Make a Mumpkin


Fall favorites — chrysanthemums and pumpkins — come together for a dazzling decorating idea perfect for autumn parties.


Step 1: Look for mums in pots ranging in size from 1.5 quarts to 3 gallons.

Step 2: Use an awl to poke holes, approximately 1/2″ apart, around the entire pumpkin.

Step 3: Cut .blooms with 2″ to 3″ stems off the plants. Strip leaves from the stems. Larger pumpkins will need around 120 blooms to completely cover them; smaller pumpkins need about 100 blooms.

Step 4: Stick blooms in the holes. The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your “mumpkin” looking good for 3 to 4 days



  • Scissors


  • Pumpkins
  • Potted Mums
  • Awl


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