Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the colors, the smells, the cool air and the chance for change.  And who can resist the flavors of fall, it’s the perfect time for baked pies, warm soups and crusty homemade bread.  All of these are a great excuse for gathering together with friends to enjoy the changing season.  Which is why I chose to create a Fall Dinner table with a DIY Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase for this months Michaels Makers Challenge.

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Fall Table Setting

After wandering around the aisle at Michaels I found a few inspiration pieces to help me create my fall tablescape.  I always love having fresh flowers in my home, especially when we have company so I decided to transform a faux pumpkin into the perfect vessel for my flowers.

Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Draw a circle on your pumpkin larger enough for your glass container.

Faux Pumpkin Vase

Using a serrated knife carve the top of the pumpkin off.

Carved Pumpkin

Place your glass container down inside the pumpkin and fill it with water.

Carved Pumpkin with Mason Jar Vase

Cut the flowers and arrange them in the glass container for a beautiful fall inspired centerpiece.

Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase for Fall

To complete the table decor I used the burlap ruffle table runner I found at Michaels, my bouquet of wheat, wooden tree stumps and mini faux pumpkins.

Fall Centerpiece

While it isn’t necessary when having dinner with good friends I love including cute little name cards.  I used small wooden frames with chalkboard paper to create the personalized name cards.

Chalkboard Wooden Frame Placecard

I found these little orange ramekins at Michaels, they are perfect for serving our favorite fall soup.

Michaels Orange Ramekin

I used the Recollections chalkboard labels and put them on the ramekins for a fun custom menu.

Potato Soup in Orange Ramekin

With just a few supplies you can transform a regular dinner into a beautiful fall celebration your friends and family will love.  What’s your favorite thing about fall?

Fall Dinner Party Table Setting

If it’s not table décor that you’re looking for, Michaels has you covered from pumpkin decorating to wreath making, wall art and more. There are all sorts of easy fall and holiday themed projects for your whole house on Michaels’ Fall Project Page.  Make sure you also check out the other Fall inspired projects and ideas for the Michaels Makers Team.

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Love this!! How adorable!! Perfect for fall!

  2. Oh my gosh – I love all of this! What you did with the soup bowls is brilliant and that pumpkin vase is adorable! I may make one for my mom as a hostess gift this year!

  3. You always make the cutest projects. Love the whole table!

  4. What a darling idea! I’m so excited for fall and switching up our decor.

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