Festive Pumpkin Planters

5 Materials
1 Hour

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.


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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  • Tina

    So cute!

  • Linda Abate

    This is so adorable and definitely enhances an entryway into the home. How do you keep the pumpkins for not moving? It looks as though the other rod in the pot might do the trick. Please let us know. Thanks.

  • Lora
    Just now

    absolutely brilliant idea and execution

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  • Sue Clost
    10 hours ago

    Just how well the instructions were (circled each step) This is a very good project. Inexpensive and quick! Thanks for sharing it. Sue

  • Jane
    8 hours ago

    Very cute, easy project, looks great!

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