Let me show you how simple it was. I started out gathering 3 plastic Jack-o-lantern's. You can find them for only $1 at Target.
You need a pvc pipe or a piece of rebar or even a broom stick to stack your pumpkins. You want to know what your stacking them on before you drill so you can choose the right size spade or paddle bit. I used 1-1/4" pvc so I chose the same size bit. You want a tight fit.
- Turn your pumpkin upside down an drill a hole right in the center.
- Next take the handles out of the top of the pail.
- This is important, at least to keep me straight. Line your pumpkins up so you can remember to drill holes on the opposite side of each pumpkin.
- I.E...if you use 3 pumpkins you'll have 2 holes on the left or right and one on the opposite side of the other pumpkin. Get it? Good.
- Drill the hole right where the handle came out.
- stick your pole in a pot full of tightly packed dirt. I wedged 3 bricks on top of the dirt to give the pipe some extra support to keep it from tipping over.
- Next it's as easy as stacking Jacks! Thread your Jacks on the pipe going up through the bottom and then on a slant to the top hop you drilled. Remember whether you use 3 or 5 pumpkins, stack them with holes on opposite sides.
- When they're all stacked you can add your dirt and mums. My potted mums were a little big for the pumpkin so I had to take them out of their containers so I used some foam peanuts in the bottom so I didn't have to use so much potting soil.
- Since my mums didn't hide the top of the pipe I just grabbed some moss from the trees, plenty of that here, and covered that ugly thing up.
- Don't forget to cover up the bricks at the bottom.d
Best of all, it's reversible! Just turn the pot around and you have a planter for Thanksgiving too!
I love projects that do double duty! It took me a few day's to realize that one folks. You're welcome. :)
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