Fall Flower Pumpkin Tutorial
Posted on 19 October 2016
Mix things up this fall with a unique and easy Halloween or Thanksgiving Centerpiece! In this tutorial, we show you how to make Flower Pumpkins using fresh flowers and flower foam. We suggest using small flowers such as mums, but feel free to explore other flowers in orange and yellow. The larger the flower the larger your piece of foam you will need.
1. Florist's foam ball
2. Craft knife or other sharp knife
3. Bowl of cold water
4. Bucket of water
5. Chrysanthemum of your choice (or other flower choice)
The following is a breakdown of the number of stems needed to make 2 small pumpkins:
30 stems of Pompom Cushion Daisies
25 stems of Pompom Cushion Daisies
40 stems of Button Pompom Daisies
Cut the ends of your flowers and place in the bucket of water to properly hydrate your blooms before you start working on your pumpkins (approximately 1 hour).
Visit our Care and Handling page for further detailed instructions on how to care for your flowers upon arrival.
Cut the flowers approximately 1/2 inch from the base of the flower bloom.
Shape your flower foam into a flattened sphere with an indent at the top to mimic the shape of pumpkin.
Soak your foam in water until there are no more bubbles coming out of it.
Start at the top and poke holes before placing each flower bud around the foam ball. Using fresh flowers that have been properly hydrated will allow the petals to bounce back even if they are crushed during this phase.
For a final touch, add four stems to the top to mimic the stem of your pumpkin.
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