If you're throwing a grown-up Halloween party this week, or maybe you have a thing for big beautiful pumpkins (just me?) then this crafty DIY is meant for you.
All you need to create a carved pumpkin vase is your pumpkin (obvi), a sharp knife, a jar, and some cut flowers. Just cut a wide enough hole in the top of the pumpkin for your jar to fit through, scoop out the guts, place the jar in, fill with water, and arrange.
I used a few pincushion protea from the markets bulked out with blooms snipped from around our garden. And adding in a generous amount of blooming star jasmine made the whole thing smell delicious.