This arrangement is very easy, inexpensive, and rewarding. Most of the supplies were growing in my 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. My florist cousin has since told me that if you put a planter inside the pumpkin first, the arrangement will last longer.
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
And lastly, I added the Sedum
The next day I repeated the steps to make this larger version for my step.
Another fall favourite – Instead of carving pumpkins, glue on felt features. No mess – very cute!