This fall has been the season of decorating with fresh flowers for me. I can't seem to get enough of them and I wish I had discovered my love of decorating with fresh flowers a long time ago. I think most people tend to accessorize their homes with fresh flowers during the springtime because it's a way of welcoming new life and the new season. This autumn, I'm decorating with fresh flowers to bring in the warm colors of the season and celebrate my favorite time of year.
This past week I received a complimentary Deluxe Fall Harvest bouquet from ProFlowers with gorgeous red and yellow roses, Peruvian lilies, bronze spider mums, cushion poms and dried wheat. The buds were closed when I received this bouquet so I knew I had some time to make a vase that would really make this bouquet stand out.
I wanted this vase to be BIG, so I used one of the biggest faux pumpkins I could find at the craft store. I also purchased some dried wheat to add to the bouquet.
I marked off where I wanted to cut the faux pumpkin and made sure the glass vase would be covered in case I decided to use the vase that came with the flowers. My plan was to either put the vase right in the pumpkin and then add the dried wheat under it, or use a completely different vase and add the dried wheat on top of the bouquet.
I couldn't just use the faux white pumpkin as is though. I had to give it the same finish I used on my Rustic Pumpkins with Deep Brown Americana Decor Creme Wax from Hobby Lobby because it's such an easy way to add some character and avoid cookie cutter decor. Like the Rustic Pumpkins I made for our rustic black pipe tv console, I brushed the creme wax on with a brush, then wiped off the excess with a rag. This is a super easy method and I promise anyone can do it!
While the wax was drying on the pumpkin, I could't help but admire how pretty this bouquet is from ProFlowers! The colors of this bouquet really pop in my neutral decorated great room!
I decided to use a bowl for the water inside the pumpkin vase because I wanted to add a little extra height with the dried wheat. Before I did anything though, I read the tip card that came with the flowers. For someone like me with a black thumb, these tips are a welcome reminder on the best way to care for fresh flowers. :)
This easy rustic pumpkin vase can be used the entire fall season and be changed up for Halloween with black and orange flowers and darker dried wheat.
The dried wheat gives it the right amount of height and coordinates perfectly with the colors in the bouquet and the finish on the pumpkin vase.Shortly after I was finished arranging the flowers and dried wheat in this pumpkin vase, the buds opened and the bouquet was even prettier than before.
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY Rustic Pumpkin Vase for fresh flowers! You can see all of the gorgeous fall flower bouquets from ProFlowers here! Want to see more posts like this? Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or sign up for my newsletter!