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Pumpkin Cachepots

Overflowing with bright blossoms, these chubby-cheeked planters are sure to elicit grins.


The plants remain in their plastic containers inside the pumpkins, so no repotting is required.


  • Pumpkins
  • Hole cutter or drill
  • Potted autumnal flowers (such as chrysanthemums)


  1. Step 1

    Cut a hole in the pumpkins' tops, and scoop out the flesh. Using a hole cutter or a drill, cut openings in the bottom for drainage.

  2. Step 2

    Fill pumpkins with potted flowers and display in a sunny spot.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2006

Reviews (2)

  • merrysage 15 Mar, 2010

    This is a great idea and something more to do with pumpkins other than the usual jack o lanterns.

  • AuntieJudy 16 Sep, 2008

    It would be a good idea to place a saucer under the pumpkin to catch the water that drains from the holes in it.