DIY Outdoor Pumpkin Planter
Editor’s Note: Christine Hyland of The Hyland Homestead is our guest today, sharing with us her DIY outdoor pumpkin planter.
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!
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!
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
Remove hanging wires and basket liner to prepare to spray paint. Once removed, spray paint both of the metal pumpkin planters orange.
Once the spray paint is dried, place the basket liner back into one of the hanging planters and fill with your plants and greenery.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Christine Hyland lives in Kentucky with her husband and five children. Their home is surrounded by acerage, where they have space to enjoy evening strolls along the river, fishing in a nearby pond, or walking to the barn to visit horses. They live about half a mile from the Ohio River, where they spend most of their summer days boating as a family. Christine grew up in a home where her father was a builder and constantly working on home projects, and her mother made crafts as a side hobby. This contributed to her interest in designing. When her and her husband purchased their fixer upper, it became the perfect opportunity to express her creativity in designing and home decorating. With the help of her father, her husband and Christine worked together as a team to renovate and build a dream home for their growing family. You can follow along with her on Instagram at The Hyland Homestead.