As promised, I’m popping in today to show you how to make two olive bucket pumpkin planters in under 30 minutes. When I started this project, the main thing I needed to figure out was how to lift the pumpkin to the top of the bucket. There are probably a few different ways to go about this but I decided to attach a grapevine wreath just inside the top of the bucket. I was able to float the pumpkin on the wreath and also provide a base to attach the bittersweet garland. This was quick and super easy.
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Supplies needed for olive bucket pumpkin planters:
- olive bucket(s)
- grapevine wreath(s)
- oasis bind wire or florist wire
- pumpkin(s) (about the same size as the inside opening of your wreath)
- garland(s) (about 6 ft. in length)
Take the inside top measurement of your bucket and then purchase a wreath that is as close to the same size as possible. If it’s a little smaller that’s fine…if it’s a little too big just trim the vine around the outside of the wreath until it fits. Wire the wreath to the handles as shown in the picture below. Make sure and wrap the wire around the handles so it stays in place.
Next, set your pumpkin on the grapevine wreath and sort of nestle it in if you can.
Now decide which side will be the front and which will be the back. On the back side, attach one end of your garland to the wreath with wire.
Wind the garland around the pumpkin, attaching it to the grapevine wreath in two or three places. The garland is actually what will hold the pumpkin in place. After the garland is wrapped around the pumpkin, secure the end to the grapevine wreath. Depending on the size of your bucket and length of your garland, you may have to overlap the garland a little. Or if you want the two ends to meet, just trim the garland to fit.
You could use this same method with any sort of container as long as it has handles, or something to attach the wreath to.
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Let me know if you have any questions…thanks for stopping by!