Fall Craft: Chrysanthemum Pumpkins

Try this clever way to use chrysanthemums and freshly-picked pumpkins on the front porch.
House Number Pumpkins

House Number Pumpkins

Photo by: Image courtesy of Melissa Caughey

Image courtesy of Melissa Caughey

Blooming pumpkins decorate the front porch.

I love fall in New England. Each year, I look forward to decorating the front porch. I love to stack pumpkins, display gourds and adorn the front door wreath with Indian corn. Typically, I also pick up a few mums to tuck among the pumpkins.

This year, I wanted to come up with a clever way to display our house numbers. So instead of putting the mums in planters, I decided to use them to decorate the pumpkins with our house numbers. It was easy and so much fun! If you prefer, you could even add mums to a pumpkin to fill in a silhouette of the moon, pumpkin, an acorn or anything else that reminds you of autumn.

Supplies:

  • Pumpkins
  • Mixed fall mum floral arrangements
  • Scissors
  • Knife or drill
  • Newspaper
  • Floral vials

Take a peek at all of the step-by-step directions in the gallery below.

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House Number Pumpkins

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Round Up Your Supplies

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Size Check

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Fill the Floral Vials

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Taking Shape

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The Number Three

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Ongoing Maintenance

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