How to Make a Faux Pumpkin Vase

October 07, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Fall
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A faux pumpkin makes a great vase, especially when painted in deep fall colors and decorated with pretty copper tape! To make your own DIY pumpkin vase you just need a carvable artificial pumpkin (often called a “Funkin”). Fill it with pretty dried grasses for a modern look. 

DIY Pumpkin vase with copper tape

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Supplies for DIY Pumpkin Vase

What you'll need to make a faux pumpkin vase

How to Make a Faux Pumpkin Vase

Step 1: Cut out the top of the pumpkin

Use an X-ACTO knife to carefully cut out a circle around the top of the pumpkin. This will create the opening for your vase, so make it as wide as you want the vase to be.

Cutting top of faux pumpkin with xacto knife

How to carve a funkin

Step 2: Paint the pumpkin with craft paint

Use a foam brush and craft paint in your favorite color to paint the pumpkin. Let dry and apply a second coat if needed.

How to paint a faux pumpkin

Step 3: Decorate the pumpkin ridges with copper tape

Run a length of 1/4″ wide copper foil tape down each ridge of the pumpkin.

How to decorate a pumpkin with copper foil tape

Step 4: Fill pumpkin vase with flowers

Add flowers or greenery to your vase. You can use dried florals like I did and stick them directly into the vase. Or if you would like to use fresh flowers, first insert a cup with water into the pumpkin and then fill the cup with flowers.

Pumpkin vase with dried flowers

How to make a pumpkin vase

Faux pumpkins with copper foil tape

DIY Faux Pumpkin Vases

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