Is there anything better than a cheap DIY that doesn’t look cheap? I definitely don’t think so! This plastic pumpkin centerpiece is so inexpensive and easy!
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I love that this centerpiece doesn’t use a real pumpkin. As much as I love real pumpkins and want to bring them in my house, they always seem to mold in this Southern California heat! It you live in a cooler climate than real would look fabulous too.
You can have a little spooky centerpiece without the fear of the pumpkin rotting! Plus, this is way cuter than a carved pumpkin anyway.
Plastic Pumpkin Centerpiece
These pumpkins come in bright colors, so you’ll need to paint it. I went with an antique white, but I think these would look great in gold or black!
I recommend spray paint, I didn’t have any on hand, so I used acrylic paint. This works, but you have to be careful.
You need two coats of the acrylic paint and if you’re not careful on the second coat it starts to peel. So you need a gentle hand if you decide to go with acrylic.
Once you decide on your paint color, you’ll just need to decide on the flowers you want to go inside. I picked up a bouquet of flowers at Sprouts. Something with yellows and those auburn red-y oranges, it felt very fall.
- Plastic Pumpkin Candy Bucket
- Mason Jar or other cup
- Bouquet of Flowers
- Cut off the holder part of your basket.
- Paint your pumpkin. Spray paint will work best, but you can use acrylic pain in a pinch.
- After the paint is dry, place a mason jar with water into the bucket.
- Arrange flowers into the mason jar.