When decorating your home for the changing season, why not try a festive pumpkin inspired floral centerpiece. Halloween decorations don’t have to be just ghosts and witches, pumpkins as a vase are an ideal eye-catching decoration throughout Autumn and Halloween.

What you will need:

  1. 1 pumpkin which you can pick up at the local supermarket.
  2. A block of floral foam or small vase of water to fit inside the pumpkin.
  3. Carving knife to cut the top off and a spoon to scoop out the insides.
  4. Autumnal flowers, leaves and berries.

Here are some tips when dressing your pumpkin:

  1. When cutting the top off your pumpkin try keep a wide opening in the center to make it ease to scoop out all the guts.
  2. Line the inside of the pumpkin with plastic. The plastic lining will help keep the moisture in when you water the floral foam.
  3. Cut the floral foam to size and soak this in water as you are preparing you flowers.
  4. Insert the foam block or vase inside the pumpkin and begin creating your arrangement.
  5. Begin your arrangement with flowers then you can add leaves, berries and other seasonal embellishments.
  6. An ideal color scheme is orange, yellow and red to give an autumnal feel. You can also add a splash of purple to bring some life to the arrangement while also keeping the arrangement seasonal.