Real DIY: Pumpkin + Mum = Mumkin!
I first heard about a mum in a pumpkin or, as I like to call it, a “mumkin” from my friend at work. It sounded like such an easy decoration, I had to give it a try.
Turns out, it’s just as easy as it sounds!
Things you need:
- Pumpkin (big enough to fit the mum pot in)
- Knife and/or pumpkin carving tools
First, I started carving a pumpkin like normal to cut the handle out, so it wasn’t in the way.
Then, I set the mum on top of the pumpkin and did a rough trace with the marker so I had an outline to work with. I started carving the top out and just continued carving until the mum pot fit into the pumpkin.
My pot had a lip on the top of it that wasn’t doing anything but making it harder to fit into the pumpkin, so I cut the lip off the pot.
Make sure the inside of your pumpkin is dry, slide your mum into it and viola! Your very own mumkin and a cute piece of fall decor!
- Take your mum out of the pumpkin to water it
- My friend told me she bleached the inside of the pumpkin to make it last longer. I chose not to bleach it. It’s up to you if you want to or not.