Here is another idea for those of you who do not like the mess of a carved pumpkin. It’s also one that gardeners will love! This no carve sunflower pumpkin uses the heads of sunflowers or any other colorful daisy like flower to cover the outside of the pumpkin.
Silk flowers make the decoration last for a few months too and also look very nice on this project.
DIY No Carve Sunflower Pumpkin
My daughter’s favorite flowers are sunflowers. so this project really appeals to me.
To make the project, you will need a faux pumpkin with a nice looking stalk (that is all you will see of it when the project is done, so make it a good one!). A real pumpkin would also work fine, but you will be punching holes in it so it will eventually break down. If you use a faux pumpkin, the whole thing could be stored for another year.
To make the project you will need:
- Also needed are a bunch of silk sunflowers
- some floral pins OR
- fine gauge wire.
- Note: If the project is only going to be used for a few days, real flowers could also be used but they will wilt quickly
There are two ways to cover the pumpkin with the sunflowers:
- Cut the wire into small pieces and wrap it around the stem of each sunflower head. Twist the wire into a pin shape and use this to poke into the pumpkin to attach.
- Using the floral pins around the stems of the sunflowers, use them to attach the sunflowers all around the outside of the pumpkin.
Display and enjoy! Note…the pins will eventually make the pumpkin weep a bit, so it’s a good idea to put it on a tray to display.
You can also use real sunflowers if you have them in your garden instead of silk ones, but the display won’t stay yellow as long.
If you love the look of pumpkin decor but hate the mess of cleaning a pumpkin and carving it, be sure to check out my other article for loads of no carve pumpkin decorating ideas.
For more Halloween decorations, be sure to follow my Pinterest Halloween Decor Board.
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