Pumpkin Vase Tutorial


My very favorite time to blog is here!

I love all of the fall tutorials that come out near September and I’m crazy about all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas tutorials, too. My favorite!

Today I want to show you what I’ve been up to today…

How to make a pumpkin vase and tips for carving an artificial pumpkin! www.u-createcrafts.com

I’m playing with artificial pumpkins as part of a Great Pumpkin Challenge with Michaels.

Artificial pumpkins make me nervous for some reason. Crazy right? They’re usually price'-y and I’m afraid to cut into them and mess up! Well, have you ever heard of this little tool?



It’s called a hot knife and maybe I’m sounding creatively naïve here, but I’ve never used one.  I plugged this baby in and let me tell you it was a breeze to cut those thick artificial pumpkins!

Easiest way to carve fake pumpkins!

This is so simple to use. Attach the blade, plug it in, and carve away - so smoothly, too!

No more stressing about cutting into those fake pumpkins!


Your next step is to cut green floral foam to fit into the pumpkin tightly. I bought a pkg of 4 at Michaels for a great deal!





How to make a pumpkin vase or centerpiece - www.u-createcrafts.com

I’m so excited to add this to my fall décor! Maybe I’ll use it as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving!


Are you nervous to carve your own artificial pumpkins? Let Michael’s do it for you! Look what I spotted at my local store…

Get your pumpkins personalized at Michaels!

Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit www.michaels.com/custom-carved-pumpkins for more information.

 All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!


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  1. Love this! I seldom enjoy autumn crafts because the color combinations depress me - so much orange, brown, green, and yellow. This is elegant. I'm going to follow your lead - thanks!

    1. What a compliment! Thank you Kathleen!

  2. I love this! I've never seen the hot knife but you can bet I'm going to check it out.

    1. I can't believe a hot knife hasn't been in my life sooner! Super cool and this will come in handy with so many other crafts, too.

  3. oooh, I think I want to do this - great idea!

    1. Thank you Mandy - so simple, one of those instant gratification crafts!

  4. Want to add that I tried cutting faux pumpkins once and failed miserably. Thanks for the hot knife answer!

    1. You're so welcome! It will make your faux carving life awesome! lol

  5. This was such an easy project to do and turned out so beautifully. I dug into my stash and found my hot knife my pumpkins and I just returned from Michael's great Labor Day sale and bought some beautiful artificial flowers. Thanks for such a great idea and tutorial.

  6. I'd never heard of a hot knife before. But looks like it should definitely become the latest addition to the craft arsenal (craftsernal?). Nice work :)

  7. I've never heard of a hot knife, either. Where'd you pick yours up?

  8. I love Fall also! This is such a cute idea! Pinned!


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