Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

Have you seen the latest trend? It’s turning pumpkins into anything and everything. I love it and I’m on the bandwagon! Turns out the bright orange plastic jack o’ lanterns aren’t destined to just be hideous (too strong?) candy buckets. They have the ability to be so much more… like planters, and chalkboard planters! Yes. Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

I wanted to whip up a quick fall porch on the cheap so I went back to basics. It doesn’t get any more basic then the good ol’ orange jack o’ lantern. Am I right? Those things go back as far as I can remember but from here on they will be much cuter in my memory :)
Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters All I did to turn the orange pumpkins into fabulous chalkboard pumpkin planters, was to paint them with chalkboard paint. After a few coats (letting them dry completely in between coats), they were ready for some fall foliage.
Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters I planted some pretty yellow mums in each planter. They are just quintessentially fall in my book. And can we just talk about how fun chalkboard paint is? I’m already having a blast with these little chalkboard pumpkin planters. I love that I can change the message frequently throughout the season. I have a couple of ideas for Halloween as it gets a bit closer. So fun! Chalkboard Pumpkin Planters

Here’s the deal with this super quick and cheap fall porch, my chalkboard pumpkin planters only cost $1 each. At that price it’s really hard not to want a zillion of them. I also got a bundle of Indian corn from the pumpkin patch along with a few pumpkins – because no fall porch is complete with real pumpkins (ps one of the orange ones is fake).

I’m so happy with my new fall planters. They totally transform my idea of those well known orange jack o’ lanterns. How about you?!

Check out my other fall projects:

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Gold Confetti Pumpkins Gold Confetti Pumpkins

Fall Decorating A DIY Harvest Sign DIY Harvest Sign

A Fall Vignette Fall Vignette

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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. OMG! I love anything that has to deal with chalk. These are so cute!! LOVE them!

    -Leah @ Mama Knows Nest

  2. I love this idea. I am going to buy a bunch of cheapies and do this. I love that I can put my own message for my spooky visitors.

  3. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous pumpkin ideas! Happily sharing the chalkboard pumpkins on my Facebook Page today.

  4. Love these chalkboard pumpkins. I’ve seen chalkboard paint used for a lot of things, but never pumpkins. Great idea.

  5. I love these, Chelsea! Super cute!

  6. Super cute idea Chelsea!! Love it paired with your blue folding chair too… great styling:)

  7. Great idea.. love this!

  8. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  9. Oh my gosh!! This is one of the projects that I see and think to myself “why didn’t I think of that?!” Such a great idea, so so cute. I am definitely going to have to do this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Good morning, Chelsea! I just adore your chalkboard pumpkin planters! Stopping by to let you know that I featured them on my blog today: … Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely day! :)


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