I love the idea of hollowing out pumpkins and turning them into flower vases. I’ve rounded up two dozen of my favorite flower arrangements using pumpkin vases. Some of them provide tutorials for how to cut the pumpkin. Some of them have instructions for arranging the flowers. All of them furnish inspiration for your fall decorating. Which one of these pumpkin flower vases do you like best?
This blooming pumpkin from Southern Living uses live plants in potting soil.
The Meanie Greene blog has a wonderfully easy tutorial for carving the pumpkins and arranging flowers that even kids could handle.
Gwen Moss placed a vase inside her pumpkin then started arranging the bouquet with dangling amaranthus.
ProFlowers has several options on their website. My favorite is this one using a ceramic pumpkin filled with sunflowers.
Canadian Gardening filled a pumpkin vase with autumn mums and berry branches.
Lisa from Wine and Glue made smaller pumpkin vase arrangements that would make perfect hostess gifts.
Life At Cloverhill provides very detailed instructions that would be a big help to those of us not comfortable with flower arranging.
Garden Therapy shows several variations for pumpkin flower arrangements. My favorite is this one with that has the pumpkin top attached with floral wire.
Pumpkin vases aren’t just for Halloween and Thanksgiving. This beautiful arrangement from Inspired By This was part of an outdoor autumn wedding.
This glorious arrangement is from Laura Ashley. Full instructions are given accompanied by great photographs.
Elizabeth Anne Designs used a big, flat-bottom pumpkin to make this glorious centerpiece.
Home Is Where The Boat Is always has beautiful tablescapes. This one not only has a fabulous pumpkin vase centerpiece, but individual vases for each place setting using miniature pumpkins.
This straight-forward tutorial from U Create gives lots of tips for the best way to carve artificial pumpkins. This pumpkin vase will last for years!
A Pumpkin And A Princess also used a faux pumpkin. I love the gorgeous dried flowers in this arrangement.
This white pumpkin vase used by The Daily Basics features dried hydrangeas, daisies, and vines.
Here’s a beautiful white pumpkin arrangement from The Daily Basics, this time using dried flowers, pods, and wheat.
One Charming Party put white roses and greenery in a white pumpkin for this beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Here’s a lovely flower arrangement from Good Housekeeping. They suggest painting an orange pumpkin white if you can’t find the real thing.
The Dear Lillie Blog made this easy and inexpensive autumn flower arrangement then added apple candle holders to her autumn tablescape.
You don’t have to use cut flowers in your autumn arrangements. Simply Happenstance! planted succulents in a hollowed-out pumpkin vase for a very natural look.
Here’s another way to use non-cut flowers. This white pumpkin vase by Decor4all is highlighted by bright orange marigolds.
Want to match a color-scheme? Paint your pumpkin with instructions from The Crafted Life.
Whimsy Darling add a heart motif on her painted pumpkin vase. The black dashes look like embroidery stitches.
For Halloween, why not make your jack-o-lantern into a one-of-a-kind flower vase like this one from BHG?
Make your autumn centerpiece special this year by using a pumpkin as your vase. It’s easy and very effective. So, pick out a great pumpkin, a bouquet of flowers and have fun arranging!