I have a confession to make. I love decorating for Halloween, but I have never worked with craft pumpkins or decorated my dining table with Halloween decor. So I finally bit the bullet and picked up a craft pumpkin with some floral stems to create my first Halloween Floral Centerpiece!
The colors of the floral centerpiece were inspired by the Day of the Dead colors, which is my Halloween theme.
All supplies are from Michaels, unless noted otherwise.
- 9″ craft pumpkin
- Versa-Tool hot knife
- Purple charger plate
- serrated knife
- glue gun/hot glue
- wire cutter
- Floral stems
- 1 – yellow marigold
- 1 – purple flower (Dollar Tree)
- 1 – orange Halloween fall leaves with spiders
- 1 – orange glitter branch (Dollar Tree)
- 1 – Cascading red flowers (JoAnns)
Before starting, plug-in the Versa-tool hot knife. This was the first time I’ve used this crafting tool and I loved it! It made cutting through the craft pumpkin easy and I would highly recommend this tool if you plan on cutting craft pumpkins.
With a pencil, I traced a 4.5″ circle around the stem of the pumpkin and cut it out with the hot Versa-tool. I did not use the top of the pumpkin in the floral centerpiece but kept it for another Halloween craft project that will be on the blog next week.
I’m not going to lie, cutting the styrofoam was MESSY! I first cut the square styrofoam down to a 1.5″ thick piece. Then, I used a serrated knife and basically butchered it until it fit into the 4.5″ hole at the top of the pumpkin. It’s a good thing no one is going to see the styrofoam. Last, I applied a good amount of hot glue onto the bottom of the styrofoam and placed it onto the bottom of the pumpkin.
To arrange the flowers, I cut the individual stems (6 total) off the main red flower pick and spaced them evenly in the styrofoam.
Since I like to reuse my flowers, I did not cut the individual stems off the remaining floral picks. I just spaced them evenly apart and bent them down to insert into the styrofoam. Once all the stems were inserted, I manipulated the flowers into position.
To finish off the centerpiece, I cut the individual glitter branches (used 4 branches) from the main stem and inserted them into the arrangement.
I now have my first Halloween Floral Centerpiece and you get a sneak peek at next week’s project.
If you want to follow along and make next week’s Halloween Sugar Skull project, here is a supply list –
- 2 Dollar Tree gray plastic skulls
- paint pens in various colors
- a rose (optional)
- orange and yellow marigold flowers
- mini butterflies (optional)
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
- gem stones
- drill (optional)
Here are a few other Day of the Dead inspired Halloween Projects…
Follow my Halloween Pinterest Board for more fun ideas.
Just want to get crafty? Follow my DIY: Fun Crafty Ideas on Pinterest.