Fall Pumpkin Roses Centerpiece
Brush up on your flower-arranging skills for this easy-to-create
I found this article on the Better
Homes and Gardens website
reprinted from From Ladies' Home Journal
Magazine and thought it was a great article to share for the
Turn a pretty pumpkin into a high-style vase for this seasonal
floral arrangement that's formal enough for gala Thanksgiving dinner.
This bouquet features apricot-colored roses, cockscomb, hypericum
berries, seeded eucalyptus, and bittersweet vines.
- Medium-size pumpkin
- Flowers, sprigs of bittersweet, leaf stems, and twigs
- Metal soup can or similar container
- Sharp knife
- Large spoon for scooping out seeds
- In the top of the pumpkin, use a sharp knife to carve a hole
a bit bigger in diameter than the metal can.
- Discard the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and flesh
with a large spoon.
- Wedge the can (or container) into the pumpkin. Fill the container
with water, about 3/4 full.
- Arrange the flowers, leaf sprigs, and berries in your hand.
Cut off all stems to an even length and insert the stems into
the water container.
- Tip: Keep water filled on a daily basis and remove and replace
any wilted blooms.
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