I did it, Friends. I broke down and pulled out my Fall decorations! After sharing some of my past Fall Decorating Projects last week, I was ready to start decorating.
Today my Décor Enthusiast girls and I are sharing how we decorate with faux pumpkins.
I picked up this little guy at Michaels last week in hopes of adding something new to my Fall Décor this year:
It’s a basic crafting pumpkin that can be carved, but after walking around with it in Michaels for an hour, I decided on another idea.
I ended up picking up some floral stems to create an arrangement in it:
I’m not 100% sure these florals scream Fall, but they were part of the Fall Stems at Michaels so if they say so, who am I to disagree? I embraced them!
I usually hunt high and low to scout out the cheapest, but nicest-looking-for-the-price florals, and make them work. These were the nicest looking, but NOT cheap! Oh but I just had to have them. I really did try to look for cheaper alternatives, really I did.
I still ended up spending almost $40 for them even with them being 40% off, and then an additional 20% thanks to a Labor Day weekend coupon. The pumpkin was $8 with all the discounts. Remember how cheap I am? I had a hard time swallowing that, BUT this arrangement will be enjoyed for years to come, right?
Here’s what I used to make this arrangement:
2. Stone Textured Spray Paint
3. Floral Foam and knife
4. Glue gun and glue stick
5. Wire cutter
6, 7, & 8. Stems of your choice. ( I used eight #8s.)
I started by carving an opening in the top of my pumpkin with the knife:
I kept it small to help better support the stems.
Then I took it outside and gave it some interest by adding a little Rustoleum Stone Textured Finish spray to the upper portion of the pumpkin.
After the pumpkin was completely dry, I cut the floral foam into a square to fit the inside bottom and hot-glued it in place.
Next I started with the shabby rose stems, my favorites! I cut about 6-8 inches* off the bottom and added three of them to the foam, spaced evenly apart.
*In these photos, they are longer than the finished product. I went back and cut them down a bit more.
I followed with the hydrangea stems, also cutting the stems down. I added those in between each rose.
The fourth rose went in the top in the middle and I left that a bit longer.
Then I filled in with the white black-eyed Susans (sounds good?). I used more of those to fill in since they were the least expensive at $1.99 each before discounts.
At this point is where I felt the stems seemed a bit tall still, so I went back and cut them down a bit more.
And here is the final arrangement:
Love this combination of flowers together…and it matches my decoupaged pumpkin I did a couple of years ago!
A sweet HomeGoods find from a year or two ago…
My Décor Enthusiast friends are also sharing ways to decorate using faux pumpkins today!
Check them out at the links below for more Fall décor inspiration!
Want to share your own Fall décor using faux pumpkins? You can!!
Take pics of your favorite fall vignettes and projects using faux pumpkins and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
I’ll be back for Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday sharing what I did with this headboard:
See ya then…or in the forum! 🙂
UPDATE: No need to wait…check out how I transformed this headboard HERE now!
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