Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Need an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your autumn table? All you need is a pumpkin and a handful of fall flowers. You can complete this project in less than an hour!

What you need

Fall flowers
Sharp knife
Large spoon


Prepare your work area by spreading out some old newspapers.

Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the top of the pumpkin.

Use the large spoon to scoop all of the pulp and seeds out of the pumpkin.

If you need this done in a hurry for a dinner party, go ahead and arrange your flowers inside the pumpkin. If you have the extra time, let the pumpkin dry out for at least a couple of hours before you arrange your flowers.

I used artificial flowers in my pumpkin centerpiece, but you could also use fresh flowers. If your pumpkin is wide and deep enough, you could place an entire flower pot in it.

Use your pumpkin to decorate your fall or Thanksgiving table, or place it anywhere in your home to give your home the feel of autumn.

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What’s for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, organizing tips, home
decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com


  1. This makes gorgeous centerpieces. Be sure to watch the inside of the pumpkin for mold so no one gets an allergic reaction to mold if using more than a couple of days! I tried using bleach sprayed inside, and putting the plants in a jar or pots, but the bleach did not prevent mold.

  2. COOL! And fun!

  3. If I wanted this to last the whole month of Oct. how would I keep the pumpkin from spoiling ??

  4. Maybe a mention of the different kinds and colors of flowers used would be very helpful for a beginner. Thanks.

  5. so cute! i bought one like this except it was fake with fake flowers but..this gives the nice natural look! you dont have to be so mean about people wanting nature-ish feelings in their house!

  6. I really like this. It seems simple but it looks really good.

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