Virginia B
Virginia B
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  • Fayetteville, GA

Concrete Pumpkin Vase

2 Materials
2 Hours

Chances are, you've seen a concrete pumpkin tutorial or two. You may have even made one. But this tutorial takes the project one step further and takes your pumpkin from not only Fall decor, but also gives it double duty as a vase. Best of all, this pumpkin won't rot and can be used for years to come. And, there's no carving involved!

concrete pumpkin vase

Here's what you'll need...

Fast drying concrete

Bucket For Mixing Concrete

Hand Shovel

Plastic Pumpkin Bucket

Pam Cooking Spray

Glass Jar

Utility Knife


E6000 Glue

concrete pumpkin vase

Spray the inside of the plastic pumpkin with Pam.

concrete pumpkin vase

Mix concrete according to the package directions.

concrete pumpkin vase

While the concrete is still wet, insert a jar, leaving about 2 inches of the jar above the pumpkin. Set aside to dry overnight.

concrete pumpkin vase

Use a utility knife to cut away the plastic pumpkin.

concrete pumpkin vase

Add E6000 to the exposed jar and wrap with twine to create a pumpkin stem.

concrete pumpkin vase

Fill your vase with real or faux flowers.

concrete pumpkin vase

Once Halloween has past, turn the jack-o-lanterns face around and your pumpkin vase will be a beautiful addition to your Fall decor all the way through Thanksgiving!

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Reg34225624
    on Aug 14, 2019

    Can you put color into concrete prior to pouring into pumpkin?

  • Chris
    on Aug 14, 2019

    How do you secure the jar?

    • Lau30852322
      on Aug 14, 2019

      Chris, the cement dries around the jar and holds in place. If you don't want open jar for vase just put cap on it or turn upside down. Someone else mentioned putting wood if you don't want a's cemented in.

  • Lovesunique
    on Aug 14, 2019

    If you want to make a stem and not have a vase that collects water, would you just invert the glass and cover with concrete or use a block of wood and paint it …...just answered my own question!

    • Chris Ellen Browne
      on Aug 21, 2019

      All you need to do is cover the jar with saran wrap/ plastic wrap and put it in the cement while wet. Wait about 15/20 minutes if using quick cement and take the jar out. This way you can take the jar in and out whenever you need to.

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  • TJ
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Bein military we move often, cute idea but maybe make with air crete so not ending up with something so heavy😊

  • Deborah Kinney
    7 days ago

    I am SO inspired! Omgosh, this is something I know that I can Do! What a wonderful idea, thank you, I love it!

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