DIY Mini Pumpkin Planters

I’m making some easy DIY mini pumpkin planters out of faux pumpkins. I don’t know how I have accumulated so many fake pumpkins over the years but my stock pile is getting quite large. So I decided to give some of them a quick update and make them suit my everyday home decor.

To make these Mini pumpkin Planters you’ll need the following:

  • Plastic or foam pumpkins
  • Succulents or your plant of choice
  • Sharp knife & spoon
  • Paint

First, take your pumpkin and cut a circle, some will be hollow while others will have a foam core. If they have a foam core you’ll then need to take a spoon and dig out the center.

You can see the difference in pumpkins here. The hollow pumpkin was much easier to work with.

After the pumpkins are ready get your paint supplies out.

Start painting all the pumpkins. I went with light grey and teal to match the rest of my home decor.

I gave them all about 2 coats of paint. I also painted the inside rim of the pumpkin since you might see this when the plants are potted.

Finally, add soil or in my case the soil from the plant was sufficient since these pumpkins were so small. Then add your succulents or plants and your done!

I love how they turned out. They give just the right amount of Fall ambiance while blending in with everything else in my home. Now to keep the little ones fingers away!

Happy Fall and Enjoy!

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Bonus Room Makeover {One Room Challenge}, Week 1: Inspiration

Hello! Welcome If your discovering my blog through “One Room Challenge”! I’m so excited to be back for round 2 of One Room Challenge. I had so much fun last round, plus I have a completed office that I love. In case you missed my Office makeover you can catch up on all the posts here:

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If you haven’t heard about the One Room Challenge its hosted by Calling It Home. The challenge goes on for 6 weeks where I’ll update you each Thursday with the progress I’ve made. This time I have chosen to complete my Bonus Room.

My Bonus room is located up stairs at the end of our hall. It’s a really large room that has been used as storage for the last 2 years. We also started to throw our daughters outgrown toys in it. So I plan to transform the room into a play room, craft room, and media room. Our biggest task is to add storage to the room, since it currently has none.

This is how the room currently looks, granted we have a bunch of items thrown in there for storage. These pics were taken when we bought our home 2 tears ago. But nothing has been done to the room aesthetically.

For some reason the previous owners never installed the moulding or had outlet covers on. They also ripped out large built-ins that left us with a bunch of patching to do.

To start things off I have my inspiration board. I plan to keep the colors similar to the rest of my house; grey, white, teal!

So, here’s my plan for the room:

  • Add a real Ship-lap accent wall in charcoal.
  • Paint the rest of the room grey.
  • Add all the moulding
  • Window treatments
  • Add some large cabinets plus extra shelving for storage.
  • New TV!!!!
  • Decorate the blank walls with art
  • Finally decorate the room so both my daughter and I can use it to its full potential. I hope to be able to work in here while she plays.

I have a bunch todo and 6 weeks goes by soo fast. I hope you’ll join me every Thursday and see the progress of the room. And thanks so much for stopping by; if your new to my blog visiting from the challenge you can follow me here:

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