I am not a florist, but even I found this to be easy, inexpensive, and rewarding.
Most supplies were growing in my own backyard: Cedar branches, two kinds of tall grass tops, and Sedum.
I found cattails in a nearby ditch and purchased the pumpkin at the store.
Cut the top off the pumpkin and fill it with a few scoops of dirt.
I stuck one cedar branch in the middle and filled the edges with the rest trying my best to balance the overall look.
I added the tall grass to fill in the holes.
Added the cattails
I added the Sedum resulting in an arrangement I love!
The next day I repeated the steps to make this larger version for my step. The first one was a gift.
Another fall tip – Instead of carving pumpkins glue on felt features. No mess – very cute!