While most people prefer to have a Jack-o’-Lantern for their Halloween decorations, there is also a number of people who love to opt for pumpkin planters. These pumpkin planters can be placed on the center table, over the shelf or used for fall porch decoration. In fact, there is no better place than the porch to exhibit the little floral arrangements inside pumpkins.
The big challenge however is to pull off the trick. Here are simple steps on how to make a perfect Halloween pumpkin planter. With the weekend arriving just before Halloween, you’d have plenty of time for your Halloween decoration. You should utilize this time to gather a pumpkin, knife, floral foam (available on amazon), and some flowers for your DIY pumpkin planter.
Whether it’s indoor Halloween decoration or porch decoration, you’d need to cut the top of your pumpkin and throw out the seeds and flesh (just like crafting a Jack-o’-Lantern.) The next step includes cutting the block of floral foam and placing it inside the pumpkin. To those unfamiliar with the practice, the floral foam retains water and keeps your flowers hydrated for much longer. Make sure to add a little water each day if required.
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Once you’re done with the process, it’s probably time to display your flower arrangement. Add cut flowers to the pumpkin and display it on your front porch or place it over a shelf for a beautiful Halloween-themed display. If you want to make a planter for potted plants, follow the aforementioned steps except filling the pumpkin with floral foam and opt for potting composites. Just make sure to drill some small holes around the bottom of the pumpkin for the water to drain.
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Make a Perfect Halloween Pumpkin Planter
- Cut pumpkin top
First, cut the top of your pumpkin.
- Clean it from inside
Scoop out the seeds and flesh.
- Use foam to retain water
Cut a block of floral foam and place it inside the pumpkin to keep the flowers fresh.
- Display your flower arrangement
Add flowers to the pumpkin planter and display it on your front porch.