How to Make an Easy DIY Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

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Learn how to easily create a stunning DIY pumpkin floral arrangement with fresh flowers and an heirloom pumpkin that can be used as an elegant fall centerpiece.

Farmhouse kitchen with heirloom pumpkin centerpiece.

With pumpkin season in full swing, I find myself drawn to the boxes and boxes of beautiful pumpkins at our local supermarket and farmer’s market this time of year. I can’t resist grabbing one or two each time I head to the store. 

The types, varieties, colors, and textures of fresh pumpkins are vast and endless. Which makes shopping for them so incredibly fun! 

Pumpkin Centerpiece in Kitchen

Heirloom pumpkins are full of character and are beautiful all on their own whether they are grouped together at a front porch, lining a staircase, or stacked on top of each other on a counter or table. 

Fall Arrangement

Today, I am sharing with a beautiful way to create a fresh flower arrangement for an autumn dinner party or for a Thanksgiving dining table. 

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Your guests will think you spent hours creating this beautiful arrangement, but you’ll know it only took you minutes!

Farmhouse sink full of fall flowers for a pumpkin centerpiece.

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Supplies

These are the supplies I used, however the fresh flowers and pumpkin can easily be swapped or changed for what is readily available in the floral department at your grocery store. 

  • Fresh Pumpkin
  • Glass or Plastic Vessel (Something to hold the flowers inside the pumpkin.)
  • Clear Tape
  • Sharp Carving Knife
  • Sharpie
  • White Roses
  • Marigolds
  • Chamomile
  • Ecualyptus
  • Golden Rod
  • Droopy Fall Accent Flower

Creating a Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

Pumpkin and flowers in farmhouse sink for a fall arrangement.

Starting the Centerpiece

To start your pumpkin vase, you will want to find a vessel that will easily fit inside your fresh pumpkin. I had this glass bowl which was the perfect width and height for our pumpkin. 

Clear Glass Bowl

Trace the widest part of the bowl around the top of the pumpkin with a sharpie.

With a sharp knife, cut out the outline of the bowl on the pumpkin.

Remove the top of your pumpkin and all of the seeds from inside of the pumpkin, and discard. 

Cutting Out Pumpkin

Create a grid on top of the vessel with clear tape (see photo). This will help to keep the flowers in place when creating the arrangement.

Place vessel inside the pumpkin, and carefully add water to the vessel.

Adding Vessel to Pumpkin
Vessel in Pumpkin

Adding the Flowers to the Centerpiece

Now the fun part, adding the real flowers to the centerpiece! 

Full disclaimer…I am no flower arranging expert! I like to start my arrangements by adding a few of the larger flowers in odd numbers, and then adding in the smaller “filler” flowers around the larger flowers as I go. 

Adding Flowers Inside Pumpkin

Here is another view of how I began the arrangement in this pumpkin centerpiece.

The outside of the centerpiece should be filled with smaller flowers with taller fall florals toward the middle of the arrangement for height. 

Arranging Flowers in Pumpkin

Continue adding flowers around the fall flower arrangement until vessel is completely filled in.

I like to save the droopy stems like eucalyptus until the very end and add those to the outer edges of the arrangement. 

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Finishing the Pumpkin Arrangement

Don’t worry if the flowers in your pumpkin centerpiece do not look “perfect”!

There is no right or wrong way when arranging flowers. A beautiful centerpiece should look natural, organic, and free flowing. 

Fall Flowers in Pumpkin

Turn your pumpkin around and look at it from several different angles.

If something looks bare, add in a few more stems. If something looks off, take out a few stems and adjust until you achieve your desired look.

The important thing to remember is to have fun creating a fall pumpkin centerpiece for your home! 

Pumpkin Centerpiece

How to Style This Easy DIY  Centerpiece 

I placed our heirloom pumpkin centerpiece on a wood slice right on our kitchen island for our fall home tour. You can view our recent fall home tour, by clicking here

I love the simple, organic beauty of the pumpkin on the wood slice.

Pumpkin Centerpiece for Fall

This pumpkin centerpiece would be the perfect addition to fall decor or to any fall tablescape.

I created a pumpkin centerpiece last year for our Thanksgiving dinner table to which I added candles and small pumpkins for different heights around the pumpkin centerpiece. 

Farmhouse kitchen with heirloom pumpkin centerpiece.

How long will a pumpkin centerpiece last?

Since this centerpiece is made with a real pumpkin and fresh flowers, your centerpiece will last anywhere from 3-5 days.

Here are a few suggestions to getting the longest life out of your centerpiece.

  • Make sure there is no foliage in the water. Remove all leaves and any foliage from the stems that may be at water level.
  • Start with a clean vessel.
  • Cut the stems at an angle.
  • Keep centerpiece cool.
  • Refresh the water daily.
  • Remove any dead or dying stems to keep centerpiece fresh.
Fall Flowers in Pumpkin

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  1. As a lover of heirloom pumpkins myself, this arrangement is beyond perfect! I love it so much! Thank you for the great tips and inspiration.

  2. This is absolutely stunning Heidi! The combination of flowers you chose with the heirloom pumpkin is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait for our subscribers to see this tomorrow. Pinned.

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