Fall Pumpkin Planter


Decorating for fall is one of my absolute favorite things to do, next to decorating for Christmas of course. Each year, I add something new to my collection. This year, I decided to make a planter for our very small porch. I’ve been wanting to spruce up the awkward front entrance of our townhome, so I thought some flowers would liven things up a bit. This project literally took me ten minutes, if that. Take a look. 🙂


All of these supplies can be found at Walmart.
4 Mini Mum Plants
1 Plastic Pumpkin
Potting Soil
1 Scarecrow Pick (optional)



First, I cut a decent-sized hole in the top of my pumpkin. I did a second cut to widen it a bit and poked a few holes in the bottom for drainage. You can find the plastic pumpkins in the Halloween aisle of Walmart. You can use a treat bucket as well for a more kid-friendly look or you can spruce them up with spray paint or burlap.

Next, I removed the mums from the pots and carefully packed them into the pumpkin. I worked in some extra soil to fill in minor gaps. To add a more festive vibe to the planter, I added a scarecrow pick that I found a few years ago.


I love how this pumpkin planter turned out. It’s amazing how much of a difference something so simple can make. If only I had more room to set out a few more. In due time… I’ll stick to one for now, and hope I remember to water it! Haha!

Are you working on any outdoor fall decor? I’d love to hear about your projects!

Looking for more pumpkin planter ideas? Check out some of my favs!

Stacked Pumpkin Planter
Damask Pumpkin Planter
Burlap Pumpkin Planter
Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters
Fall Pumpkin Planters
Pumpkin Succulent Garden

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Laila (@OnlyLaila) October 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    This is so cute and simple! I’ve been looking for ideas for my back porch, this would work perfect.

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