Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Blooming Flower Pumpkin Decoration Tutorial

I am SO into pumpkins this fall.  And all the pretty red, gold and orange flowers of the season too.  The more ways to decorate with them the better!  I had a simple idea for mixing the two and decided to give it a go this week.  My Blooming Flower Pumpkin

This simple project turns a basic craft foam pumpkin into a beautiful bursting blossom that adds some extra decorative color to the harvest pumpkin crate I did a few years back:

It's a fun way to bring more texture & a little something different (that is quick & easy to make too).  I added my pumpkin to my fall front porch decor. And unlike the real flowers & pumpkins, that have to be tossed out in a few short weeks, this can be enjoyed year after year:

It's especially good when you're short on time to craft, like I am, but still want to make a little something for the season:

- Craft pumpkin
- Silk flower bunches with small, medium & large blooms
- Hot glue gun

I got several bunches of large and small silk sunflowers & mums:

Plucked them all off their stems and fired up my trusty hot glue gun:

Starting with the biggest blooms, I glued them intermittently around the pumpkin - sticking the centers in the "seams" of the pumpkin so they'd lay flatter and gluing any petal edges that still stuck up.

Then I filled in the gaps with the mums and smaller sunflowers, trying to keep the colors & styles alternating, but leaving the bottom uncovered so the pumpkin would stand flat.  That's it!

Now my pumpkin is bursting with texture & color and can be enjoyed year after year:

Happy Fall!!


  1. Cheryl, This flower pumpkin is adorable! What a clever idea.

  2. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  3. How pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 3 for Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes.

  4. Good grief, this is adorable. I did the same thing with a pair of plastic flamingos but had never thought to try it on a pumpkin. So cute!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Such a fun way to decorate a pumpkin Cheryl.
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.


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