It’s officially October, and that means it’s time for pumpkins to really shine. I don’t know about you, but I love pumpkins.
I love to decorate with them, bake with them, smell them… bring on all pumpkin everything.
And honestly, my fall decor usually consists of pumpkins and fall florals in some variety.
So when it came time for a fun fall DIY to do with my girls, these pretty pumpkin planters stood out as a real winner.
The best news? They’re incredibly simple to make and will impress your guests or wow as a little host gift at your next fall gathering.
THE PRETTY PUMPKIN PLANTERS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS
STEP 1: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
This is simple. You basically just needs pumpkins and flowers! I went to Trader Joe’s and picked out a couple of pumpkins, then I looked for cute little mum arrangements that would fit inside.
I just held up a couple and sat them on top of my pumpkins to visualize what they would look like. You just want to make sure the plastic pot from the flowers isn’t wider than your pumpkin. Easy!
I then grabbed some eucalyptus stems to have for added decoration because eucalyptus is always a good idea.
Other than your pumpkins and florals, you just need a carving knife! I just used one from my kitchen.
Lastly, an optional step will be to spray the inside of your pumpkin with a sealant to preserve them for a little longer. I use this Rustoleum Matte Clear Enamel spray.
STEP 2: CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN & PRESERVE THEM
Once you have all your materials, grab your flower pot and set them on top of your pumpkins.
Trace around the widest part of the pot on your pumpkin so you know where to carve. You want the pot to sit snuggly in your pumpkin without falling all the way in.
Use your knife to carve out where your pot will go, then empty out the pumpkin to get rid of all the seeds.
This will help your pumpkin last a little longer.
Once your pumpkins are empty on the inside, grab your spray (and go outside!). Spray a quick clear coat inside and around the outside of your pumpkins, and let the clear coat dry.
Once dry, bring your pumpkins back inside.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE
Next, you’ll just want to grab your flower pots and fit them snuggly in your pumpkins. Easy!
I then grabbed my eucalyptus stems and inserted them around the base of the flower pot to fill gaps and hide the pot.
Once you have it looking like you like, you’re done!
Such a simple fall DIY that can be a focal point on your dining room table, used as decor in your home, or given away as a host gift.
It just takes a few minutes, but it’s sure to wow!
Will you try it this fall? What flowers would you use?