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DIY Autumn Decor | Pumpkin Vase


This DIY makes Autumn home decor easy and an addition to your current home accessories for the season.  [it's also an excuse to get the gold paint out....]

| WHAT YOU NEED |

Polystyrene Pumpkin / Paint / Paint Brush / Foam Flowers / Florists Foam

| HOW YOU MAKE IT |

This is not only easy - this is a cheap and quick DIY that takes a polystyrene hollow pumpkin to chic Autumn vase within the hour.
Use a knife to cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin - no deseeding, scraping or washing needed, just a little tidying up of the opening by removing any excess:
Apply a few coats of paint to cover the outside to match your decor.  Then, apply your accent colour to cover the opening before taking a brush and making strokes from the top to middle:
Apply a few coats until you achieve the depth of colour you like.
To fix the flowers in place, cut a small block of floristry foam to the height of your pumpkin so that it sits in line with the opening [if the foam doesn't fit securely, or if you would like to weigh your vase down, add decorative crushed glass or stones:
Starting from the outside in, begin placing your flowers in to the foam - keep the flowers close together to conceal the opening and prevent any gaps:
Once complete, your vase is ready to display:
This DIY can be easily personalised to suit your decor and style - or create a Halloween version with grey paint, silver detail and dark flowers!

Don't forget to see how this DIY was made by visiting my YouTube channel and see you next week!

2 comments

  1. What a great idea and post - love it! Where are your flowers from? and are they real? Afshan.

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much! The flowers aren't real - they are made from foam - but look really good (they are from Hobbycraft - linked in the 'what you need' section above!)

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