How to make a faux pumpkin vase
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.
DIY Pumpkin Vase
- Faux pumpkin
- Styrofoam block
- Fall stems
- Hot glue
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.
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