This is the first week in Atlanta where it really is beginning to feel like fall. The trees are beginning to lose their leaves and the weather is crisp enough to need a jacket during the day, so it was perfect timing when I opened my inbox this week and saw this DIY pumpkin centerpiece to celebrate fall. Here is a little more information about this lovely tutorial from Laurie…
are gourds) as the base with accents using plain old begonias. I
always try to make my projects versatile, so colors can be altered to
fit any wedding color palette. You could use any color begonia
(begonias come in pinks (pale, salmon, deep, or bright), reds, oranges,
yellows, and whites) and the mini pumpkins could be other types of gourds
or even fruit ( apples, pears, etc). The leaves are begonia leaves ( a different kind of begonia), but any type of leaf or fall foliage could work too.
floral shops, grocery store florists, or nurseries. Blooming Begonias
come in a wide range of color: pinks (from light to dark), red, white,
yellow, peach and orange. Leafy Begonias come in a variety of leaf
shapes, patterns, and colors.
flowering begonia plant. You’ll want to leave a stem about two inches
long. (see figure 1)
blooms and a leaf, or a couple of leaves. You can widen the hole in
the rubber lid by snipping it with a pair of scissors or floral
clippers to accommodate more stems.(see figures 3 and 4)
between the pumpkins. Evenly distribute the blooms. (see figure 6)
rather than transported in a fully assembled state. You can fill your
water picks with flowers and foliage in advance. When you arrive at
the reception site, pile your pumpkins and then add the blooms and
leaves to the arrangements. Be sure to give it a test run at home
first to see how long it takes to assemble one.
Thank you for another lovely project, Laurie!