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How to create a pumpkin flower vase for Halloween – the perfect alternative to a classic vessel

Revamp your Halloween decorations with these pretty pumpkin flower vases. They're trending on Instagram right now

pumpkin flower vase
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Halloween is fast approaching, and despite the situation this year, many people are still determined to create frighteningly-good door step decorations. 

But if you want something more pretty than scary, then we have you covered.

Bloom & Wild, the letterbox flower company, have created a halloween guide, on how to create a flower vase, from a pumpkin. Although traditional halloween decorations are always a favorite, making a pumpkin flower vase would make your house the most colorful, yet spooky on your block.

pumpkin flower vase

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1. Make a hole in the top of your pumpkin

Dot a circle (7-8 inches radius) around the top of the pumpkin, not too wide that all the flowers will fall to the side, and not too narrow that they all face towards the sky! Use a knife, and safely cut out the top as if you were going to carve a pumpkin.

2. Prep the inside

Once the top is off, scoop out the innards with a metal spoon to make sure you get all the seeds and pulp. Once everything's been cleared out, place some wet floral foam in place of it as it should soak up any excess water, and acts both as a support to keep the flowers in place and as a preservative to keep flowers in bloom for longer.

3. Add your blooms

pumpkin flower vase

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Now's the time to get the creative juices flowing and to arrange your foliage and flowers. As it's Halloween, we'd recommend a mixture of reds and pinks, colors that compliment the pumpkin's orange. 

Flowers like roses, and alstroemerias can create that autumnal look, while chrysanthemums, and red hypericum berries can give you that vibrant feel.

How to make a pumpkin crown

pumpkin flower vase

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If you're feeling especially crafty, fancy making a flower crown with your pumpkin?

1. Make a mark

Instead of cutting a hole in the top of the pumpkin, with a marker pen dot the outline of your flower crown onto the pumpkin.

2. Poke holes and trim stems

Next, use a metal skewer to poke holes (about 2cm deep) into the dot and then trim your stems (at an angle) so they’re about 2cm long. 

3. Choose your favorite flowers

Voila, it's time to slide your stems into place.