DIY pumpkin flower pot


Hello friends! Happy Thursday! My family is super excited that the weather is cooling down and the leaves are changing colors. Yesterday my kids spotted pumpkins and it was all over from there! I have heard, “Mom, when is Halloween…” non-stop since! They are just a wee bit excited! Hehe! They also helped me put together these fun DIY pumpkin flower pots for the front porch. Such good helpers! These are easy to make and add the perfect touch of fall to my door step.

Last year I saw something similar in the BHG magazine where they used real pumpkins but I can only imagine the mess. With the faux pumpkins you can use them year after year!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own.


DIY faux pumpkin flower pot tutorial


  • Faux pumpkin
  • Flowers (these are mums)
  • Urn (found these plastic ones at Lowes for $10 each)
  • Mulch
  • Sharp knife


1. Measure the base of your flower pot and then trace a circle roughly the same size on top of the pumpkin. Then you’ll take your knife and cut along the line. Remove stem.

2. Next you’re going to place the pot of flowers directly inside the pumpkin. If it doesn’t fit, cut a little more around the opening.

3. If you’ll be placing your pumpkin in a urn, fill with mulch and then place the pumpkin inside.

You could also just place them on the porch or even make them for a centerpiece. That would be super cute!

DIY faux pumpkin flower pot tutorial

Now let’s just pray I don’t kill these flowers like the last dozen I have bought. ;)

DIY faux pumpkin flower pot tutorial

Next up is my fall wreath! Eek! So excited!

Have you pulled out your fall decorations yet?

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katie @ Made to be a Momma posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:58 am (#

    Great idea! I definitely want to do that this year! Is it weird that I am in love with that “carving knife” you used?! HAHA

    • Jamielyn posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#

      Haha I love the carving knife too! I found it at Target! :)

  2. Katie @ Unfading Grace posted on September 6, 2013 at 11:15 am (#

    Love this, definitely going to try this for the fall

  3. Nettie posted on September 6, 2013 at 11:41 am (#

    Love the idea of using faux pumpkins for planter base! What size should I buy for the six inch plant? Also, did the urn come in black or did you paint them?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#

      I would buy at least an 8 inch pumpkin for a 6 inch plant. The urn came in black! :)

  4. Crystal posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm (#

    I saw this idea last year and loved it!! Using plastic pumpkins is a great idea. I’m afraid I will kill the mums (I have a proven track record), but I would love to do this. Even though it was 101 here in Houston, TX today, I’m still going to put up my fall decorations in hopes that it will help usher cooler weather here :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm (#

      I always kill flowers too, but I am determined to keep them alive this year :)

  5. laura h posted on September 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm (#

    What a great idea!! Did this a few years ago with a real pumpkin and it molded and got nasty.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm (#

      That would get pretty nasty after a while! I’m glad the faux pumpkins look pretty real so I don’t have to worry about the mold! :)

  6. Jennifer posted on September 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#

    Where did you get the faux pumpkins?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm (#

      I found them on sale at Hobby Lobby!

  7. Brittany posted on September 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm (#

    How much were the pumpkins?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm (#

      They were about $10 each!

  8. Juanita posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm (#

    I love the crafts. I have a lot of great grandchildren to do them with.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm (#

      They will love this craft! Thanks for stopping by Juanita! :)

  9. Jennelle Jones posted on September 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm (#

    Love this. Will try this this season, I’m always looking for something different for the Harvest Season. Thanks

  10. Stephanie posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm (#

    Does the pumpkin still last and not start rotting? 

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 11:16 pm (#

      Hi Stephanie! These are actually faux pumpkins, so you can use them again and again! :)

  11. Jessica posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm (#

    Drill a hole in the bottom to drain water and you won’t kill it! Also, where did you get the faux pumpkins?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:55 pm (#

      Great idea! I found them at Hobby Lobby!

  12. Erin posted on September 1, 2015 at 5:03 am (#

    I was thinking for my halloween decoration this year and I want to make a simple one. This one is perfect.

  13. Amy posted on October 6, 2015 at 11:01 pm (#

    do you drill holes on the bottom of the pumpkin, for drainage?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 7, 2015 at 11:45 am (#

      If you are concerned about it getting too soggy due to rain, you certainly could add some holes for drainage! Just add a few rocks so your dirt doesn’t wash out with it. :)