Add a touch of autumn to your home with this fall DIY pumpkin vase.
Fall is right around the corner and this year I wanted to add an organic touch to our fall decor. I am obsessed with flowers so I knew I wanted to incorporate them!
I used a large white foam craft pumpkin from Micheals and gathered a few stems from them as well. I love the way it turned out!
Where to use
- Tablescape for thanksgiving
- On your fireplace mantle!
- In your foyer
- On a coffee table
- On a hutch or sidetable
Materials to make this Fall DIY Pumpkin Vase
- Foam craft pumpkin
- Fall fake florals and greenery
- A ridged edge knife (I used a drywall knife)
- Wire Cutters
How to make a DIY Pumpkin Vase
- Cut a hole around the stem of the foam pumpkin, cutting approximately 2-3 inches away from the stem.
- Complete by sawing in a circle towards where you started.Once the hole has been cut, clean the inside of the pumpkin and fill it with kraft paper or foam.
- Cut the base of the fake florals, allowing each stem to be arranged. Remember to cut long and shorten as needed.
- Start arranging flowers and greenery until you are happy with the look!
- Place as a centerpiece on your kitchen table, mantle, or coffee table!
- Cast iron skillet
- Bacon grease
- Paper towel or clean cloth
- Baking sheet
- Clean the skillet: If your cast iron skillet is new or needs a good cleaning, start by washing it with warm water and mild dish soap. Use a stiff brush or scrubber to remove any stuck-on food particles. Rinse thoroughly and dry the skillet completely.
- Preheat your oven: Preheat your oven to around 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit (175-200 degrees Celsius).
- Apply the bacon grease: Place the skillet in the oven while it is preheating for about 10 minutes to heat it up. This will open up the pores of the cast iron, making it more receptive to the seasoning, improving your nonstick surface. Once the skillet has finished heating, take a paper towel or clean cloth and scoop up a small amount of bacon grease (enough to coat the cooking surface) and rub it all over the inside of the pan, including the cooking surface, sides, and handle. Make sure you don’t use too much grease; a thin, even layer is all you need.
- Wipe off excess grease: After you’ve coated the skillet with bacon grease, use another clean paper towel or cloth to wipe off any excess. You want a very thin layer on the skillet. The skillet should look dry to the touch but still have the grease’s protective layer.
- Bake it: Place the skillet upside down on the oven’s center rack to allow any excess grease to drip off. Put a piece of aluminum foil or a baking sheet on the rack below to catch any drips. Bake the skillet for about an hour. This process will heat the bacon grease onto the skillet’s surface, creating a non-stick coating and helping prevent rust.
- Cool and repeat: After an hour, turn off the oven and let the seasoned pan cool down naturally in the oven. Once it’s cool enough to handle, check the skillet’s surface. If it looks dry or you notice any spots without seasoning, you can repeat steps 3-5 a few more times to build up the seasoning layer. The more you use the skillet, the better the seasoning will become over time. Now enjoy your well-seasoned cast iron pan!