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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stacking Jack-O-Lantern & Mums For Halloween and Fall

Stack 'um high! My Jack-o-Lanterns got a new hairstyle.  What do you think?  Fashionably chic for fall.
I told you it was easy craft week and this one fits right into that category.  Some years it's all about the fright but not with 3 Jacks in a pot.

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.
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  • 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. :)

Pumpkin Pie Kisses Y'all...

So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. ~ James 3:21


  1. I love this #DIY idea for Fall & Spook Night awesome Tracy thanks for sharing :)

  2. You're welcome Julie. It was such a fun, easy project. My favorite kind. :)