Oh no your stem is showing!

Want to make your bright orange foam pumpkins look like this?

You are in the right place!

A couple years ago I shared how to paint your faux pumpkins.

You can catch up here.

This brings us to the matter of this lil fella.

With his pitiful stem all plastic like...I know sad right?

We can fix that too!

I like to call it Stemoplasty for pumpkins.

It's a painless process by which the hideous plastic stem is removed.

And replaced with a authentic 100% genuine pumpkin stem.

You can find these stems at your local farm.

I harvested mine from last years crop.

what an improvement a stem can make!

Got a one piece foam pumpkin stem?

No problem.

Using a knife, carefully carve it away.

What if your previous stem hole is too large for your new stem?

Don't panic girls!!

Glue a few leaves around the hole.

I even added a mossy touch ;)

Ain't she pretty?

You may have seen the fuzzy vine version floating around pumpkin'ville

I know.

Bless her heart right.

A little stemoplasty can help.

Wait for it...

Ta Da!

In love I am!


I'm sure some of you may be saying "that's fine an all but what if you can't find stems"???

We can fix that!

Prepare your pumpkin...

Now take a walk and let nature surround you. Breathe in that fall air..

And don't forget to pick up a stick.

Any ole' stick will do ya. Grab some leaves too!

You can use hot glue or just "stick" it into the foam.

So much better wouldn't you agree?

Are you feeling fall'ish?

"Happy Steming" !!

xoxox Susie


  1. Brilliant! You've made the faux pumpkins look so much better!!

  2. I love it, what a fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

  3. Heck I didn't know that you could harvest just the stem! All your pumpkins are adorable, it's making me want to get out my fall stuff now.

  4. LOVE this idea!!!!!!!I going to try it:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  5. LOVE this!! Going to pin it. Thank you very much, can't wait to makeover my pumpkins.

  6. Fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.


  7. Oh what great ideas!!! Thank you for sharing. I LOVE your stool too :)

  8. Great idea! And how hilarious is "stemoplasty"?!! I had to laugh!

  9. Love it...Love it lots!!!! Look out old stems... :)

  10. Love this post and the finished product!

  11. Really? Who knew this could even be done! Love it!!


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