I saw this idea for a pumpkin planter in a magazine years ago and then when I moved to the south it seemed everyone had some flowers planted in a pumpkin on their porch. Such a great idea, and super easy. It took me about thirty minutes with a little “help” from my 22 month old. To bad I had to move, but they look pretty cute on my sisters front porch. I will have to make a new one, and since I will be in the south again I should have a few more options for planting. Here is how to do it:
How To Make A Pumpkin Planter
- flowers that will hold up to the fall temperatures in your area (if you are unsure ask a local nursery)
- pumpkin large enough for the flowers
- knife for carving
- soil for planters
Cut a hole around the stem of the pumpkin large enough for the flowers to easily be put inside. Clean out the pumpkin, and save the seeds, cause they’re yummy. Next, I used wooden skewers to punch a few holes into the bottom of the pumpkin. You could also cut a small hole into the bottom with a knife. Put a little soil into the bottom of the pumpkin and then carefully put the flowers in. Water and make sure it is draining well. All done!
I have no idea how long the planter would last, but I am sure it would last longer if not placed in direct sunlight.
I think it would look great on a garden urn with some other cold hardy plants too, or hanging with wire, or even make a great center piece for Thanksgiving don’t you think? Maybe a monogram on the pumpkin? Lots and lots of possibilities!
With the move I feel a little left out on the Halloween front, but I think I will still have plenty of time to do a little decorating. My neighborhood is awesome at Halloween so I can’t wait! I will have to share a few of my last minute quick and easy ideas. Do you have any for me? Links welcome!
Linked to Craftaholics Anonymous Fall Frenzy Party.