Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Styling A Coffee Table - How to Make a Pumpkin Vase



Welcome back to our monthly blogger series "Styling a Coffee Table!" If you're visiting from Sheila's beautiful home at Maison de Cinq I want to thank you for coming over to see what is currently on my coffee table this month. This monthly blog hop features some of your favorite bloggers' coffee table styling tips and tricks! (If you're curious to see last month's coffee table click HERE.) Make sure to visit all the blogs to get great seasonal ideas that you can incorporate in your home. At the end of this post, I'll send you to the next blog and also include links to all participating bloggers.

OK, LET ME SHARE MY COFFEE TABLE!

Well, actually I am not sharing my coffee table, I am sharing a coffee table that I styled for a client! She wanted me to create a fall/winter look in her home using winter whites and grays. DONE!

 Apart from adding new accessories to my client's home for fall, I also made a pumpkin flower vase to adorn her coffee table (ottoman, actually) and I'm going to show you how to make one of your own! SUPER EASY! I think this project took me less than 10 minutes.

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HERE ARE THE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN VASE:




My vessel happens to be a small glass votive holder. When choosing your vessel, make sure it will fit inside your pumpkin. It's ok if the vessel sticks out a bit from the top of the pumpkin if your flowers and leaves are large enough to cover it.





*Use the opening of your glass cup to trace your circle. That ensures that the hole will be big enough to fit the cup.



I first tried using a large serrated kitchen knife to cut a hole in the pumpkin and it didn't work very well. Using a pumpkin carving knife makes it so much easier! After you take the top off the pumpkin, you will have to make the hole bigger by carving out the excess styrofoam. 







AND YOU'RE DONE!



Add a couple of real pumpkins to your arrangement to finish the look. Place your arrangement on a tray on your coffee table and enjoy!


Diggin' these cozy, fall/ winter accessories? Shop this look by clicking on the pics below!




Next up on this blog hop is the Mother/ Daughter team (Kim & Lacey) at "Styled with Lace". Go see how this dynamic duo set up their coffee tables!

Also be sure to check out all participating bloggers to get fantastic ideas for your own coffee table styling!


Hope you have a great time peeking into the homes of these talented people!

Till next time!

-Oscar

8 comments:

  1. Oscar, your clients must be thrilled! I love this beautiful space that you have created - and that pumpkin vase is just so much fun! Excellent job, my friend!

    xo

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  2. That pumpkin vase is brilliant!! Looks great, my friend!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your pumpkin DIY, Oscar! It actually looks quite easy :), and stunningly gorgeous!

    Well done!

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  6. Oscar,

    What a fun project! And one that even very un-crafty me could probably do! It looks amazing!!

    So glad to be doing this hop with you again!

    Sheila
    xo

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  7. Oscar,
    What a great project, I had never thought to use a faux pumpkin! Brilliant! Love how you decorated your clients table, Bravo!

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