When I went foraging last week for pine cones (more on those next week), I also gathered some amazing dried wild flowers. They had such elegant form and structure, but I couldn't find the right vessel to display them in. Hollowed out pumpkins make delightful temporary vases. I adorned one with a little black lace, a painted doily, for an almost gothic look to compliment the dark and spiky bouquet.
The white bumpy gourd was a mystery squash plant that emerged out of our compost bin. I love it! I plan to save the seeds to plant some intentionally for next year. Anyways, I dressed it in a lace skirt for fun!
Want to make one, too? They're fast and fun...
- doily (sized well for your pumpkin)
- black paint
- Fold doily in half and cut out the center.
- Slip it over your pumpkin top to gauge how large an opening you'll need.
- Paint doily with black paint. Obviously, you can skip this for a little white lace look.
- While doily dries, cut off pumpkin top and scrape out pumpkin (as you would for a jack o' lantern).
- Paint the back of the doily with glue and affix it to your pumpkin. Smooth out bumps and creases.
- Fill with dried flowers or insert a small container to hold water and a fresh bouquet.