Fall is the time of pumpkins, colorful leaves and beautiful flowers. There are so many easy ways to spruce up the table top during the fall season. Using the colors of fall and an inexpensive pumpkin, you can transform any table or kitchen entryway with the beauty of fresh.
I love to bring the feeling of the season inside and my absolute favorite way to do that is with pumpkins. Everything about pumpkins make me happy: the colors, the shapes and the variety of sizes. Carving pumpkins has become a tradition in my family and we carve several throughout the season so that we can both enjoy the activity as a family and also roast the tasty seeds.
Fresh flowers also brings so much joy! They bring a smile to visitors and to those gathering around a table for a little bite to eat or a full course meal.
Spruce up your tabletops this year with a quick and easy fuss-free Fresh Pumpkin Centerpiece following our easy projects How-To Below
- 1 small pumpkin
- 1 bunch of flowers (such as fall mums or carnations)
- 1 can of spray paint (your choice of color)
- 1 small jar of craft glaze or white glue
- 1 small paint brush
- 1 chopstick/Popsicle stick
- Total Project Cost Estimate : $5 – $6
- Cut top off pumpkin and remove seeds and pulp. Set aside pumpkin top, you will need this later.
- In a well-ventilated area, set down some newspaper or cardboard and place the pumpkin on top. Spray paint the pumpkin, covering the outside skin well.
- When the paint is fully dry, apply a single coat of craft glaze (or white glue that dries clear if you do not have glaze) with a small paint brush.
- After about an hour, the glaze should be dry and you can begin arranging the flowers. Start by trimming stems so that flowers rest flat against the rim of the pumpkin. When the first layer is complete, begin a second layer. Continue layering upward until the pumpkin is full (about 3 to 4 layers).
- Retrieve the pumpkin top. Cut the stem out of the middle and insert the chopstick into the center of the stem. Trim the chopstick so that when it is inserted down through the flowers and pressed into the bottom of them pumpkin, the bottom of the stem is hidden.