Fabulous Flower Pumpkins, Part I – DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangement



I already presented you some of the small pumpkins I decorated in the past. Now I would like to show you the big, more elaborate ones.

It is difficult for me to show step by step how I proceeded. I usually go into the garden and look around what is available and I also check out the public flower fields we have in Germany. I then get a bunch of flowers and berries and see what happens. For instance, for this pumpkin I bought a bunch of sun flowers and I then realized that it could be a good idea to also include the withered sunflowers.

For this pumpkin I used the following materials:

– orange roses
– small red and yellow sunflowers
– dark red, yellow and orange dahlias
– orange carnations
– small and big rose hips
– rowan berries
– privet (the black berries)
– snowberries (the white berries)
– ivy

How to get started:

My first step is to organize the flowers and other materials to have a good overview of what I have to work with.

Step 2: prepare the pumpkin. It is important to remove as much of the pumpkin flesh as possible. This way, the pumpkin will last longer. If you have a vase that fits inside, perfect! If not, no worries, I, for instance, used a big ziplock bag – but make sure it doesn’t have any holes! (using two new bags will decrease this probability).
For the big pumpkins I always use floral foam as it holds everything together nicely.

Step 3: put everything together! Go crazy and be creative! Sometimes it takes a few tries to make it look perfect!