What says fall more than pumpkins? Here is a super easy and inexpensive way to dress up your porch for fall.
Festive Pumpkin Planters
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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Julie on Oct 03, 2021
I really like this idea and want to do it but the only plastic jack pails I can find are neon pink! 🙄
So add another couple steps to cover with primer and then orange paint, covering the black eyes & mouth… starts to become a real project with 10 pails! Maybe I’ll have them done by next Fall! 🙁
Imt16226751 on Oct 11, 2021
I had a hard time finding pumpkins also. Every time I went to Walmart the bin they usually have every year wasn’t there. And then it was and the pumpkins were gone even the blue and pink ones. So I was blaming the lack of pumpkins to A- Everyone wants to make this project or B- COVID. But to my surprise I went Yesterday (I go every week) and I found some but they weren’t in the bins, they were on the shelves and 1.24.