Friday, October 19, 2007

Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece - DIY

I love Martha Stewart Living Magazine. I've been a subscriber for years and it is often my inspiration for my own personal DIY projects. Here is a great one that was listed in this months issue. With all of the parties coming up, this may be a cute addition to your table.

Tools and Materials

A round pumpkin
Cylindrical-shaped container
Knife or pumpkin-carving tool
Pumpkin scoop or spoon
Flower food
Seasonal flowers

Pumpkin Flower Vase How-To
1. Put the cylindrical-shaped container on top of the pumpkin, to use as tracing guide. Using a pen, trace outside rim of container and score for a perfect fit.

2. Cut off the top of the pumpkin. Be careful not to break the stem when removing the top.

3. Scoop out the pulp on the inside with a pumpkin scoop or spoon. Discard pulp.

4. Place the cylindrical container inside the pumpkin to hold the flowers.

5. Pour water into the container and add flower food.

6. Arrange a variety of seasonal flowers such as dahlias, cockscombs, rose hips, and mini crab apples.

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