How to make a faux pumpkin vase #MichaelsMakers
Hey crafty friends! I’m so excited to share with you my latest Michaels Makers project. This month our theme was to create a fall project using faux pumpkins from Michaels. If you haven’t been by the store lately you’ll be amazed at how beautiful their fall décor is this year. I found pumpkins in every shape, size, and color. Their faux pumpkin collection is amazing! They have a new chalkboard pumpkin, glitter pumpkins in black and orange, half pumpkins, and a variety of tradition faux pumpkins. For this challenge I wanted to create a pumpkin vase using a faux white pumpkin. I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I’m considering using it as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving this year.
Step one: use a small knife to cut the stem off the top of the pumpkin. You’ll want the hole large enough to fit your Styrofoam block. I had to cut my Styrofoam quite a bit to fit inside. Use hot glue to secure the block inside.
Step two: begin filling your centerpiece with fall stems. To be honest I’m not very familiar with flower arrangements, I just went with the flow and hoped it would look decent when I finished. I did use a few tall stems (the faux branches) in the center to give the vase arrangement some height. Once those were in place I added a fall foliage bundle (the orange flowers, cotton branches, and pinecones were all one piece). I used that as my main filler then used smaller pieces to fill in the gaps. A few of the pieces I used were from the naturals section at Michaels. My favorite is this beautiful wood flower. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I debated whether to add a burlap bow in the center or keep the vase as is. In the end I used a stem with burlap-like leaves. I love the color of the leaves and the small pinecone in the center.
For more fall ideas visit Michaels.com They have some really great tutorials on their site and signs around the store filled with inspiration.
I’ll be back with another pumpkin project soon! In the meantime here are a few ideas from last year: