Make a pumpkin centerpiece

This season, add pumpkins to your table with an arrangement of harvest flowers.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. FILL vase half full with water, then place it inside the pumpkin.
  4. 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.