Seasonal pot plants and pumpkin pots: my Halloween table decor
My sweeties, as you probably already know from this article, I love supporting the initiative 1000 Gute Gründe* all too much. Because there are just endless reasons to integrate plants and flowers into our everyday life. Anyway, I, for my part, can’t live without plants in my home and now that autumn has arrived, I’m decorating my place with pumpkins, chestnuts and seasonal pot plants all over. This is also the reason why I was so happy when 1000 Gute Gründe asked me to join their Halloween blog parade. Of course, I wanted to join, I love decoration and DIY, so now, today’s post on this blog is even marking the start of this blogging parade.
Furthermore, these other blogs will be posting their Halloween DIY’s as part of the 1000 Gute Gründe blog parade in the next couple of days until the 31st of October:
26.10.2016 Madmoisell http://www.madmoisell.com DIY: Halloween-Blumen-Monogram
27.10.2016 Andrea Morgenstern http://andrea-morgenstern.com DIY: Verschiedene kleine Kürbisvasen
28.10.2016 Des Belles Choses http://des-belles-choses.com/ DIY: Halloween Candy-Bar
29.10.2016 You & I Heart DIY http://www.youtube.com/c/youandidiy DIY: Last-Minute-Kostüm
30.10.2016 Ein Zimmer voller Bilder http://www.einzimmervollerbilder.com/ DIY: Blumenkranz mit Make-Up
31.10.2016 Stilreich http://stilreich-dekoart.blogspot.de/ DIY: Halloween-Cocktail
For the upcoming Halloween celebrations, I decided to create a nice table top decoration that you could also use for any normal autumn dinner (because not everyone celebrates Halloween round here). Pumpkins are the central pieces in this decor and especially, the Hokkaido pumpkin is such a versatile one – you can use it for soup, bread and as decoration. Actually, it’s a very easy DIY but it is also quite impressive if you have a look at the pictures. It will make your table stand out, definitely. So here’s how to do it:
Decor-DIY pumpkin pots with pot plants:
1. Cut the top off the pumpkins (e.g. Hokkaido or decorative pumpkins) and put a hole inside big enough to plant something inside.
2. Dry the empty pumpkins for some hours on your heater.
3. Then, you may add some plastic foil inside to protect the pumpkin.
4. Take the small, seasonal pot plants and plant them into the pumpkins.
5. You can even decorate your plants with more seasonal bloom or little fruits. Done!
PS.: If you water your new pot plants from time to time, they’ll stay pretty inside your pumpkins for quite some time.
PPS.: Over at 1000 Gute Gründe, you may learn more about this topic of planting flowers and plants inside a pumpkin.
How do you like my table decor for Halloween or an autumn dinner? I hope you’ll feel inspired now and start trying to make your own pumpkin DIY table decoration. I’d be so happy if you did!