The Easiest Fall Pumpkin Planter

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This little craft was entirely too easy to be called a project; but I love how festive it is! You can complete one of these beauties in under two minutes. Or you can make 15 of them in a half-hour; the choice is yours my friends.  

I was a bit unsure if this would work becauseI've never worked with one of these reusable carving pumpkins.

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I got mine from the Michaels craft store at a really great discount (they were doing 60% off AND I had a 20% off purchase coupon- I suggest going to your local store, the discounts are always better than online). With that deal, I wasn't afraid to mess up a pumpkin and bought a few of them. 

I will say, these pumpkins are pretty tough to cut through. I can't imagine trying to cut a silhouette or jack-o-lantern face into one of them. I used a bread knife because the serrated edges were really helpful, though you can see I still needed to hack it apart.

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I kept cutting around the top until I had a hole large enough to fit my favorite IKEA plant.

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Once my hole was the right size, I placed the artificial plant inside. That's all there is to it! I really love the way this pumpkin planter allows me to transition into fall decor by incorporating my favorite green faux florals into my neutral color scheme. I can even save them to reuse year after year. I'm really loving how the little sage bush looks with the bright white and buttery creams of the pumpkins and gourds. 

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What do you think of this 2 minute project? Are you going to try it out? Let me know! 



  • Lisa Silfwerbrand

    I love this!!! I am so up for any project that looks so beautiful and is that fast and easy to complete ;) I will definitely be popping over to IKEA this week! Thanks so much for linking it up to our Inspiration Galore Project Party this week… you are one of my Features tomorrow over at Pinned and Shared.

  • Cindy

    So cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  • Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms

    oh i love this! The succulents look so good in this planter! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! I have featured you!

  • Carol

    I’ve been seeing similar ideas in Fall magazines and this turned out great. Featuring when my party opens up tonight. Hope to see you again this week!

  • Lori

    Adorable! I need to breakdown and get my fall decor out. :) Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! We enjoy seeing great ideas each week!

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