DIY Floral Pumpkins

Sep 5, 2019


Welcome to Barbaras Flowers Day - your go-to resource for all things floral! In this guide, we'll show you how to create stunning DIY floral pumpkins for your fall decor. Fall is the perfect time to add a touch of nature's beauty to your home, and floral pumpkins are a unique and creative way to do just that.

Materials You'll Need

  • Various pumpkins - small, medium, or large, depending on your preference
  • Assorted flowers - opt for fall-themed blooms like sunflowers, dahlias, or chrysanthemums
  • Floral foam or Oasis
  • Sharp knife or pumpkin carving tool
  • Scissors or floral shears
  • Hot glue gun
  • Decorative accessories like ribbons, twine, or leaves (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Prepare the Pumpkins

Start by selecting pumpkins of different sizes and shapes. Wash them thoroughly and pat them dry. Using a sharp knife or a pumpkin carving tool, carefully cut off the top of the pumpkin, creating a lid. Set the lids aside for later use. Scoop out the seeds and pulp from the inside of the pumpkins, ensuring they are clean and hollow.

2. Soak the Floral Foam

If you're using floral foam or Oasis, soak it in water until fully saturated. This will help keep the flowers fresh and hydrated for longer periods.

3. Prepare the Flowers

Trim the stems of your assorted flowers to your desired length. It's a good idea to vary the lengths to add depth and dimension to your arrangement. Remove any excess leaves or thorns that may detract from the overall look.

4. Create a Floral Base

Take the soaked floral foam and place it inside the hollowed pumpkins, ensuring a snug fit. If necessary, trim the foam to the right size. Secure the foam by applying a small amount of hot glue around the edges.

5. Arrange the Flowers

Now it's time to get creative! Start inserting the trimmed flower stems into the foam, working from the center and moving outwards. Mix and match different flower types and colors for a visually appealing arrangement. Experiment with height variations for added interest.

Remember to step back and assess your arrangement as you go along. Adjust as necessary to achieve a balanced and harmonious display.

6. Personalize Your Floral Pumpkins

If desired, add decorative accessories like ribbons, twine, or leaves to further enhance the look of your floral pumpkins. Get creative and let your personal style shine through!

Caring for Your Floral Pumpkins

To ensure your floral pumpkins last as long as possible, follow these simple care tips:

  • Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  • Mist the flowers with water daily to keep them hydrated.
  • Replace any wilted or decaying flowers as needed.
  • Enjoy your beautiful floral pumpkins for days or even weeks!

In Conclusion

DIY floral pumpkins are a wonderful way to add elegance and charm to your fall decor. With just a few materials and some creativity, you can create unique and eye-catching displays that will impress your guests and bring a touch of nature indoors. Let your imagination run wild and have fun exploring different flower combinations and decorative embellishments. Happy crafting!

About Barbaras Flowers Day

At Barbaras Flowers Day, we are passionate about all things flowers. As a premier flower shop in the Sacramento area, we specialize in providing top-quality blooms and exceptional service to our customers. Whether you're looking for a stunning floral arrangement, need help with event decor, or are seeking expert advice on floral care, our experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way. Explore our website or visit our shop to discover the beauty and joy that flowers bring to our lives.

Michael Phillips
These are gorgeous! 🌺🍂
Nov 8, 2023
Sue Belcher
These DIY floral pumpkins are the perfect fall decor! 🍂🌸 Love the touch of nature's beauty!
Oct 4, 2023