How to Make an Elegant Pumpkin Arrangement on a Candlestick

Have you seen these pretty fall candlesticks with pumpkin arrangements? I can’t believe I have admired these for so many autumn seasons and never made one. Here it is an easy diy fall arrangement! It is the time of year to bring some fall decorations to your home. There are so many fall floral arrangements you can add to your home, but these are an easy way to add the different heights and different angles to your fall displays. I know it isn’t even early fall yet, but this is an ideal time to get to work on my creative ideas for simple fall decor.

The candlestick base for a fall floral arrangement:

I began with a wooden candle holder like this one shown above. I found mine at Home Goods for just $14.99 but you can find a pair of similar ones for less than that per candlestick on Amazon.

I trimmed a piece of styrofoam to fit on the flat part of the top of the candlestick. You can pick up small pieces of styrofoam at your local dollar store.

Applying a generous amount of hot glue to the top of the candlestick where I would normally set a candle.

I then secured the styrofoam to that spot. This is an easy diy fall flower arrangement perfect for the fall season.

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Simple steps to make your own faux autumn floral arrangement:

It is pumpkin season and I had this sweet little pumpkin pick that I wanted to put on my candlestick. With a long stem on the pick, I needed to cut the wire stem as shown above. I bought two of these and think I will use the second one on a fall wreath.

Because I used a pick, I had a nice stem to stick down into the block of styrofoam. You do need to make sure that your pumpkin is secure before you continue to build your arrangement.

I began to add additional greens to the styrofoam. I wanted to keep the color palette light in color, so I used faux dusty miller leaves to begin. I like to use faux flowers and floral stems so my arrangements can last the entire season. You can add your favorite blooms or flower stems to your own arrangement.

I cut apart larger stems of faux dusty miller to get the smaller pieces to add to my base. You can find a list of supplies and affiliate links at the bottom of this post.

After making a little nest of the dusty miller, I added some fall leaves, oak and maple. Of course if you would like different colors, you can do whatever you want for your own arrangements.

A few berries and a single bloom add just a touch of rich fall colors to this fall decoration.

This is how the arrangement looks from the top. Everything is secure enough that I could turn this without anything falling off.

This floral centerpiece is a great way to add a touch of elegant fall decor to your home. It looks great in my cozy fall family room on my coffee table alongside a lantern and a few pieces of driftwood. There are no hard and fast rules on how to create this arrangement for your own home.

An alternative to a neutral fall arrangement:

I wanted to show you one of the different ways you can create this easy fall flower arrangement. You can use your favorite blooms and colorful flowers like I did in this variation and use a faux pumpkin the color of your choice. I think these make a stunning fall or even late summer display.

Happy Fall!

Supplies to make this easy fall arrangement:

Wooden candlestick
Pumpkin pick (This is the exact one I used from Hobby Lobby – now on sale!)
Faux dusty miller
Faux oak leaves
Faux maple leaves
Berry pick
Wood lantern

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  1. Chloe,
    I love the mantel with magnolia and white/light pumpkins! I am not a fan of a lot of orange and my main color scheme in my townhome is blue & white so would do well.
    I commend you on the candlestick topper as so versatile and can be constructed with many different vibes! Thank you! I think I will really enjoy your emails! I live outside Raleigh, NC and before retiring was a banker by career and a decorator/designer by passion! I do not blog but I follow several. You seem fun, energetic and very creative. Can I , in turn, send you pics of my creations?
    I look forward to seeing your emails. Thank you! Linda Tucker

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Our home is mostly blue and white also! I hope you stay tuned, I found some fantastic fall plates with blue pumpkins and have been busy painting some pumpkins in shades of blue to create a pretty fall tablescape! YES! Please send me your pictures! I would love to see them!

  2. Very beautiful! I like that you are using that warm wooden candle and real looking fall foliage. Now it’s all creams and taupe , which is very nice but to me fall is about the beautiful, orange, red and yellow leaves.

    1. Thank you Maggie. I know what you mean, there are so many people that are only doing everything in neutrals. I love the vibrant colors of fall, it is the season to celebrte with them!

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