A pumpkin covered in beautiful dried blooms will make your fall decor pop. Cover a faux pumpkin, and you'll have a pretty centerpiece that will last for years.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated August 27, 2020
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Add dried flowers to a faux pumpkin to create a pretty fall centerpiece. This craft project looks complicated, but it's so easy that you'll be finished in minutes! We used a mix of strawflowers in classic fall hues like crimson, orange, and yellow. We found dried strawflowers online but they're also available at most garden centers or greenhouses. Using a faux pumpkin and dried flowers that can last for years means this beautiful piece of decor is reusable. Finish this no-carve pumpkin decoration with a real stem—it adds the perfect natural touch.

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How to Make a Dried Flower Pumpkin

Supplies Needed

  • Faux Pumpkin
  • Real Pumpkin Stem
  • Xacto Knife
  • Hot-Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Assorted Dried Globe and Strawflowers
  • Scissors

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few supplies and these how-to instructions, you can create your own fall pumpkin decoration. Customize your pumpkin craft with your favorite dried flowers.

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Step 1: Attach the Stem

Adding a dried pumpkin stem gives this faux pumpkin a real feel. It also looks perfect with the dried flowers. Cut the faux stem from the pumpkin with a Xacto knife ($6, Staples). To be sure the hole isn't too large for the new stem, draw a small circular line to cut along. Glue the real stem in place, filling any gaps with more hot glue—you can cover this later with flowers.

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Step 2: Add Big Blooms

Cut the flower heads from the stems and sort the flowers by size; you'll want to disperse large and small flowers evenly around the pumpkin. Hot-glue a large flower at the base of the stem. Continue with large and small flowers around the base of the stem, covering any pen marks or hot glue. For a fall look, choose flowers in pink, orange, and yellow colors.

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Step 3: Add Small Flowers

Continue adding flowers until the entire pumpkin is covered. Save the smallest flowers for any gaps. Lightly wrap pumpkin, then store in a sealed box. The dried flowers are brittle and will break if bumped. Use your finished pumpkin project as a holiday centerpiece or fall mantel decoration.


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