Pressed Flower Pumpkin Vase
With this autumn-inspired botanical craft, I decided to combine previous pressed flower and pumpkin vase projects into what I am called my pressed flower pumpkin vase! This is a great craft to share with little ones or fellow craft-loving mamas alike.
When choosing a pumpkin for this project, look for ones that are lighter colored. White varieties such as Valenciano, Polar Bear, Lumina, Shiver, or Casperita are wonderful options and appropriately (medium) sized for this craft. Or, if like me, you prefer the fantasy varieties, Jarrahdale, Fairytale, Porcelain Doll, French Heirloom, or Blue Doll are great options. Whatever you decide, a lighter color and smooth outer surface (without warts or scarring) is best.
You Will Need
pressed and/or dried botanicals
matte Mod Podge
a paintbrush or foam brush
knife and metal scraping spoon
Many of the craft supplies and materials I use can be found in my Amazon Craft shelf.
- Brush an even layer of Mod Podge glue over the front of your pumpkin where you want to place your pressed flowers. Carefully press the flowers on the glue-covered surface.
- Carefully add second layer of Mod Podge over the pressed flowers, dragging the brush lightly from the center of the flower outward over each petal until the flower is secure. Hold the flower in place with your finger while dragging the brush if necessary. Pressed flowers tend to be very fragile so use very soft brush strokes with this step.
- Let the pumpkin dry completely for 1-2 hours.
- Using a large knife, cut an opening in the top of the pumpkin slightly larger than the mason jar you are using to hold your fresh flowers. Scrape out and remove the insides.
- Place the mason jar inside, fill it with water, and arrange your fresh botanicals.
Happy crafting, friends.