Festive Pumpkin Planters

Alicia W
by Alicia W
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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  • Lynn Lynn on Sep 02, 2020

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

  • Teri Teri on Aug 14, 2022

    I have extremely tiny ants on my kitchen counter, how can I safely get rid of them. They are not like the normal sized black ant. I have granite counter tops.

  • Pam4393438 Pam4393438 on Aug 14, 2022

    Rebar is kind of expensive. Any thoughts on alternative bars? Would wood dowels work?

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