Transform a Candy Bucket Into a Concrete Pumpkin Planter

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Introduction: Transform a Candy Bucket Into a Concrete Pumpkin Planter

Summer is fading and Fall is just around the corner and time for all things pumpkins. This easy-to-make cutie is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Step 1: What You Will Need

1) Plastic pumpkin candy bucket

2) Quick setting concrete

3) Solo cups

4) Cooking spray

5) Plastic wrap

Step 2: Instructions

1) Cut off the bucket handle

2) Spray the inside of the bucket and the outside of a Solo cup with cooking spray for easy release

3) Mix concrete according to the manufactures directions

4) Poor the concrete into the bucket leaving about an inch at the top

5) Bounce the bucket a bit to get rid of some air bubbles

5) Place a Solo cup in the center and push it down into the bucket; a bit of concrete will ooze out over the top

6) Cover the top with plastic wrap and place something flat on top. This keeps the Solo cup in place while the cement is drying

7) Let dry for about a day

Step 3: Removing Your Concrete Pumpkin

1) Remove the Solo cup by working the blade of a screw driver down the outside of the cup. The Solo cup will crack making it easy to remove

2) Using a utility knife cut down the outside of the plastic pumpkin and pull it away from the concrete. You can use the blade of a screw driver to help pull away the plastic

Step 4: Vuala . . . . . .

Here are a few of my cute concrete pumpkin planters. You can leave them naked or paint them. Either way they look great !!

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A fabulous project. I love it! To get really 'fancy' you might want to find something larger than a solo cup so that you have more room for potting soil.

Also, wouldn't it be cool to plant a pumpkin vine in it and have the stem and leaves of a pumpkin coming off the top!

good ideas and I love the idea of planting a pumpkin in it .... Love it

Thank you and thanks for the vote :)

Easy! Creative! Got my vote! :)

How many pumpkins can you do with this amount of concrete?

We made 4 pumpkins with 3 buckets of quick concrete. I think they were 20 lbs buckets. However, we had to add a few small rocks to the last pumpkin for we were a bit short

I love the simplicity of this. I even think they look good unpainted!

Thank you Ashley. I think so too ....