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Pumpkins Decorated with Chrysanthemums

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

Fall favorites -- chrysanthemums and pumpkins -- come together for a dazzling decorating idea perfect for autumn parties.

Mumpkins

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Scissors

Materials

  • Pumpin
  • Potted mums
  • Awl, #12363

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Instructions

Step 1

Look for mums in pots ranging in size from 1.5 quarts to 3 gallons.

Step 2

Use an awl to poke holes, approximately 1/2" apart, around the entire pumpkin.

Step 3

Cut blooms with 2" to 3" stems off the plants. Strip leaves from the stems. Larger pumpkins will need around 120 blooms to completely cover them; smaller pumpkins need about 100 blooms.

Step 4

Stick blooms in the holes. The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your "mumpkin" looking good for 3 to 4 days.