Festive Pumpkin Planters

5 Materials
$25
1 Hour
Easy

What says fall more than pumpkins? Here is a super easy and inexpensive way to dress up your porch for fall.

Step 1: Get pumpkins

Run, do not walk, to Walmart where plastic pumpkin pails are only $1.00 while supplies last.

For one planter, purchase 5 pumpkins.

Step 2: Rebar

Purchase 4' rebar rods and place them into a pot (yellow circles). Secure with stones and soil.

I made two planters so I purchased 2 rebar rods and 10 pumpkins.

Step 3: Cut the Handles

We don't need the handles so cut them off with a scissors (yellow circle)

Step 4: Drill holes

Drill holes in the bottom of each pumpkin big enough to fit onto the rebar rod.

Step 5: Slide the pumpkin

Slide the first pumpkin onto the rebar and place it in the pot.

Step 6: Fill with Soil

Fill the pumpkin with soil

Step 7: Plant a flower

I chose mums to plant in my pumpkins. At this time of year, mums are on sale.

Step 8: Continue planting

A - Slide the next pumpkin onto the rebar and tip it to the left. Add soil and a plant

B - Slide the next pumpkin onto the reba and tip it to the right. Add soil and a plant

C - Slide the next pumpkin onto the rebar and tip it to the left. Add soil and a plant

D - Slide the next pumpkin onto the rebar and tip it to the right. Add soil and a plant

If you turn the pumpkins around (so the faces are towards your house), add a festive fall mat and a wreath, you're ready for Autumn.

And...

once Halloween rolls around, just turn the pumpkins so the faces are towards the street, put out a fun Halloween mat and you're ready for trick or treaters!!

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  • S B
    S B
    on Aug 23, 2020

    What size are the pumpkins?

    I only see Amazon Mini pumpkins sold in pack of 10 but too small Please help I really like your creativity and anxious to try.

    • RC Leach
      RC Leach
      on Nov 18, 2020

      She said: "Run, do not walk, to Walmart where plastic pumpkin pails are only $1.00 while supplies last."

  • Beth Eisenman-Obenreder
    Beth Eisenman-Obenreder
    on Aug 28, 2020

    String lights or a spotlight at the bottom shining up at night would be cool!

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    on Sep 2, 2020

    What was the other stick on pot when you first starred?

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