and you provided us with SIX! I love them all. I really like the leaves – and the white flowers – and the candy corn- and the roses . . . yeah I love them all.
I love this collection of fall centerpiece ideas, Coco! I am so happy to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a beautiful week!
These are all just gorgeous CoCo – I love your style so much! I know your soiree will be especially beautiful with your pumpkin arrangements. Thanks for sharing them all!