Real DIY: Pumpkin + Mum = Mumkin!

I first heard about a mum in a pumpkin or, as I like to call it, a “mumkin” from my friend at work. It sounded like such an easy decoration, I had to give it a try.

Turns out, it’s just as easy as it sounds!

Things you need:

  • Mums
  • Pumpkin (big enough to fit the mum pot in)
  • Knife and/or pumpkin carving tools
  • Marker


First, I started carving a pumpkin like normal to cut the handle out, so it wasn’t in the way.

Then, I set the mum on top of the pumpkin and did a rough trace with the marker so I had an outline to work with. I started carving the top out and just continued carving until the mum pot fit into the pumpkin.

My pot had a lip on the top of it that wasn’t doing anything but making it harder to fit into the pumpkin, so I cut the lip off the pot.

Make sure the inside of your pumpkin is dry, slide your mum into it and viola! Your very own mumkin and a cute piece of fall decor!

Helpful Hints:

  • Take your mum out of the pumpkin to water it
  • My friend told me she bleached the inside of the pumpkin to make it last longer. I chose not to bleach it. It’s up to you if you want to or not.


17 Responses to Real DIY: Pumpkin + Mum = Mumkin!

  1. I think this is such a great idea. Definitely going to do this.

  2. I am going to do it!

  3. I love fall decorations! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  4. Stephanie Kuykendall Reply

    That is the cutest thing! So creative!

  5. Stephanie Kuykendall Reply

    So creative! I’m doing this!

  6. I’m curious how long it lasted without the bleach? Thanks!

  7. Love this! Such a great idea!

  8. This is such a cool idea! I am gonna have o try it! Pinteresting now!

  9. Great idea! So cute :-)

  10. What a cute idea! I love that you included pictures, that’s really helpful! Can’t wait to try it! :)

  11. Loved this idea so much I tried it this year! :) Came out great!

  12. adorable! I definitely need to do this next year

  13. I love this one! I love mums and pumpkins, so what a combo. Plus, great naming!

  14. I did this this year, and it was such an easy, fun and inexpensive way to make my porch feel festive. I am going to do this every year.

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