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!

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

Spray the inside of the plastic pumpkin with Pam.

Mix concrete according to the package directions.

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

Use a utility knife to cut away the plastic pumpkin.

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

Fill your vase with real or faux flowers.

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?

    • Lauren.
      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!

    • Donna Dilliott Joyce
      on Sep 21, 2019

      I saw somewhere where you can mix cement and peatmoss (pretty sure that it was peat moss) together ... this would make it lighter.

      I just don't remember the ratio.

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  • Lisa West
    on Aug 23, 2020

    Very clever. Love it. Also if you don't want the jack face just sand it until it even with the rest of the pumpkin. Just a lovely easy craft that speaks autumn.

  • Necee Marie
    on Sep 6, 2020

    Love it!

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