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DIY Outdoor Pumpkin Planter

DIY Outdoor Pumpkin Planter

DIY metal pumpkin planter
Written and photographed by Christine Hyland

Editor’s Note: Christine Hyland of The Hyland Homestead one of the 3 finalists for our 2022 Brand Ambassador contest! Today, she’s sharing with us her DIY outdoor pumpkin planter. To see our other two finalists, head here for Astra’s built-in fireplace and here for Dena’s pressed flower art.

It’s finally Fall Y’all! I love the togetherness this season brings. Some of my favorite family oriented activities include: pumpkin carving, hay-riding, and sipping some warm apple cider around a fire. But, perhaps one of the best ways to bring family together is hosting outdoor gatherings. The agreeable weather can make a dinner party quite the cozy setup. With that being said, a festive centerpiece like a pumpkin planter is a must!

Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

This metal pumpkin that boasts beautiful fall foliage and greenery can also be used as decoration when the night of entertainment is over. A dual purposed DIY pumpkin is a win in my book. This metal pumpkin planter DIY is fun, easy, and requires only a minimal amount of supplies! 

Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

Supplies and Materials

  • 2 metal outdoor hanging planters
  • 1 can of orange spray paint
  • Flowers and greenery
  • Glue gun
  • Floral wire
  • A stick 
  • Faux leaves / twigs

Step One

Remove hanging wires and basket liner to prepare to spray paint. Once removed, spray paint both of the metal pumpkin planters orange. 

Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

Step Two 

Once the spray paint is dried, place the basket liner back into one of the hanging planters and fill with your plants and greenery. 

Step Three

Place the other basket on top of the basket filled with greenery. Line up the holes where the original metal hangers were. Once aligned, thread them with the floral wire to hold both pieces together. 

Step Four

Use a hot glue gun to secure the faux leaves and stick them to the top of the basket to resemble the stem and leaves of a real pumpkin.

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Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

Step Five

Use a pencil or pen to wrap around the faux sticks to give a curly appearance. Attach to the top near the “stem” with the glue gun. 

Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

Step Six 

Now for the best part: style it! As previously mentioned, you can use this as a unique and festive centerpiece or to compliment your outdoor decorations. Whatever you chose , enjoy! 

Check out how to make this metal pumpkin planter DIY

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