Making a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece

This month's Pinterest challenge was all about fall and I just knew I wanted to create something with flowers.  I thought about making another door wreath but wanted to try something a little different.  I have so many pumpkin/ flower centerpieces pinned to my pinterest boards and I wondered if I could create something similar that would last year after year.

As much as I love this pin and it's beautiful pumpkin centerpiece I do not like cutting into real pumpkins (I just can't stand the smell!) and while real flowers are just so beautiful I like to have something that lasts longer than a week.  So I went to Michael's to see what I could find.



I just loved this adorable wooden pumpkin and thought that with some floral foam and a few faux flowers I could have a really cute centerpiece.





First I cut the foam block to fit in the wooden pumpkin so that it was level with the sides.  Then I began putting in my flowers.  Starting with the center and working my way evenly outwards.  


Once I had my flowers the way I liked them I began working on filling in any gaps and making sure to use filler to block the foam from eye view. 


I did use one small bunch of pink flowers I found in my stash to help as filler and just love how it turned out!!  Shown below from all 4 sides.






This will be a perfect centerpiece for my fall dining table! 




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Comments

  1. Very cute idea- I like actually using real pumpkins as vases in the fall- even on Thanksgiving!

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    1. I like real pumpkins around but I just can't cut into them... ick!

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  2. Love the wooden pumpkin container you chose to make this lovely arrangement, JoAnne. You can use it in so many ways for Fall! I'm with you on not using the real thing. I always end up having a mess and worry about them attracting bugs if the pumpkin sits around too long.

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    1. I didn't even think of attracting bugs; that would be so gross.

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  3. Super Cute! I just ordered some faux flowers to play around with from Amazon, I hope they are as cute as yours! So great to use a faux pumpkin too so it will last and last!
    Jenna

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  4. How cute. I love your planter. You designed a pretty floral display.

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  5. This is lovely, what a great idea :)

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  6. Love the centerpiece. What a great pinterest project.

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  7. Your centerpiece turned out really cute! I like the little planter that you found.

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  8. This arrangement is adorable, your pumpkin box is so nice, giving you a real pumpkin affect without the aging pumpkin smell. I will keep an eye out for one.

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  9. This arrangement is adorable, your pumpkin box is so nice, giving you a real pumpkin affect without the aging pumpkin smell. I will keep an eye out for one.

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  10. Such a great idea to fill the pumpkin with faux flowers! It looks beautiful!

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  11. Aww, that turned out so cute! I love fall so much, and that would look so good as a center piece. :(

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  12. Gorgeous, plus quick and easy - score! I'd love for you to share over at our Creative Crafts Linky Party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-3-join-in-the-fun/
    Have a great week!
    Creatively, Beth

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  13. I agree with using faux pumpkins for centerpieces. Love the orange with the pinkish blush flowers for fall.

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy with the color combo to as the blush color goes better with our decor.

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  14. That turned out cute! I don't like using the real pumpkins, either. I decorate so early for Fall that they would be rotten by the time I was done with them!

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  15. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

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  16. What a lovely centrepiece, Joanne! I had a pumpkin with live flowers in it last year, but of course its life is limited by how long the pumpkin (and the flowers) last.This is a beautiful, practical solution! Thank you for sharing it at the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I wish you a wonderful week!

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  17. I know what you mean about cutting into a real pumpkin, even though I don't have a problem eating the cooked vegetable! Your version will last a long time and won't collapse on itself as the season goes on.

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    1. Yep, I like pumpkin as a food too but really do not like smell of a decorative pumpkin for carving.

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