Need an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your autumn table?
All you need is a pumpkin and a handful of fall flowers. You can
complete this project in less than an hour!
Prepare your work area by spreading out some old newspapers.
Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the top of the pumpkin.
Use the large spoon to scoop all of the pulp and seeds out of the
If you need this done in a hurry for a dinner party, go ahead and
arrange your flowers inside the pumpkin. If you have the extra
time, let the pumpkin dry out for at least a couple of hours before
you arrange your flowers.
I used artificial flowers in my pumpkin centerpiece, but you could also
use fresh flowers. If your pumpkin is wide and deep enough, you could
place an entire flower pot in it.
Use your pumpkin to decorate your fall or Thanksgiving table, or place
it anywhere in your home to give your home the feel of autumn.
Here is a photo of my completed pumpkin centerpiece:
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of
What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick
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