Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Heirloom Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

Wow your guests with an elegant fall centerpiece utilizing a real heirloom pumpkin and seasonal fresh florals that only takes minutes to create.

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With pumpkin season in full swing, I find myself drawn to the boxes and boxes of fresh heirloom pumpkins at our local supermarket & farmer’s market. I can’t resist grabbing one or two each time I head to the store. The types, varieties, colors, and textures of heirloom pumpkins are vast & endless. Which makes shopping for them so incredibly fun!

Pumpkin Centerpiece

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

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Today, I am sharing with you another way to utilize a real heirloom pumpkin to create an elegant centerpiece for an autumn gathering or for a Thanksgiving table.

Your guests will think you spent hours putting this centerpiece together, but it will only take you minutes!

Sink Full of Flowers

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies

These are the supplies I used, however the flowers and pumpkin can easily be swapped or changed for what is readily available in your area.

  • 10″ Round Musquee de Provence Heirloom 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
Heirloom Pumpkin & Flowers
Fall Flowers

Creating an Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Starting the Centerpiece

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

Glass Bowl
This glass bowl was the right size and shape to easily fit into our pumpkin.

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 pumpkin and all of the seeds from inside of the pumpkin, discard.

Heirloom Pumpkin
With a sharp knife, cut out a shape at the top of the pumpkin big enough to place a vessel inside of the pumpkin, and remove all seeds.

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.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Create a grid with clear tape on the vessel.
Pumpkin Vase
Place the vessel into the pumpkin and carefully fill vessel with water.

Adding the Flowers to the Centerpiece

Now the fun part, adding the 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 groups, and then adding in the smaller “filler” flowers around the larger flowers as I go.

Flowers in Pumpkin
I started this arrangement by adding a small group of roses along with a marigold.

Here is another view of how I began the arrangement in this pumpkin centerpiece. The flowers around the outside of the centerpiece should be shorter with longer flower stems toward the middle of the arrangement for height.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Keep shorter flower stems on the outside of the arrangement and longer ones towards the middle.

Continue adding flowers around the 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.

Creating a Pumpkin Centerpiece
Continue adding flowers around the arrangement until vessel is completely filled in.

Finishing the Centerpiece

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.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Pumpkin Centerpiece

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!

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

How to Style an Heirloom Pumpkin 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.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

This pumpkin centerpiece would be the perfect addition to any fall tablescape. I created a pumpkin centerpiece last year for a fall tablescape in which I added candles and smaller white pumpkins around the heirloom pumpkin centerpiece.

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How long will a heirloom 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.
Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Other Pumpkin Centerpiece Ideas

I love this pumpkin centerpiece with a faux pumpkin & florals from Liz Marie Blog.

This gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece was made with fresh florals along with a faux pumpkin from Sanctuary Home D├ęcor.

The Crowned Goat shares a quick & easy heirloom pumpkin centerpiece using a dough bowl & pumpkins.

I recently shared a decoupage pumpkin using napkins that would make a great centerpiece too!

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Satisfy your craving for pumpkin this fall with these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins. All you need is a can of pumpkin puree, box of cake mix, and water to make the most delicious pumpkin muffins you will ever taste.

Pumpkin Muffins

Today is the first day of fall (how is that even possible?) and that means it is officially pumpkin season! To welcome the start of fall, and pumpkin season, I thought I would share with you my super easy 3 ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve been making these pumpkin muffins each fall for our family for years. My family loves the warm pumpkin flavor, and I love that they are beyond easy to make (almost too easy!). These pumpkin muffins are perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert after dinner.

If you love to provide your family yummy, home baked goods as much as I do, but have limited time, this 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins recipe is for you!

Pumpkin Muffins

What You Will Need for 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

  • Box of Yellow Cake Mix
  • Can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup Water

Ingredient Note: Be sure to use pumpkin puree for this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has added sugar, spices, and water which will not work for this recipe.

Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients

How to Make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

To start, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Muffin Pan

Add muffin liners to a muffin pan or spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. I like to bake muffins with these tulip muffin liners. I think they look so pretty and elegant!

Put the muffin pan off to the side.

Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Muffin Batter

In a mixing bowl, combine box of yellow cake mix, can of pumpkin puree, and cup of water. Mix ingredients together until well incorporated.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of muffin batter into each muffin cup (this recipe should yield 12 regular sized muffins).

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Bake muffins in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Immediately remove muffins from pan and place on a cooling rack. And, this might be the hardest part of this whole muffin making process…allow muffins to cool slightly before eating!

Pumpkin Muffin

How to Store 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Our family gobbles up these muffins well before we have to store them. That is how incredibly tasty they are!

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

However, if you have leftovers and need to store your muffins, be sure they are cooled completely before storing. Muffins will become soggy if placed in a container warm.

Line an airtight container with paper towels, place the muffins on top, place additional paper towels on top of the muffins, then tightly seal container. The paper towels will soak up any moisture from the muffins, allowing the muffins to stay dry and last longer.

Pumpkin Muffin

Other 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins Ideas

Here are a few ideas on how you could easily change up this recipe to make it your own!

  • Chocolate makes everything better! Try adding in a handful of chocolate chips to the muffin batter.
  • Use apple juice in place of water for apple-pumpkin muffins.
  • Smear a cream cheese frosting to top of the muffins. Pumpkin & cream cheese are a match made in heaven!
  • Add a little spice to your muffins by using spice cake mix instead of yellow.
  • For a little crunch, add a few crumbles of brown sugar to the tops of the muffins before baking.
  • Instead of making muffins, add this to a loaf pan for pumpkin bread!
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Let me know if you make these muffins and if your family loves them as much as ours does!

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep Time

10

minutes
Baking Time

15

minutes
Calories

224

kcal
Total Time

25

minutes

Satisfy your craving for pumpkin this fall with these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins.

Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz. box Yellow Cake Mix

  • 15 oz. can Pumpkin Puree

  • 1 cup Water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add muffin liners to a muffin pan or spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Put the muffin pan off to the side.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine box of yellow cake mix, can of pumpkin puree, and cup of water. Mix ingredients together until well incorporated.
  • Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of muffin batter into each muffin cup.
  • Bake muffins in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • Immediately remove muffins from pan and place on a cooling rack.
  • Allow muffins to cool slightly before eating.

Notes

  • This recipe should yield 12 regular sized muffins.
  • Be sure to use pumpkin puree for this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has added sugar, spices, and water which will not work for this recipe.

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