We created a vase inspired by fall arrangements. Use dried or artificial flowers for all-season staying power.
by Kristina Domitrovich
photos by Lindsay Pace
- 1 trick-or-treat pumpkin pail
- Coarse sandpaper
- Putty knife
- Textured stone spray paint (neutral-colored)
- Spray paint (we used aqua and sage)
- Floral glass pebbles
- Floral arrangement
- Cut off the jack-o-landern’s handle, and discard. Use sandpaper to roughen the plastic’s texture, so the materials will adhere better. Wipe it clean with a damp cloth, then let dry.
- Use the putty knife and the spackle to fill the jack-o-lantern’s facial features, and the holes from the handle. Let dry completely. Sand down if needed.
- Place open-side down onto a drop cloth, and spray the entire pumpkin’s outside with the textured spray paint. Let dry.
- Spray paint with the light aqua or sage color. Let dry for about 30 minutes, then, from a distance, lightly and sporadically spray with the white spray paint. This will make the pumpkin look more realistic, like a jarrahdale pumpkin.
- Once dry, fill with glass pebbles to weigh down the pumpkin, and add a floral arrangement.