Create a lovely pumpkin centerpiece for your table this fall. Martha creates a three tiered pumpkin to spice up the table before the holidays! Be inspired, be creative, and be crafty!
1. The pumpkins were painted with a spray paint and primer in one.
2. Choose your container; pack with floral foam. You may decide to use some gravel, small rocks or marbles to slightly weigh down the container.
3. Place fake grass, seasonal leaves or other ground cover on top of the floral foam.
4. Three differently sized and shaped foam pumpkins were skewered on a 13”, No. 5 knitting needle [remember, I had lost my dowel rod].
5. If using a central rod with a blunt end, try piercing the pumpkins first with an awl or metal skewer. I did not do this pre-piercing step because I used my knitting needle throughout the project. (Be careful! Don’t do the piercing with young children nearby; and don’t leave any sharp objects lying around while you continue your creativity.)
6. Place the pumpkins on the central rod or needle, with several pony beads in between each, (the No. 5 knitting needle slid easily through the plastic pony beads. CAUTION: Pony Beads may come in different sizes – you have to discover what size is right for your arrangement).
7. The top pumpkin has about 0.5” – 1” of rod sticking out of its middle.
8. Place the skewered pumpkins in the center of the floral foam in your container. An optional decorative flower can be pinned in the center of the topmost pumpkin to help hide the rod. The last step will be to tie a ribbon around the centerpiece; this will help secure the flower in place.
9. Pin fake, decorative flowers to the top of each pumpkin using decorative ball headed straight pins.
10. Fill in some of the space between the pumpkins with fake, autumnal leaves.
11. Vertically tie a ribbon up and around all three tiers of your pumpkin centerpiece!