pumpkin centerpiece

From holiday parties and dinner gatherings to every day home decor, everyone loves two things about fall – fall florals and pumpkins. Well actually, people generally love EVERYTHING about fall.

I love combining pumpkins and flowers for a simple project; I’ve made these centerpieces the past few years for Halloween, Thanksgiving, autumn parties, and most recently, a fall engagement party.



Small, sharp knife

Large spoon or pumpkin scooper

Bowl or short vase

Flowers and greenery

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Easy fall centerpiece

diy pumpkin centerpiece


Choose a variety of flowers and greenery. Varying sizes work well and it’s best to have a filler (greenery or smaller, more delicate blooms or berries).

Pick a pumpkin – feel free to go beyond the standard orange.

Cut the top off according to how wide you’d like your arrangement to be.

Scoop out the pumpkin guts (as I like to call them); be sure to save the seeds for a toasted treat.

Depending on the size of your pumpkin, put a bowl or vase inside.

Start arranging your blooms – this is the best part! Play around with it until you get it just right.

Be sure to examine it from all angles and not overcrowd the flowers. Add in the greenery, berries, or other filler flowers at the end for a finishing touch.

pumpkin centerpiece


  • What a festive idea! I love it!

  • Paige Allison

    SO pretty, and you know I love all the pumpkins. Sadly, down here it’d last about a day before the squirrels ate it or about three days before the heat molded it. Isn’t that sad?! We JUST got our pumpkins to carve because I learned my lesson the hard way – in Minneapolis I could have pumpkins all month long and down here they last mere days. Breaks my fall loving heart! Ok, back to your arrangement – great job!

  • Tiffany

    This is a gorgeous centerpiece! And anything that’s easy to make is right up my alley these days! We didn’t do any big pumpkins this year, but decorated the house with a lot of little ones.