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Project

Pumpkin Flower Vase

Introduction

Pumpkins wear many hats this time of year, appearing in pies and soups as well as in centerpieces. Here's another use: Transform one into a colorful homemade vase.

Materials

  • A round pumpkin
  • Cylindrical-shaped container
  • Knife or pumpkin-carving tool
  • Pen
  • Pumpkin scoop or spoon
  • Flower food
  • Water
  • Seasonal flowers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Put the cylindrical-shaped container on top of the pumpkin, to use as tracing guide. Using a pen, trace outside rim of container and score for a perfect fit.

  2. Step 2

    Cut off the top of the pumpkin. Be careful not to break the stem when removing the top.

  3. Step 3

    Scoop out the pulp on the inside with a pumpkin scoop or spoon. Discard pulp.

  4. Step 4

    Place the cylindrical container inside the pumpkin to hold the flowers.

  5. Step 5

    Pour water into the container and add flower food.

  6. Step 6

    Arrange a variety of seasonal flowers such as dahlias, cockscombs, rose hips, and mini crab apples.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2006

Reviews (1)

  • Sewsavvy 2 Nov, 2010

    I really liked this project, I do it every fall time, for the past two years. It makes a wonderful center piece on the dining room table for guest's to admire. Take a look at my profile picture and see my creation ;)