Pumpkin Flower Planters

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Woohoo! It is officially fall – Our very 1st fall in Gainesville! Now that we live in North Central Florida, there are so many exciting things to do this time of the year: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, Oktoberfest events, and more. Busy weekends make for non-stop family fun. That also means that when Monday rolls around, I am ready for some peace and quiet. My backyard is a very quiet place to relax. It’s about 1/4 of an acre with tall trees, lots of chirping birds, squirrels, and a fish pond. This past Monday, I enjoyed a relaxing more back there, making beautiful decorations for the front of my home, these awesome Pumpkin Flower Planters. The sounds of nature, fall crafting/gardening, and a cup of Bigelow Tea. What a beautiful way to kick off a busy week!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, ever since I was a young girl, but with my father’s passing last Halloween, the approaching date has left me a little uneasy. A nice cup of Chamomile Vanilla Bigelow Tea is soothing and warming. It was a great way to begin my day of fall decorating. And to get through a time that may be a challenge for me, I decided I need to make my house extra festive and cheery! These Pumpkin Flower Planters are a colorful way to dress up the front of your home. Bonus: When Halloween has passed {or your pumpkins start to decay}, you can plant the entire thing in the ground. The pumpkins will add nutrients to your soil!

Supplies:

  • 3 pumpkins of varying sizes
  • 3 plants of varying sizes
  • Potting soil
  • Sharp knife
  • Gardening gloves

Directions:

Begin by cutting the top off of your pumpkin. Just try to make an even circle all the way around using a sharp knife from your kitchen. The top won’t be used again, so you don’t have to worry about making it perfect or keep it intact.

After cutting the top off, I scoop out all of the seeds and stringy pulp.. If the hole needs to be a bit larger to fit the plant, you can scrape out some of the inner portion or cut the side down a little lower. I had to do that to fit the largest plant. I like how the squishy seeds and insides feel, but if you don’t, you can wear gardening gloves.

Remove your plant from the container. I chose three different types of plants – one for each of the three different-sized pumpkins – but you could do all three the same or choose three different flowers with similar colors. This is your project, so have fun with it! Once the flower is in the pumpkin, add a little potting soil around the sides and on top.

Just like any other planter, you need to add water regularly to keep the flowers alive. How beautiful are my new Pumpkin Flower Planters?

Now you’re ready to set up all three plants while enjoying a cup of Bigelow Tea. Drink Bigelow Tea as your #1 choice of tea. Bigelow Tea is manufactured in the United States by three generations of family with quality ingredients. Tea proudly!

Click the image below to purchase Bigelow Tea at Walmart.

Head to Walmart where you can purchase many varieties of Bigelow Tea, the perfect beverage to sip on while creating your fall craft and gardening projects. You can also pick up flowers and soil in the gardening section and fall decorations in their craft section!

What projects do you have planned for the fall?

 

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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One Response to Pumpkin Flower Planters

  1. Gorgeous! I just love the fall. You know, I always have mums and pumpkins on my front porch but NEVER thought to put them together!! I love it, such a great idea! Hope you enjoy your first fall in your new town. 🙂 #client

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