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Squash-and-Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

Use the fall's harvest to make one-of-a-kind vases. Squashes and pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, so when they are paired with beautiful bright blooms, they add character to your table.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011

Introduction

We used a mix of varieties, including a large greenish Hubbard squash paired with bittersweet branches and a white "Baby Boo" pumpkin with bright orange mums — but feel free to mix and match as you wish with heirloom pumpkin varieties.

 

For more help, get our 5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin.

materials

  • Squashes or pumpkins
  • Seasonal blooms
  • Miniature saw
  • Glass container fitted to vessel

steps

  1. To make one from a large squash such as the "Hubbard," cut a hole near the top with a miniature saw and insert a glass jar in the neck to hold water for bittersweet or other branches.

  2. You may also need to trim off some of the squash's bottom to stand it upright; a sheet of waxed paper underneath will protect your tabletop. For petite varieties such as the white "Baby Boo" pumpkin, insert a small glass votive candleholder to hold water for cuttings of mum heads or other bulbs.

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