Who says you have to put a light inside a pumpkin to make it look cool. Some of the best pumpkin designs I have ever seen have been simple painting or non-light carvings. So this post is about something else that a growing trend of people is doing. These are just 10 of the very best…
10 – How to make a pumpkin planter
This first simple planter also shows how it is done. Essentially this is very much like a cinder block planters. Just a simple pot plant inside an external structure like in this case a pumpkin! A simple enough idea indeed, but one that looks simply beautiful.
9 – Stand up and be proud
You don’t have to hide your pumpkin planter around the back of the garden like some sort of dirty Halloween secret! It can be something to be proud of and displayed as such like this one that is actually on a display stand! Or maybe it is a birdbath, but the effect still stands.
8 – Happy Hair
Why not give your pumpkin a new Halloween hair-do! Depending on the type of succulent or indeed plants you use in it, this will give it the style of a hair-do! Strangely there is something very feminine about this pumpkin planter, maybe it is those luscious, curly locks.
7 – Getting a Mouthful
This idea is a little more complicated than most the others you will see on this list, but the results speak for themselves using succulent plants in the actual carvings of the pumpkin makes it look much more aesthetically pleasing.
6 – Happy Family’s
Why not make one each no matter how many people are in your family! It would not only be great fun to make and indeed inspecting each others pumpkin, but it would also offer you some family bonding time. Sounds like a great idea provided your family gets along.
5 – Flower Power
Don’t have to fill your pumpkin planter with succulents if you don’t want to, you can fill it with just about anything! So why not try planting some autumn flowers in it to create a stunning little garden feature.
4 – Hang around this Halloween
Who said pumpkin planters have to live on the ground! I think a hanging planter looks even more amazing than one that is on the ground, and when it comes to a pumpkin plant if it looks even more amazing. Plus it is the way of those naughty trick or treaters should they decide to do anything to it.
3 – Hair today, gone tomorrow
Here is a great idea, why not use some long leave planters to create a spiky hair effect for your pumpkin face! Simply carve out a pumpkin face of your choice, then insert a tall planter! I think the first one on the top row is the best by far.
2 – Open Window
You all know me by now and you should also know that I love a simple design. And that is where this one comes into it, nothing too complicated. Simply hollow out a pumpkin, and then cab windows in the side and insert your succulent planter! A great idea and perfect for the garden no matter what time of year it is.
1 – The Vertical Stack
Before anyone cries fake I just like to explain why as make this my number one idea. Sure, they are indeed not real pumpkins but plastic flower pots, but the idea is still sound! You might need a thicker bit of rebar to stand them up, but you could still make them with real pumpkins nonetheless. Besides, it looks amazing even if they aren’t real ones!