Sunday, 9 October 2016

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....]


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


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!


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

    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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