Monday, October 30, 2017

Create a Festive Fall Arrangement

Thanksgiving marks the last big holiday in the fall season. Without a doubt, it’s one of my favorite holidays because it combines so many of my favorite things – getting together with friends and family to share a savory meal and a daylong celebration centered on the bounty we receive from the earth. To get in the holiday mood, I like to fill my house with lots of beautiful materials from nature. I usually begin by creating a festive fall arrangement, a profusion of flowers in a pumpkin.

To create your own display, cut a circle from the top of the pumpkin, scoop out the interior, and insert a plastic liner with saturated floral foam. Using care to cover the raw edge of the opening, arrange stems for a lively tribute to fall.


  1. I've done succulent-topped pumpkins -- and with those, I don't scoop out the pumpkin at all. Just glue moss to the top and glue the succulents in. You end up with an arrangement that will last for months. I think you MIGHT be able to do the same with a floral arrangement, but using only flowers and foliage that dries well and attractively.

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