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Pumpkin Vase


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.


  • Oasis floral foam
  • Pumpkin
  • Paint bucket or any plastic container
  • Seasonal flowers, dried leaves, and berries


  1. Step 1

    Place a cube of Oasis floral foam inside the container, thinning it to fit. Press the foam down to make it level, and drench it with water (enough so that a small pool collects at the bottom of the container).

  2. Step 2

    Arrange seasonal flowers, dried leaves, and berries as desired -- we used lady's mantle, dahlias, maple leaves, and hypericum berries.

Martha Stewart Living, October 1998

Reviews (1)

  • rebeccaramona 2 Feb, 2008

    I've used this idea off and on over the years ever since it first appeared in Martha Stewart Living. I rate this the perfect table centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. I've even done several depending on the size of the pumpkins and grouped them together as the centerpiece. As Martha says: This is definitely always "A Good Thing"!