Rather than choosing the same old clay or metal pots to house your favorite plants this season, head to the pumpkin patch. Yep, you can use your favorite fall gourd as an actual planter!
Instead of stacking plain pumpkins on your porch, use 'em to create a gorgeous succulent display. Thanks to this simple tutorial from , you can easily transform pumpkins into planters that will last all season. It's actually super easy to pull off...
Start by cutting a hole in your pumpkin around the stem (as wide as you need for your plants), hollow out the pumpkin (make sure to get all those pesky seeds out), and add in some soil and greenery. Voilà, you have your new planter for autumn!
When it comes to choosing pumpkins for this project, it doesn't matter what size you use — the more variety, the better your "pumpkin garden" will look. And if you're tired of succulents, you can and greenery such as mums, flowering kale, or ornamental cabbage.
While using real pumpkins as planters will give your porch an authentic touch, you can also use plastic pumpkins (like this tutorial from ) for a longer-lasting option.