It’s Pumpkin season, yippie!! So get your DIY hat, fall crafting supplies and join me for a fun and easy DIY Shabby Chic Pumpkin Vase Fall Shabby Chic Pumpkin CenterpieceCenterpiece Tutorial. After seeing the “Bootiful Pumpkins” in this month’s Better Homes and Garden I knew that a Pumpkin vase was absolutely going to be my first pumpkin décor project of the season. I wanted to try something a little different, so instead of a plain orange pumpkin vase I took it a step further and gave my pumpkin vase a look that is a little more chic….shabby chic that is!!  a shabby chic pumpkin vase. As most of you know I am in LOVE with Shabby Chic décor, so painting my pumpkin vase white and adding burlap was the only logical thing to do 🙂

You can make a DIY Shabby Chic Pumpkin Vase or just a regular pumpkin vase out of Foam (Carvable) Pumpkins or Real Pumpkins. For my DIY Shabby Chic Pumpkin vase I chose to use a 6” foam pumpkin that I purchased from the dollar tree a few years back (I bought like 15 of those things) at the time it may have seemed a little extreme, but they have lasted me through 3 seasons of pumpkin crafts and I think I’ll be good for at least one more season. 🙂

The Dollar Tree only have Carvable pumpkins in one size (6 inches), so if you would like a carvable pumpkin that is larger or smaller in size you should check out Hobby Lobby or Michaels, as they have a wide variety carvable pumpkins.

I decided to use my shabby chic pumpkin vase to display a flower arrangement (it’s not really an arrangement, it’s just a bunch of fake roses) but they are orange so I thought they would look nice for fall 🙂

I am temporarily showcasing my shabby chic floral pumpkin arrangement on my fireplace mantel; however once I get everything for my fall tablescape I’m going to move it to my dining room (I’m not a fan of the white pumpkin on a white mantel) but it works for now 🙂

Alright, let’s get started!!

Here is what you will need:

  • Carvable Pumpkin
  • Pencil
  • Knife
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Burlap
  • Twine
  • Burlap flower
  • Mod Podge or Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Draw a circle to outline where you are going to carve

outline area for carving

Step 2: Carve your pumpkin. I used a regular kitchen knife to carve out the center

carve out circle

After carving out center

after carving

Step 3: Paint your pumpkin (I used acrylic paint)

paint pumpkin

After 2 coats of paint

painted pumpkin

Step 4: Embellish your pumpkin. Start by wrapping a piece of Burlap around the center of your pumpkin

add burlap around pumpkin

To add a little more character I took a long piece of twine and wrapped it around the pumpkin (in the center of the burlap) about 4 times

add twine around pumpkin

Lastly I added adorned my pumpkin vase with a Burlap and Lace Flower (The flower is slightly larger than I’d like it to be, but I didn’t realize it until it was glued on). Next time I’ll use a smaller flower 🙂

shabby chic pumpkin vase

Step 6: Add Vase Filler. This will help your flowers stay in place. I’m using silk flowers so I didn’t add water; however if you want to use real flowers you will use slightly less vase filler and add water

Iadd vase filler

Step 7: Arrange your flowers

insert flowers

insert flowers into pumpkin vase

Here is what it looks like after you’ve arranged all of your flowers into your pumpkin vase

Fall Shabby Chic Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall mantel with floral pumkin centerpiece

fall floral pumpkin centerpiece




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