Turn the plastic pumpkin buckets into this inexpensive fall season decor ideas for your front door or tabletop centerpiece in just ten minutes.
The summer garden is finished here officially because the weather is just too cold with occasional frost since early September. Time to decorate the front door for the fall season with something warm looking color while waiting for the pumpkin bread baked in the oven.
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I love the idea to turn a pumpkin into something else instead of carving it. But also using real pumpkin will still require work to maintain its freshness so it will last for a long time.
DIY Plastic Pumpkin Planters
Here I use the plastic pumpkin bucket that you can find it in store as well as online. The bucket will last a very long time, and you can use it over and over again for years. Also, kids can use the bucket for trick and treat.
All you have to do is insert the plant with the original container into the bucket. Position your new pumpkin planter by the front door or the side of the steps to welcome trick and treaters.
Make sure you drill the hole on the bottom of the pail for drainage. Water the plant as needed. Probably you won’t need to water it often as the weather is colder in the fall.
The pumpkin pail I use is a medium size, almost as big as the sweet baking pumpkin. It is enough size for the six inches mums container.
If you have a long fall season, you probably want to put more dirt into the pail. Then remove the nursery’s container before transplant the plant into the pumpkin bucket.
I also use 1-meter or 39 inches ribbon that is leftover from the Halloween treat bags. Wrap around the chrysanthemum’s nursery planter then make a double bow.
Plants For Fall Season Planters
For the mild fall season areas, there are lots of plants you can use for fall season planter. Here is a list of plants for the perfect fall season that withstands cooler weather in the night and possibility of light frost.
- Falls Mums / Chrysanthemum
- Ornamental Cabbage
- Ornamental Grass
Try using shrub that is still small size, like the burning bush or Japanese maple. The leaves color will add interest to the planter display. Alternatively, add branches or decorative twig to the planter. You can also use several flower types to mix and match for dramatic looks.
If you are going to use the pumpkin planter for indoor fall decor, then you can use any plant, from a house plant, cut flowers, herb or flowers. Just make sure you check the plant first for bugs or any pest before you bring it inside.
Pumpkin Mums Fall Planter
Here I use chrysanthemum flower for the planter. The fall weather in the area where I live is cold and snow occasionally. And most garden centers here are selling mums flower since late summer. So, it is the easiest decision I can make to choose the plant for fall planter.
The best part of this DIY fall planter is inexpensive and no carving pumpkin involved. Also, you can use the plastic pumpkin bucket again for the next season over and over again. Just change the plant for the new look each year.