How to Make a Bling Plastic Pumpkin Planter


Plastic #Pumpkin Planter - great ideas to transform ugly plastic pumpkins!

It all started with my music sheet plastic pumpkin planters.

Now I’m on a personal mission to rid the world of ugly plastic pumpkins.


I saw a dozen yesterday at the thrift shop.

Cast aside …

shunned …


Plastic Pumpkin Planter for Fall - two unique ideas to transform them.

There is hope for those ugly little guys.

A desperate need for a makeover like that show The Swan …

the full treatment from weight loss, to veneers, to a stunning new wardrobe …

the swan emerges looking fabulous (and hardly recognizable).


Make a Bling Pumpkin Planter

Supplies:  ugly plastic pumpkin, white spray paint, gilding liquid in copper (or any craft paint – but you know I like bling), pencil

1) Spray paint the ugly pumpkin with a few coats of white spray paint and let dry

2) Dip the pencil eraser into the gilding liquid and dot it onto the ugly plastic pumpkin

(I gradually made less dots as I went up the planter)

3) Put your favorite flower in and watch as the ugly plastic pumpkin emerges as the swan that she always knew she was

Pumpkin Planter Tutorial - see 2 fun ways to turn those ugly plastic pumpkins into beauties!

See them in all their glory on my fall front porch.


Want more fall decorating ideas – check out my Fall House Tour.


P.S. Check out these 6 fabulous gals and how they spiffied up their places for fall.


Fall Around the House - tons of great ideas for #fall decorating

P.S. check out my lace pumpkin …

music sheet pumpkin planter …

3D paper pumpkins …

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  1. super cute idea! i am alla bout white and gold lately!

  2. Got my gold craft paint handy! Now to seek out those hideous plastic pumpkin pails… shouldn’t be too hard! 😉 Great project, Kelly!
    xo heidi

  3. Excellent idea for those ugly plastic pumpkins and keeps them out of landfills too. They look really nice on your steps! Fall is my favorite time of year! Great job Kelly! Thanks for your inspiration.

  4. Kelly these are so cute and I love the kale in them!


  5. Wow! I didn’t believe you could makeover one of those so fabulously! Awesome Kelly:)

  6. Now THAT is a very clever idea! It turned out great and is is just FUN! xo Diana

  7. Gorgeous!

  8. What a great idea!

  9. I love this project!! SO simple, too! (I’m pinning for next year!!)

  10. That really looks great Kelly!!

  11. This is such a great idea! I must have at least 3 or 4 of these hanging around and they would look great on the front porch. I also wanted to let you know that this project has been featured in my Halloween Crafts Round-up over at Krafty Cards etc. I would love for you to stop by and check out some of the other features.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  12. Kelly, so cute and such a great idea! Thanks for the wonderful holiday inspiration! Hope you had a fantastic weekend and happy Monday!

  13. Why did I get rid of my daughter’s plastic pumpkin???

  14. Amanda Warren says:

    Thank you so much, I live in Cairns Australia and we can only buy Ugly Plastic Pumpkins so now I can have lovely white pumpkins that I have been yearning for and searching the net to no avail. Oh we do have the nice “real” pumpkins available but they are $25.00 each!! So I am off to buy ugly plastic ones in the morning! Blessings, Amanda


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