- CHOOSE a pumpkin, then find a vase or glass that’s shorter and several inches smaller in diameter. (Or substitute floral foam for a vase.) Invert the vase on top of the pumpkin, over the stem, and trace around it.
- CARVE slightly outside that line with a knife. Lift the top and scoop out pulp and seeds, like you’re carving a jack-o’-lantern.
- FILL vase half full with water, then place it inside the pumpkin.
- SELECT seasonal flowers for your arrangement, such as dahlias or mums. Trim stems so they are several inches longer than the pumpkin
is tall, and arrange in vase.