Tutorial: Flower Pot Pumpkin

This is not so much a tutorial, as it is another one of my “so-easy-even-Meg-can-do-it ideas” (I should really coin that phrase)

Last weekend, I came up with these festive centerpieces for my sister-in-law’s engagement party :

fall decorating, fall craft idea, fall tutorial, fall projects, ideas for pumpkins, pumpkin ideaHere’s the how-to:

  1. Buy a pumpkin a little bigger than your plant.
  2. Cut a small circle around the stem of the pumpkin, just large enough to fit the flower in.
  3. Hollow out the inside and throw the yucky stuff away (or go the extra mile and roast the seeds).
  4. Plant your flower and fill in any needed soil.

So simple!

Visit pure&simple for some tips on keeping the pumpkin fresh for longer.

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12 thoughts on “Tutorial: Flower Pot Pumpkin

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  4. Erica

    Does the pumpkin get mushy over time though? I love this idea but can you keep the plant growing in the pumpkin?

    Reply
    1. Meg Post author

      I just used this for decor at a party. Unfortunately, the pumpkin will get mushy and for me, wasn’t really a long term pot. I will have to look around and see if anyone else had success growing plants long-term.

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    1. Meg Post author

      Since I just used these as centerpieces at a party, I didn’t really plan on keeping mine long-term. I don’t have a full answer for you, but I wonder if you put a small container inside the pumpkin and then actually planted your flower in that it would help to stay in good shape for longer? You could probably still make it look like the flower was planted in the pumpkin by leveling off the soil level.

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