Is anyone else loving these faux white & black pumpkins that are everywhere this Season?! I am always looking for fun, new ways to decorate for Halloween that are family friendly, will last all season (if not longer), and will go from easy day decor to nighttime elegance for parties and get togethers. So when I saw this white funkin carvable pumpkin at my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, I knew what needed to be done.
This pumpkin vase cost me less than $10 to make, and looks absolutely fantastic on my Halloween mantel. We went for the black and white theme this year, but it would look just as good with an orange pumpkin and Autumn colored leaves, a black pumpkin with white or silver accessories – or even creepified with more spooky decor. Make it your own!
Elegant Pumpkin Flower Vase DIY
Got 20 minutes? Let’s go…
- Funkin Carvable Pumpkin
- Seasonal Floral Glitter Leaf Bush
- Pumpkin Carving Kit, or Sharp Knife / Blade
- Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue
Step 1: Using your blade, carefully cut off the top of your pumpkin in a circle around the stem (as you would a real pumpkin for carving).
Step 2: Gently pull off one of the branches from your leaf stem. Without bending the stem, insert the pointed end into the bottom side of your pumpkin. Make sure to do this on the side of the bottom, and not on the very bottom center, as you want your vase to be sturdy when standing upright.
*Please note – when working with glitter, or even hot glue in the steps to come, always work over a drop mat or cloth of some sort. Glitter can be difficult to clean up, and you do not want to get hot glue on your floors! Trust me.
Step 3: Using your hot glue gun, apply hot glue to the inside of the leaves (or other floral arrangement), and press leaves firmly to the side of the pumpkin. Hold in place for a few moments until hot glue dries. Repeat for other stems until the entire pumpkin is covered.
*Please note – hot glue guns can get to extreme temperatures. Always use proper caution when using, and keep children away from them at all times.
Once you have covered the entire pumpkin with your floral arrangement, you are finished! Simply fill with flowers and enjoy! If planning on keeping the pumpkin outside, I recommend filling the bottom of your pumpkin with rocks so that the plastic pumpkin doesn’t blow away in the wind.
So what are YOU making this Halloween?!
Share your own projects at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores HERE, and use the hashtag #DIY4Halloween when sharing with your own readers, for a chance to be featured on one of the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores social media channels! There is a lot of amazing stuff out there, I cannot wait to see what you are creating!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…