CONTRIBUTED BY KINDRED VINTAGE CO.
Feeling stumped for Halloween or Harvest decor? This pumpkin vase DIY is proof that not all decorations have to be orange and black, but can still be pretty and reflect your own style! Read on for this amazing DIY from Kindred Vintage Co.!
“My sister was married this Fall, and since her and husband are currently living in Australia, I was lucky enough to keep all of the beautiful floral arrangements! My home was packed full of gorgeous floral arrangements and beautiful centerpieces after they flew back home, and it just so happened to be at the same time I was pulling out all of my seasonal decor. I got the idea to take a couple of the pumpkins I had gotten earlier that week from the patch and create floral vases out of them with the leftover arrangements.
I had this cool green pumpkin that didn’t need any work at all but to cut it’s top off and gut the inside of seeds. My other pumpkin was your traditional orange, and since I really wanted white, I made my own. I didn’t have white paint on hand but I had a very pale, seafoam green, so I used that. I just added two coats, and it was imperfectly perfect. I cut off the top and scooped out the seeds once it dried and it was beautiful! I simply took a couple small vases and filled them with a small amount of water, added flowers, stuck them inside the hollowed out pumpkins, and my festive pumpkin vases were done! There it is, simple as pumpkin pie! I love the romantic feel they give; it’s proof that fall decor doesn’t have to be orange and black to do the trick!” Read below for full step-by-step instructions.
PHOTO: c/o Kindred Vintage Co.
- Pumpkins (medium size works best)
- Small vases to fit inside each pumpkin (2 to each)
- Paint (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
- Knife or pumpkin carving kit
- Fresh or fake flowers
- Wash and dry your pumpkins, to rid them of any dirt or bacteria. If your pumpkins are not your desired color, paint them and allow to dry.
- Once they are dry, cut off the top part about 1/5 of the way down. Gut the inside of the pumpkin using your spoon (remember, the better you clean out the inside, the longer it will last!).
- Fill your vases with water, and place gently in the bottom of each pumpkin. Fill the vases with flowers, and admire your handiwork!