If you are an avid gardener, chances are you have accumulated a fair amount of pots and containers to display the fruits of your labor. When the first chill of Fall arrives, you may perform the seasonal task of cleaning out the pots and storing them in a shed or garage until Spring. This year, put off that chore for a little while longer and use all those wonderful pots and containers through Halloween. This article will offer some ideas on how you can easily recycle your favorite gardening pots and containers this Halloween.
Use A Large Garden Pot To Hold Your Halloween Candy. Instead of using a plastic bowl this year to hold your candy for the visitors looking for a Trick or Treat, fill a large Terra cotta pot with all those holiday goodies. If you prefer to use a colored, plastic pot or container so as to eliminate the chance of breakage, use your creativity to dress it up a little bit. Tape or glue Halloween themed pictures to the front or use a holiday stencil to paint a few ghosts or witches to the container.
Line Up Several Terra Cotta Pots Along A Mantel Or Shelf To Hold Decorative Leaves. Fill several Terra cotta garden pots with real or decorative Autumn leaves. Allow a few to peek out over the rim of the pot and use tape to attach a few leaves to the front of the pots. This is a very simple Autumn display, but will look very pretty.
Use Small And Medium Gardening Pots For Halloween Gifts. Clean the pots and containers you plan to use for Fall gift giving as thoroughly as possible. Line the inside of the pot with orange or black tissue paper and fill it with small gifts such as candy, a mitten and hat set, a package of Thanksgiving cards with a stylish pen or makeup and bath products in Autumn colors and scents. You can then add a little gift card and you have a wonderful gift to offer someone you love to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. A larger pot or gardening container can be used to pot a beautiful arrangement of Mums for a special neighbor or co worker.
Use A Small Gardening Pot To Hold Extra Hand towels Or Bottled Water For Halloween Guests. If you are planning a Halloween party and expect a few overnight guests, use several gardening pots to hold a few items to give your guests a more comfortable stay.
Fill A Few Gardening Pots Or Containers With Sand Or Stones And Votive Candles To Light The Way. You can use those pots to easily give your Halloween visitors some extra light to find their way. Fill large containers with sand or pebbles and then nestle several votive candles or battery operated candles to provide extra light by your front door. If you are setting up this display outside, where little hands can get injured, be sure to use battery operated candles.
A Large Garden Container Can Be Used For Halloween Games. A deep gardening container can be used for apple bobbing, to hold art supplies for a holiday themed craft, or orange and black balloons for relay races. Decorate the container as lavishly as you look, being sure to use temporary decorations so that the pot can be restored to it’s original state in the Spring.