Pumpkin Vase

Did you see Ashley’s pumpkin vases last month at Little Miss Momma?
If not, you must go check them out. Too cute!
I knew when I saw them that I wanted to make one!
So make one I did!
Here’s how I went about it…
(it took a little longer than Ashley’s 5 minutes, but you’ll see why)
I found this great pumpkin at Walmart on clearance for $4. Not bad since it is from Better Homes & Gardens! So of course I snatched it right up.
I also purchased a fall bouquet and grabbed my pumpkin knife and one of my son’s plastic cups.
I went to work cutting the top off of my pumpkin only to find…
It wasn’t hollow! What???
Cut a pregnant girl some slack for crying out loud…
Anyway, I set about carving a hole in the center of the pumpkin which made quite the mess with all of the styrofoam.
I seriously looked like I had run through a field of vanilla flavored Dippin’ Dots by the time I was finished.

I picked up as many chunks as I could and let my best friend, the dust buster, handle the rest.

I got out my trusty can of Krylon for plastic to give my pumkin a good coating.
I love the brown glittery finish!
(You may remember I also used it for my Gourd Decor.)
This stuff is seriously fabulous for plastic!

I gave my pumpkin a good two coats of paint which took no time at all because this stuff dries in 15 minutes. Seriously!
Now, I do love orange pumpkins, but I wanted to paint this one because I wanted to be sure my fall bouquet stood out and wasn’t competing with the orange of the pumpkin.

I wasn’t able to gouge out enough room for my original plastic cup, but one of my small glasses fit in the pumpkin quite nicely.

I trimmed my stems down and did a little flower arranging letting the larger flowers hang over the side of the pumpkin to hide any styrofoam.

I have to say, I’m lovin’ it!!
The perfect fall accent for my kitchen hutch!
Now I just have to remember to water them…
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Comments

  1. says

    You are the most clever one! This is awesome looking and I love your arrangement of flowers you’ve used too. I would never have thought of cutting a pumpkin into like this! Hmmm… 😉
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  2. says

    I love that you showed your snowy mess. I do stuff like this all the time…oh my! Did you save it for Christmas decor (ha – I just crack myself up!).

    I do like the end result…very pretty.

  3. says

    this is just what i needed!!! i was looking for a centerpiece for our thanksgiving table! this is perfect. thank so much. found ya on lucky star lane—stop by our blog when you have a chance: easypeasycraft.blogspot.com

  4. says

    Quote of the day: Cut a pregnant girl some slack for crying out loud! LOL Too funny. I love how your pumpkin vase turned out and you even made it work when the pumpkin wasn’t hollow! Perfect for fall!

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