Autumn has Arrived!

Fall is here and so are pumpkins! The Family Tree has just received a load of gorgeous pumpkins and gourds for you to decorate with! Are you tired of just sitting some pumpkins on your porch or table to decorate? Here are a few new do-it-yourself ideas that will wow you with their simplicity.

Stacked pumpkins – With all the variations available, it’s easy to find some in graduated sizes that will stack well. A tall stack of pumpkins will add both height and color to your fall décor and looks great in any room. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using some painted pumpkins in your pile.painted pumpkins

Painted pumpkins – Painting your pumpkin is an upscale alternative to carving one and the possibilities are endless! One elegant option is to paint alternating sections of one of The Family Tree’s beautiful White Boer pumpkins using gold metallic paint. If you like a more whimsical look, try these candy corn pumpkins!

Pumpkin vases – For a unique vase, choose a round pie pumpkin that sits nice and flat and hollow out the middle (as a bonus, roast and salt the seeds for a tasty treat!). Place either a plastic container or a wet ball of fall-pumpkin-vaseflorist foam in the hole and arrange mums or your favorite fall flowers as you like. These arrangements make for stunning decorations or hostess gifts and will earn you many compliments on your creativity!

Pumpkin goodies – While these aren’t a decoration, everyone knows that fall brings a multitude of pumpkin flavored treats, including the pumpkin spiced latte. Instead of dropping $5 on one from your favorite coffee shop, why not try making your own? All you need is some pumpkin puree, milk, coffee, and vanilla and you’re on your way to delicious lattes! Set aside some of that puree when you’re making your pumpkin pies to indulge in this yummy drink.

Mini pumpkins – Everyone loves a tiny pumpkin! These little cuties are perfect for tucking into a container garden or lining a walkway for some fall flair! For a simple centerpiece, fill a large bowl with these pumpkins and scatter some bright fall leaves around it and you’re on your way to a fabulous dinner party.

Be sure to stop by The Family Tree to browse our pumpkin selection, as well as our funky squashes and gourds. We also have corn stalks and Indian corn for all of of your decorating needs!