There are plenty of reasons to celebrate with friends and family during the fall season. It seems between Thanksgiving and New Years there are tons of holiday parties to host or attend. This cute floral arrangement uses seasonal squash and flowers and can be used as a centerpiece during your Thanksgiving feast or a fun gift to give to a friend or loved one this autumn.
This is a simple floral project that will take less than an hour to complete. Each squash only cost about $1 each and the flowers came from a simple bouquet from the grocery store. The total cost is less than $20.
Squash, pumpkin or other autumn veggies
Start by taking your squash and cutting a hole in the top like you are carving a Halloween pumpkin. Take a spoon and scoop out the squash guts and seeds. If you like you can clean off the seeds and bake them in the oven for a tasty treat. Check out my recipe for curried pumpkin seeds I wrote a couple years back.
Next, if you can find a small enough container to fit inside the carved out squash I recommend you place your flowers and water inside this container and place it into your hollowed out squash. I couldn’t find one small enough so I just filled up the squash with water and started arranging my flowers right into the hole. You could also use floral foam and stick the flower stems into the foam for extra stability.
The flowers I used were actually a bouquet I bought from the grocery store for $12. I trimmed the stems of the flowers I wanted to use and had enough to make three bouquets worth with a few extra flowers left over.
The arrangement will last several days. The squash will start to get mushy if it is left out for a couple days so make sure your make your squash bouquets the night before your need them. After the squash has passed its prime you can compost it and transfer the flowers to another small vase.