How to Make a Cute Tide Pod Container Pumpkin Centerpiece

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1 Hour

The next time you finish your Tide Pods be sure to save the container for this beautiful DIY pumpkin centerpiece. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to build a fall floral arrangement using autumn leaves, sunflowers, mums, berries, and more.

Keep reading to discover how to make a Tide Pod container pumpkin for your fall tablescape.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

Tools and materials

  • Tide Pods container
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Floral foam
Removing the Tide Pods label

1. Remove the Tide Pods label

The best way to start getting the label off the Tide Pods container is to soak it in some hot water.  

Removing the top piece from the container

2. Remove the top piece

The next step is to remove the top piece. That just gives just takes a little bit of twisting. 

Measuring string to the length of the container

3. Add string

Now, I'm going to cut string to the length of the container. Then, glue them to the Tide Pod container to give the pumpkin some depth.  

Measuring two pieces of string together

I might even use two together so I’m just going to cut several of these. I can always trim the ends off later. I'd rather make them a little extra long than too short.  

Gluing the string to the Tide Pod container

Next, I'm going to hot glue those to the Tide Pod container. Pumpkins are a natural thing. They are not perfect, so you do not have to worry about being perfect. 

I want them to be a little extra thick so I am going to double them up. You could use a thicker rope if you wanted to on these.  

Trimming the ends of the string

Once I have all of my strings in place and the glue is dry, I'm going to trim off the bottom of these because I want the pumpkin to sit flat. I don't want it to be wobbling on any of these strings.  

Painting the Tide Pod container to look like a pumpkin

4. Paint the pumpkin

The next thing I'm going to start doing is to paint the container since this is so bright, almost like a safety vest. To start, I’m going to give it a cursory coat of bronze.  

Painting with tangerine yellow

After letting that sit for a few minutes we're going to start with some other colors. I’m going to add a tangerine yellow color next. Make sure to really cover the strings. 

Painting with orange

Once the tangerine orange is dry, I am going to add a little bit of orange. I'm just going to add a little. Just be sure to leave some of the other colors showing. 

Adding floral foam

5. Add floral foam

Now that the paint has dried on our pumpkin, I want to put some floral foam inside.  

Cutting the floral foam for the sides

I don't want it rocking around so I'm going to cut some of it and put it over on the sides. 

Adding floral foam on top

We have our last piece of floral foam in here, and I'm going to cut it just a little bit high so I can arrange flowers up here.  

Wedging the foam so it doesn't move

Again I don't want it wobbling back and forth so I'm going to cut one more thin piece and wedge it in so that it doesn't wobble.  

Inserting fall foliage into the floral foam

6. Add flowers and foliage

Now we're going to make this into a beautiful fall arrangement. One of the first things I want to do down here around the bottom is to add some pretty fall leaves. I'm going to add oak leaves and these leaves that have a pretty little bit of pinkish red to them.  

Adding fall sunflowers

We're just going to keep building up our fall floral arrangement so next, I’ll add some beautiful fall sunflowers to it. 

Adding fall mums

I’ll add a couple of those at different heights as well add some fall mums.  

Adding berries

In this piece, I'm going to add some little berries there for height. I think I have another piece of oak leaves that are a little taller, so we'll give that some height and some nice fall color as well.  

Filling out the back of the arrangement

Don't forget to turn your arrangement around. Even though I'm going to showcase this from the front, I want you to make sure that you have covered the back.

You don't know when somebody's going to peek around the back, so make sure you do finish it off so that your floral foam is covered in the back too. 

Tide Pod container pumpkin

Tide Pod container pumpkin

Here we have a beautiful Tide Pod container pumpkin fall arrangement, which also works as a DIY pumpkin centerpiece for the fall holidays.

The next time you have an empty container lying around, think about turning it into something completely different!

Can you believe this started out as a Tide Pods container? Let me know your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.

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  • Susanne Qualls Susanne Qualls on Sep 08, 2022

    This project is so absolutely darling! I will definitely be doing this one! Thanks for sharing such a clever idea.

  • Christie Decker Christie Decker on Sep 08, 2022

    Anyone have any containers they are willing to share? I cannot use Tide, but would love some of the containers...Blessings!

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