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Posted by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece | Roses, Mums & Broom Cob in a Pumpkin "Vase"


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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!).


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by on Nov. 12, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 12, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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Love the color of those roses

Cafe MichelleP
by Head Admin on Nov. 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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This is goregous and it looks so simple

splatz
by Sarah on Nov. 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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So pretty!

celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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Love these.
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1FiestyFem
by on Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM
I'm not ready! (for Thanksgiving)
Gorgeous arrangements though!!
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goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Oh I'm not ready either! lol

Quoting 1FiestyFem:

I'm not ready! (for Thanksgiving)
Gorgeous arrangements though!!


LivinDeadGurl
by Maranda on Nov. 13, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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This is so pretty!

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Nov. 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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Love these.

mamasloves
by Member on Nov. 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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wow ....nice


delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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nice idea....very pretty
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