DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece | Roses, Mums & Broom Cob in a Pumpkin "Vase"
Making a floral pumpkin centerpiece.
I started by selecting my flowers and colors - getting a feel for what
the colors will look like with the table setting, in the room.
I chose these apricot roses with burnt orange and deep red mums. I needed something that would drape downward in the arrangement, so I selected the wheat-looking stems.
I will use this glass vase set inside the pumpkin to make the arrangement in, so I cut the top to be sure it would fit into my opening.
I cut the opening, then scooped out the insides with an ice cream scoop.
I put the vase in with a square of oasis foam, then filled it with water.
I started by putting in the best roses, trying to achieve the shape.
And then, because flowers look best in groups of the same, I bunched 2-3 flowers next to each of those roses. I like to use different sizes of roses in these groups to add interest - and it looks more natural.
Then, I started plugging in groupings of mums in the same fashion.
It is starting to take shape. At this point, I realized it was a little 'tight,' so I pulled the bottom roses out by an inch or so, so it didn't look so much like a ball of flowers on a pumpkin.
To soften the entire arrangement and to add some drape, I placed the broom cob around the collar.
Done! You can see the groupings of flowers look more appealing than if it were homogeneously arranged - it would look polk-a-dotted!
To keep it fresh, keep it in the refrigerator (or in the garage, if your garage is really cold like mine!).