October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. October is also the month my obsession with the Fall season, and all things pumpkin officially kicks into high gear. My first pumpkin creation of this year is a Pink Ribbon Pumpkin turned into a beautiful fresh floral arrangement to be used as a centerpiece at a luncheon.
To create this look you will need:
1 medium sized white/cream pumpkin
Approximately 6 ft thin pink ribbon (give or take depending on height of pumpkin)
8″ thicker pink ribbon
1 dozen cut fresh pink roses
Cut the top of the pumpkin to create the flower opening. I used an everyday cereal bowl over the stem of the pumpkin to draw the outline.
Gut the pumpkin, put the seeds in a bowl of cold water if you plan to cook them later on.
Dry the inside of the pumpkin as best you can with a dry paper towel.
Line the inside of the pumpkin with plastic wrap.
Cut the thin pink ribbon in the length needed to run down the side of the pumpkin after tucking the top inside the pumpkin with a push pin.
Run the ribbon straight down the line of the pumpkin to the bottom, flip and use a little scotch tape to lock the ribbon in. Repeat as often as you like on the pumpkin. I prefer every 2-3 lines instead of every line.
Take your thicker piece of pink ribbon and create a pink ribbon using just a dab of super glue to hold the ribbon together, and then another small dab of glue to glue it to the pumpkin.
Fill the pumpkin about half way full with water.
Put one rose in the pumpkin to get a feel how much of the stem you need to cut to get the look you’re going for. Cut all stems to similar lengths and arrange.
You will want to be careful in choosing where to put this pumpkin if you leave the water in it. If it was punctured anywhere while digging out the guts and seeds, or has a bruised spot it may leak. Keep a close eye on it so as not to ruin any furniture tops.