Ceramic Pumpkin Centerpiece

I have had a pair of these ceramic pumpkins for some time. They are for potted plants and so have holes in them, but I thought that I would line one with a plastic container and do an arrangement in it. I have seen similar looking containers at Thanksgiving used as serving dishes for soups and such; however, I thought it would make a lovely Thanksgiving piece, albeit the colors are atypical for this time of year. But, then again, I am the first to admit that I don't do things traditionally!

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Flowers: garden rose, ranunculus, clematis, sage, eucalyptus, tulip Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

This is a shallow container, so I have used the eucalyptus to secure the rest of the flowers in the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin placing the tulips and the roses. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the sage in between the tulips (this arrangement smelled so good). Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the taller ranunculus stems. I simply love the graceful lines on taller ranunculus within arrangements. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I added the clematis at the end, and used it as a focal point within the arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Unique Vessels: Roses in Pumpkins

Autumn is pumpkin season and in my opinion, pumpkins of any size, shape, or color are lovely. I happened to have these wonderful garden roses and I wondered how they would look if I stuck them inside of these mini pumpkins, and so I gave it a try! I must admit, I love how they turned out. I know it is a rather unconventional use of garden roses and pumpkins for the season, but as long as they are both available, why not? Note: These would make an amazing harvest, Halloween, or Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Give it a try!

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

All you need are garden roses (mostly opened), pumpkins, and something for making a hole in the pumpkin (I used wooden skewers) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Use the skewers (or other tool) to make a hole inside the pumpkins, and then place the rose stem into the hole. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

The beauty of this (aside from the roses and pumpkin combination) is that the roses last a relatively long time as they use the juice of the pumpkins as their source for moisture! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

Halloween Craft: Starry Night

This is a guest post by the lovely and talented Keely Mann. Keely is crafty, Keely can decorate, Keely used to have an amazing blog. Then, she got lazy. :) Sometimes I am able to convince her to do a post for me. It's October. And October means...2 things. Pumpkins and Halloween. It also means candy, but this isn't about candy.

Anyway...pumpkins - beautiful, orange pumpkins. Did you know that beautiful orange pumpkins also make beautiful black pumpkins?! They do. Promise.

Today I'm gonna show you how to turn an orange pumpkin into a beautiful black pumpkin - with some sass. I saw this in HGTV Magazine and just knew I had to do it.

This is the easiest craft ever.

I call it Starry Night.

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You'll need:

  • a pumpkin
  • black spray paint
  • silver craft paint
  • gold star stickers

Start by spray painting your pumpkin black Craft: Starry Night  / tulipina.com

Paint on a crescent moon. (I actually had my husband do this part, cause quite frankly, he's just better than me.) Craft: Starry Night  / tulipina.com

Have a cute helper start sticking on some stars...if you don't have a cute helper, your cute self will just have to do. Craft: Starry Night  / tulipina.com

And, that's it! So easy! Now you have a beautiful black starry pumpkin with some sass! Craft: Starry Night  / tulipina.com

Craft: Starry Night  / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling, design, and photography by Keely and Edyn Mann