These greenish-blue pumpkins provide the perfect 'vase' for some fall foliage. We were celebrating an engagement, so I didn't want too much orange to dominate the space! I bought both pumpkins for $8 and with some flowers, plants, acorns and leaves from around the yard, I made this centerpiece.
After scooping out the center of the smaller pumpkin, I lined it with tin foil and filled it with dirt. I planted some different plants and pansies. Right before our party, I added the fresh flowers.
The round wooden display piece belongs to my friend Mary and worked great to hold the centerpiece!
Someone in blog land gets the credit for this great idea! I remember seeing it and thinking it looked simple to do, but didn't note the site! Use the tea light as a template to mark the real pumpkin and draw a circle around the candle. Then, just cut out the circle! The candle fits perfectly and is less expensive than pumpkin shaped candles! Whoever you are, thank you for the great idea! I made several of these and used them all around the house for a little bit of color!
I got the idea to use the pumpkin as a vase from Southern Living Magazine. A friend said that Country Living also had an example of a planted pumpkin. The article said to enjoy the display for about a week, then remove the plants, plant them in your yard and discard the pumpkin.
I am linking this display to these parties! Check them out to get some great ideas and inspirartion!