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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!
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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)
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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…
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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.


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


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Theresa @DearCreatives

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

I made one with a real pumpkin one year but, this is perfect not to have to deal with it going bad. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.


Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Gorgeous!! I probably would have thrown it! lol Here from Two Uses Tuesday!

Mrs Major Hoff

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

haha, I just read this and thought you were pregnant. Totally throw back post--love it! Very pretty!

Michele McDonald

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Oh goodness, no, Sara!! :)

Its So Very Cheri

Saturday 8th of September 2012

Michele,So pretty. I love it. The brown is so beautiful.



Friday 23rd of September 2011

Brilliant. I love the brown color you used.

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