Pumpkin Flower Pots & Nap Time DIY

Last week, I took a visit to a Pumpkin Patch to gather some pumpkins for a play date project. You can read all about how it went here. However, while I was there, I also purchased a larger pumpkin with plans to make it into a flower pot. My husband had made this suggestion a few weeks ago and at the time I thought he was crazy but I decided to give it a try.

 

Today, a wonderful friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of fall colored flowers as a thank you for watching her daughter for the morning. Completely unnecessary but I immediately thought of my Pumpkin Flower Pot!  I had been waiting for the right time to sit down and tackle this project but continuously kept putting it off.  I finally had the flowers so there was no excuse. Little J went down for a nap and I went to work. The absolute best part about this project was that from start to finish it took only 10 minutes! Why did I procrastinate? Easy Peasy!

 

Pumpkin Flower Pot

 

Beautiful fall bouquet and my Med/LG pumpkin

Beautiful fall bouquet and my Med/LG pumpkin

 

Along with the flowers and the pumpkin you will also need a knife, a marker, a small vase or cup to place inside the pumpkin, a bowl to place your pumpkin guts (gross) in as well as a scissor to trim the flowers.

 

Trace out a line where you would like to cut. Keep in mind the size of your "vase" inside.

Trace out a line where you would like to cut. Keep in mind the size of your “vase” inside. Anyone else notice that someone has been nibbling on my pumpkin while it sat outside all weekend???

 

Cut your traced line and pull out the pumpkin guts!

Cut your traced line and pull out the pumpkin guts!

 

Once your pumpkin is cleared out (to the best of your ability, no one will see inside) place your vase like object inside the pumpkin. I could not find a vase small enough so I ended up using a liquid measuring cup. Once the vase is in place, trim your flowers to fit and arrange them inside the pumpkin.

 

Trim and arrange your flowers!

Trim and arrange your flowers!

 

I brought this beautiful DIY masterpiece out onto my patio for the neighbors to stare at with jealously.  Since there is a pumpkin loving critter out there I’m not exactly sure how long this will last but since it took only 10 minutes to create, I have no problem doing another one!

 

Pride of the porch!

Pride of the porch!

 

Give it a go! This was fun and I think it spruces up my fall decor outside. I think next time I will make the opening just a tad smaller, I had to really arrange these flowers in a way so that the liquid measuring cup wasn’t visible!!

 

Have you tried this?? Tell me, how did it go?

 

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