After the chalk paint dried, I pulled the stem off the top of the pumpkin. (If you try this at home, you may have to cut the stem off with a knife depending on what material your pumpkin is made of but mine just pulled right off!) It left the perfect hole to stick flowers through because it wasn’t too wide and could hold the flowers in place…
Then I cut down some light pinkish-purple crepe myrtles from a tree and put them in the hole where the stem use to be on the pumpkin. Then I took a glass of water (you may also use a small vase) and placed the stems of the flowers in the water via a hole on the other side of the pumpkin….
Sidenote*-this faux pumpkin came with a pre-made hole in the bottom from Hobby Lobby. If you can’t find a pumpkin with a hole already in it, cutting a hole would not be hard if you have the right knife. Placing a vase with water under the pumpkin will keep your flowers alive for much longer!
wicker chargers-Stone Creek Club & Spa Gift Shop (Royal Standard brand)
Now I can change these flowers out throughout the Fall but keep the pumpkin as the vase. I plan to put branches with leaves in the middle as soon as the trees start changing colors. CAN’T WAIT FOR THAT!!!
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