Pumpkin Flower Arrangement

Ashley from Chasing Fireflies was so sweet and sent me this adorable Pumpkin Flower arrangement that she made.  She used them as a teacher gift.  They would also be great to use as a hostess gift or to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

Here are her instructions:

1.  Buy small miniature size pumpkins for flower base and container.  I bought these cute tiger pumpkins at Wal-Mart for 1¢ a piece.

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2.  Buy a beautiful assortment of different sized and colored fall flowers.  The variety will add interest.

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3.  Being neat, cut out a portion of the top of the pumpkin and stem for a piece of oasis floral foam to be inserted.

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4.  Scoop out the seeds and membranes.

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5.  Soak a piece of oasis floral foam until it is well saturated.

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6.  Cut a piece of the oasis to fit the center cut of the pumpkin.  Oasis floral foam is very easy to work with and cuts like butter.

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7.  Begin poking flowers into the oasis.  I began with a large lily and filled the gaps with smaller mums.  I cut flowers at different heights to add interest and variety.

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8.  Take a step back to insure there are not any bare areas that could use a flower.

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9.  Make a card with a cute thanksgiving sticker attached that says “Happy Thanksgiving” or

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“Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m thankful you’re my teacher.”

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10.  You may want to punch a hole on the side of the card, insert raffia, and tie around one of the stems.

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12.  Finally, present the arrangement to a person you are THANKFUL for.

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Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog – Chasing Fireflies

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