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Mumkin Pumpkin – Fall Decor

Mumpkin Pumpkin Photo

During Halloween, jack-o-lanterns are on doorsteps everywhere! While pumpkins are typically used for Halloween, they are also great for fall and Thanksgiving decor! (Just without the faces.)

We spotted this adorable pumpkin decor idea and had to share: Mumkins! You know we love it because it mixes chrysanthemums with this iconic Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving symbol.

Creating a mumkin is easy!

  • Step 1: Use an awl or ice pick to poke holes, approximately 1/2″ apart, around the entire pumpkin.
  • Step 2: Cut blooms with 2″ to 3″ stems off the plants. Strip leaves from the stems. (Larger pumpkins will need around 120 blooms to completely cover them; smaller pumpkins need about 100 blooms.)
  • Step 3: Stick blooms in the holes. The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your “mumkin” looking good for 3 to 4 days.

Create mumkins out of several sized pumpkins for great table decor.

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FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement For November

Thanksgiving Day Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Day Cornucopia

There’s no way to pick a November favorite without picking this gorgeous Thanksgiving cornucopia filled with fresh fall flowers, feathers and wheat. FSN’s Earth’s Abundance arrangement is the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece to complete your festive feast this year.

Just imagine this beauty sitting in the center of your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table. As family members pass by filling their plates with holiday yummies, they won’t be able to take their eyes off of it’s radiant fall flowers. This arrangement instantly creates the classic Thanksgiving Day atmosphere.

Contact your local florist today and order the Earth’s Abundance cornucopia to complete your Thanksgiving decorations.

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Top Seven Fall Flowers:

Whether decorating for a Thanksgiving dinner with family or simply enhancing the rest of your fall decor, try these wonderful blooms when contacting a local florist for fall flower arrangements, holiday centerpieces, autumn wreaths and more.

  • Chocolate cosmos – looks great in fall flower arrangements when paired with wine colored flowers taken from backyard shrubs or inside arrangements of orange, yellow, and burgundy.
  • Burgundy pincushion – the deep rich hues and bushy appearance make pincushions an excellent choice for fall flower arrangements
  • Dahlia – Bright golden dahlias add brilliant color to bouquets of fall flowers.
  • Dark colored hydrangea – it’s hard to go wrong with hydrangea mirrored inside of a fall arrangement by pincushion, dahlia, and chrysanthemum.
  • Sunflower – the perfect, traditional flower for fall centerpieces and other autumn decorations.
  • Amaranthus – Colorful amaranthus are great fall flowers for adding height to any arrangement.
  • Gloriosa – With all the appeal of a cozy autumn bonfire, gloriosa are a striking addition to arrangements of fall flowers.

Colorful Fall Flowers Really Make Autumn Come To Life!

Try These Impressive Hostess Gifts Ideas For Fall Parties

“Never arrive to a party empty-handed.” ~ Mom’s Everywhere

It’s almost impossible to break away from this helpful tidbit of information that many moms delivered, nay, insisted throughout our formative years. Now that you’ve been invited to a fun fall party, the inevitable question arises:  “What should I bring?” Don’t be stuck searching for hours for the perfect hostess gift idea. Here are Flower Shop Network’s top picks:

  • Potted mums make excellent hostess gifts. Potted mums appear in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They’re also easy to care for which is a big plus for most busy hosts.
  • Fall centerpieces decorated with gourds, miniature pumpkins, or fall flowers also put a twinkle in the eye of many hosts. This is a great gift to have delivered by a local florist before your arrival. A short and sweet card lets the host know who sent the gift without putting him or her on the spot in front of others who may not have brought a gift. At best, your host may love it enough to use it as part of the party decorations!
  • Colorful arrangements of fall flowers are a very traditional gift that hosts and hostesses will love. Fall flower arrangements can also accompany other smaller gifts such as dark chocolates, wine that complements the flowers, and other unique gift ideas.
  • Decorative pumpkins are also great and quirky gift ideas for fall parties. Depending on the formality of the event, a hand-painted pumpkin or jack-o-lantern is a unique gift that will have your host smiling brightly.