Plastic Pumpkin Bucket Makeover: From Plastic to Classic
Who knew these bright orange plastic pumpkins could be made over to look so good?
With a new paint job, some flowers, and a bow, this fake pumpkin is transformed into a beautiful fall centerpiece.
We used fake flowers from the dollar store for our centerpiece, but you could easily turn it into an actual flower pot.
Follow along to make your own plastic pumpkin bucket makeover!
Supplies needed to makeover your pumpkin into a centerpiece:
- Plastic Halloween pumpkin bucket (We got ours from Walmart for $0.98)
- Spray paint
- Spray sealer
- Floral foam
- Various fall floral stems (We got ours from Dollar Tree – 4 sunflower stems – 2 yellow, 1 orange, and 1 red. 2 feather stems – an orange and a red.)
- Scarecrow (optional)
- Ribbon (2 inch)
How to make a fall floral centerpiece:
- Spray paint your bucket in a well ventilated area. According to what color paint and bucket you chose, you may need to do several coats in order to cover it. If your paint is a darker color, then it won’t take as many coats. Or you can use a primer first.
- After your bucket is dry, spray it with a sealant to protect your paint job and allow to dry.
- Arrange your flowers by sticking them into the floral foam. You can place the foam inside your bucket prior to arranging the flowers or after. Be sure to turn your bucket around while arranging your flowers, unless you actually want the pumpkin face in front.
- Make a bow with your ribbon. We wrapped the bow with floral wire and stuck it inside the bucket. You can do this or hot glue it on the outside of the bucket.
- The paint on the bucket chipped very easily while putting it all together. Even with the sealer. I would try using some sandpaper to scuff up the outside of the bucket first before painting to minimize the chipping.
So what do you think? Easy, right?
If you decide to makeover your plastic pumpkin bucket, we would love to see it!