Re-Purpose Those Pumpkin Candy Buckets!

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Uncategorized

A couple days ago I was making my way from one side of our storage room to the other (no easy task, mind you) when I came across a couple of plastic trick-or-treating pumpkins. And by a couple, I mean 5. They were everywhere! After I saw the first one (an obnoxious purple one by the way) I ran across another, and another. Everywhere I turned there were plastic pumpkins!!!

Okay, it really wasn’t quite that horrifying. I’m being a little over dramatic, but there were more plastic pumpkins than I expected to come across on my trek through the storage space. I began thinking about what I could do with them since they no longer were going to be used. I could toss them out, or find a way to re purpose them. Since I was not feeling creative enough to brainstorm my own ideas I took to Pinterest. Once there, I found an adorable planter idea for the large buckets and just had to include this mini version for your table if you have any of these small pumpkins.



For just a few dollars you can make this absolutely adorable pumpkin centerpiece from Up to Date Interiors. I am not the biggest fan of faux flowers, so I opted to put a little water into the bottom of my pumpkins and trim a few fresh roses. You can do it either way though, and both look great!


If you liked those, you’ll love this larger version for your front porch from Drab to Fab! I just love the color she chose; it looks like an expensive pot! I’m sure you already have a few of those plastic pumpkins somewhere, but if not they shouldn’t cost you more than a couple dollars to buy. You can always use the same can of spray paint for both the large planters and the small pumpkin centerpieces above as well if you want to save another few dollars.

Both versions work all throughout the Fall. You can simply turn the pumpkin face away when November rolls around. Let me know in the comments below how you ended up liking these re-purposes!

Happy Fall!



  1. Sharon September 15, 2016

    This will be my weekend project. Great idea!

  2. admin September 19, 2016

    I’m so glad to hear it! Have fun!

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