When the seasons change, I like to make a special centerpiece for the breakfast nook table. Something that is unique and one of a kind. I thought you might want to learn How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece for your Fall decorating, too.
The fun thing about this type of centerpiece is that you choose colors specific to your home. AND it doesn’t get old and die after a few days. Love it!
It’s always a delight to work with the Thrifty Style Team every 2nd Friday of the month. This team is organized by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. As well as so many thrifty bloggers with impeccable taste and style.
This month is all about Frugal Fall Home Decorating. I am excited for you to see ALL the ideas from these brilliant bloggers. I will be sure to leave all of their blog links below for your convenience.
But first, let’s get started with learning How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece!
What you will need:
1 large 10 inch tall faux FOAM pumpkin (choose a color and shape that you like)
3 stems faux flowers (choose colors that you like for Fall)
6-8 small sugar berries or pine cones
12-14 Strings of tree seed pods
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
1 foot-non stretch cotton string
I found my large faux foam pumpkin at Joann and the faux florals at Big Lots. I like the variety of flowers, pompous grass, wheat stems and the faded yellow leaves. It gives off a very natural vibe to me. Exactly what I am going for.
I removed the faux stem from the top of the pumpkin and “dug” a hole so I could “stuff” the flower stems in about an inch to an inch and a half. (Like I did here) This will keep them standing up straight and secure.
You can arrange them now, but after decorating the pumpkin they will probably get messed up. Definitely your choice, at this point.
I like to wrap a cotton string around the base of the flower stems now. (Scroll a few pictures below to see what I mean.) Another way to keep them standing straight. Plus, I like the organic look of the cotton string-like they were purchased at the farmers market.
I collect sugar berries any chance I get. Whether we are at the park or hiking in the mountains-it’s fun to see what I can find.
Collecting seed pods is another weakness of mine. The organic color, the texture and natural look appeals to me.
Using the hot glue gun, I CAREFULLY attached the seed pods at every indentation or crevice in the pumpkin.
The seed pods were anywhere from 3-6 inches long. You could make each one the same length. As for me I like the whimsy style of various lengths.
At this point, I hot glued the sugar berries on top of the seed pods and around the base of the “hole”.
Your best bet is to add the glue, liberally to the sugar berry, then attach it to the pumpkin. I tried putting glue on the pumpkin then trying to get the sugar berry was impossible. Learn from me and pour the hot glue on the sugar berry, THEN place onto the pumpkin.
Now it was time to “curve” the seed pod ends onto the pumpkin. Gently pressing the seed string down and hot gluing them in place. This will prevent the seed pods from sticking out and breaking off. Also giving the centerpiece a finished look.
Fuss, bend and twist your faux flowers to your liking. Your Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece is ready for any Fall gathering or just for a seasonal touch in any home, office or even as a gift.
Add any other elements that YOU like. Pine cones, pumpkin seeds, pecans, Indian corn, Billy Balls, etc…
I hope you have enjoyed learning How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Don’t miss out on ALL the Thrifty Style Team FALL ideas linked below…
Make is a wonderful day.
Redhead Can Decorate – 3 Thrifty Fall Planter Cover Ideas
Our Crafty Mom – Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover With Velvet
DIY Beautify – Easy Crochet Chain Sweater Pumpkins
2 Bees In A Pod – Fall Living Room with Thrifted Decor
The How To Home – Vintage Bean Pot Vase filled with a Sunflower Bouquet
Vinyet Etc. – Fall Cloche with Thrifted Finds
Sweet Pea – Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Block Pumpkins
What Meegan Makes – How To Make a Faux Pumpkin Centerpiece
Postcards From The Ridge – Decorating Ideas That Will Make Your Wallet Happy
Lora B. Create & Ponder – DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters
The Tattered Pew – How To Quickly Get The Look of Aged Copper
Vicki & Jenn says
Such an awesome centerpiece for fall and Thanksgiving! And the seed pods are such a great idea!
You come up with the best ideas! I love the centerpiece you created and if I ever get to hike where you live, those seed pods will come home with me.
Kelly Radcliff says
Love this centerpiece! So pretty and those seed pods add such a fun touch! Happy Fall!!
Jennifer Howard says
Meegan, I’m obsessed with those seed pods!! They are so cool!!
Sandi Allen says
Beautiful Fall centerpiece. Love the seed pod idea! I never seen them before.
I love your mix of organic natural finds with the faux florals Meeghan, so unusual and beautiful!
This is gorgeous, Meegan!
Lora Bloomquist says
This is really cool! Love how you glued the seedpods on vertically!
I’ve never heard of or seen a sugar berry before now; they are a gorgeous addition to your centrepiece Meegan!
What a unique idea using the pumpkin as a centerpiece. Very pretty.
LAURA L WALKER says
I love this. ~Laura~
Linda Johnston says
This is a beautiful arrangement! Well done.
So pretty, Meegan! And the seedpods just are the perfect touch with so much texture. Happy fall! xoxo,kristi