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DIY Pumpkin Planter

It just so happens that today is National Pumpkin Day and we have a DIY post about making a pumpkin planter (I literally, 'Did It Myself' yesterday).
What I really love about this project is that anyone can take the idea and make it their own.  You could use a real pumpkin (carved or not) and real flowers or succulents... or if you're like me and you don't really have a green thumb... you can use a fake pumpkin (painted, covered in glitter, or wrapped in burlap) and glue whatever fake flowers or decor you want to it! 

Here's what I used...

  • A Pumpkin

  • Spray Adhesive (clear)

  • Tacky Glue (clear)

  • Moss 

  • Fake Floral Arrangements

  • Scissors (and Wire Cutters depending on your flowers)

The first thing that I did was pick out a good pumpkin.. (and I got some help sawing off the stem).  I pulled apart all 3 of the prearranged floral arrangements I got so that I knew exactly what I had to work with! I started with greenery first. 

I cleaned any dirt off the pumpkin and made sure the area I would be gluing was dry. I sprayed on my adhesive and applied a nice little bed of moss.  

I kind of trimmed the Moss down since it will not be the main attraction in my display.. Next I added my first later of leaves...

From here I just started to build!  I glued on my big flowers and then added pine cones, acorns, berries, and whatever else was in my arrangements that I thought looked good! I won't lie, my hands were pretty sticky by this point so it got hard to take pictures, but this was my end result....

pumpkin planter fall flowers

We hope that you feel inspired after reading this.  Feel free to tag us on social media if you make one of your own! #NationalPumpkinDay #BurlapandBlingPumpkins #TheBurlapBlog

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