This weekend I got my craft on and made some DIY floral pumpkins!
I wanted to create something unique and pretty to use in my fall decor, and something that I hadn’t seen before. I’d say these pretties are just that, and they turned out even better than expected (which rarely happens).
Best part: They only took me 30 minutes. I love projects like that. Anyone else?
Here’s the quick tutorial.
Gather your supplies. I got everything at Michaels, and of course had a great coupon for 25% off my whole order, which helped a lot.
9″ faux pumpkin (flat, cream, medium) (spray painted navy)
Navy spray paint
Hot glue gun
Drill and bit
(I chose to spray paint my black pumpkin navy, FYI)
I plugged in my hot glue gun, and used my wire cutters to trim down the different florals into small pieces. I started at the stem and hot glued a leaf on to get started. Note: I swapped out a few smaller leaves for the one large one halfway through the project in case you are wondering. 🙂
Next, I simply glued on more pieces of floral to my liking. The pink flower was a little large, so I pulled a few petals off of the bud and sort of made my own smaller flower.
I love that this bouquet came with a succulent and these cute prickly green pieces.
I continued to hot glue more pieces on in a sweeping line pattern.
I wanted to add the succulent on the side, and since it’s a heavier piece, I decided to drill a hole for the stem to go into.I simply found a bit that was similar to the diameter of the stem and drilled through the pumpkin. This really helps support the weight.
I stuck the succulent stem into the hole and glued on more floral until it felt done to me.
That’s it, easy right? I just love how it turned out, and love the look of it on this copper candle stick.
I repeated the same steps using my navy pumpkin and Queen Anne’s Lace bouquet. I love the bold colors in this one.
These DIY floral pumpkins make the prettiest fall table centerpiece, but I think they’s also work super well for a fall wedding.
Here are views from the top…
I hope I’ve inspired some of you to make these DIY floral pumpkins for yourself!
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