Cheap Pumpkin Planter {$1 Plastic Pumpkin Makeover}

Have you seen the beautiful bouquets of flowers placed inside of a hollowed out pumpkins? Beautiful right? But we all know how quickly those pumpkins turn disgusting right? So we could substitute a craft store foam pumpkin! However, those can get quite pricey! My solution? My $1 Cheap Pumpkin Planter.
While I was pulling out all of my Halloween paraphernalia from last year I came across some items that I bought for crafting purposes. Among those items was this bright green jack-o-lantern that I picked up for a buck last year in the intentions of doing something with it.
There it sat until this year. I decided that it was time to turn this cheesy jack-o-lantern into something fabulous. First, I popped the black plastic handle off of the plastic pumpkin. Then I painted the pumpkin Heirloom White (by Rustoleum). Obviously I still had to turn the pumpkin to hide the lovely “face” of the pumpkin. Even though the paint covered it, the indents were still there.
Once the paint was dry all that was left to do was pop my pretty fall flowers into the new pumpkin planter. You can find cheap faux flowers at places like the $1 store or wait for a great sale at one of the craft stores. You could also put real flowers or a potted plant in the pumpkin if you have a greener thumb than me!
Pretty simple and inexpensive!!!
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Happy Friday everyone!!!


  1. Very cute!

  2. OMG! Are you ever brilliant Why didn’t I think of that?? I’m headed home after work tonight and hitting some plastic pumpkins from my basement with some creamy paint. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. You are a genius!! Picking up one of those at Walmart today!

  4. Awesome idea!

  5. This is great! I love how inexpensive things can turn out so nice.

  6. It looks great! I may just have to pick one of those cheap buckets up! The craft store pumpkins can get expensive!

  7. Really cute! Visiting from Tip Junkie 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness, you made something so tacky look so classy. wow. genial. Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea at our linky party at & We love seeing you back there this week with another project!!

  9. Absolutely genious idea!! Definitly going to head to the dollarstore for some plastic pumpkins soon!!

  10. Such a fantastic idea!! Im going to head over to the Dollarama this wrek for some plastic pumpkins and autumb-ish faux flowers (Cuz my thumb aint so green either lol)…Im definitly adding you blog to my Pulse reader app..Keep up the great blog posts!!!

  11. Great idea, seems everyone has at least one of those plastic pumpkins:@)

  12. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing! Visiting from The Shabby Creek. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- I am totally doing this. I have so many of these around here that don’t get used anymore.

  14. This is a great idea! Too bad my kids (youngest now 13) pumpkins are hidden in the attic! Pinning this for future reference.

  15. I loved this post so much I included it in my bi-weekly series, Lots of Link Love! I’d love to make one of these adorable planters!

    I hope you’ll check it out, and share with your readers!


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