Fall grasses, sedum and kale all make great jack-o'-planterns.
Jack-o’-lanterns are getting a fresh new face as planters! Sometimes called jack-o’-planterns, pumpkin planters are a great way to add a little comedy and personality to your fall décor.
All you need is a pumpkin, a knife, some soil and plants like fall grasses, sedum and kale.
Go about making a traditional jack-o-lantern by cutting off the top, scooping out the seeds and pulp and carving the face. Then, fill the pumpkin with potting soil, packing the soil at the bottom.
Then, get creative! Plant the grasses in the top to give your pumpkin some hair, or cabbage to give it a hat. Use sedum or kale for eyes and experiment with different ideas.
Or, if you don’t want to bother with the jack-o’-lantern, you can create a beautiful pumpkin planter without the face. If you’re planning on keeping the planters around for a while, make sure to cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin for drainage.
The plants can be re-used in a container after Halloween is over.