It is just early September and the bug to decorate my house in all things fall related has already bitten me. It actually bit me in August when I walked into Hobby Lobby and the store was already completely decked out in fall colors and decor bliss. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate! Something about the steamy warmth, the smells of cinnamon and pumpkin, the whipped cream…oh,  wait…that’s a pumpkin spice latte. Sorry, what I meant, to say was something about the warm hues, the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin scented everything and the nip in the air feels like the cozy secure feeling of family, home and memory making times of the year.

My husband Geoff and I have been in the slow process of renovating the entire downstairs of our home. We have transitioned some of the spaces into more neutral color schemes so our usual fall decor is a bit too bold and will look out of place. I decided to DIY a few new items to implement into our fall decorating starting with a floral pumpkin centerpiece. I had so much creative fun making it I thought I would share the step by step process with you all in hopes it will inspire you to create this season. This project is so very easy and you can personalize the florals, decor and colors to fit your home.

What you will need:

  • Foam Pumpkin
  • Box cutter
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Floral foam
  • Wire cutters
  • Florals and decor of your choice

Step 1:

Gather all of your materials together. Use the box cutter to cut a hole in the top center of the pumpkin. Make sure your opening is large enough to insert floral foam into the pumpkin while also leaving room around the edges of the foam to work. I find having a little area around the foam helps to manipulate and change the floral stem placements as I am working.

Step 2:

Hot glue the floral foam piece in the bottom of the pumpkin. You want the foam to be stable when you are adding the floral stems. Also, make sure the foam is sticking out above the cut in the top of the pumpkin too. This makes it so much easier to insert the stems and it will give a more full,  lush flower effect in the end.

Step 3:

Cut your floral stems to desired length. I always stand my stems on end beside the pumpkin to gauge the correct length. When in doubt it is best to be conservative – you can always cut more off later.

Step 4:

This is the fun part! Arrange away! Enjoy the process and arrange by what looks pleasing to your eye. I personally love a little height, with some floral stems spilling over. I also love all things blue birdie so I had to add one of those as well. But get creative! Add whatever you like and what fits in with your home’s decor.

Quick tip – as  I am arranging and I feel certain of placement I go ahead and add hot glue to the stem and then push it into the floral foam. This also adds to the stability of the arrangement.

Step 5:

Okay, so this is actually the fun part…display your creation!! And if you think about it send me pictures! I would love to see what you created.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy neutral fall floral piece. I hope you are inspired to create something you love!

Blessings to you!!

Tricia

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