Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand

Wait, how is it Monday already?! Seriously, that weekend flew by. Anyone else feel that way? Gah. I want a do-over. I’m not ready for Monday. Actually I shouldn’t say that because it’s an exciting week around here. The window in our kids’ room is going in this week. Yaaaaaay! I can’t wait to share more of that process with you guys, but today is also fun because I’m joining a group of bloggers for a little fall inspired blog hop. And since I haven’t shared a good ol’ fashioned DIY project in a while I figured today would be a good day for it. This project is super snazzy because it involves a pair of vintage porch posts that my parents found at an auction a few years ago. I loved them, but I honestly couldn’t figure out what to do with them because these suckers are HUGE. So they were tucked away in storage, just living a sad little life. Until today that is! We pulled them out, grabbed the saw and turned them into the easiest DIY vintage pumpkin stands. Here’s a before shot of one of the posts:

Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.

Cool, right? It’s obviously huge and I was stumped on what to do with it for the longest time. But I was at an antique store recently when I saw small sections of a large spindle that were being used to hold pumpkins and candles. I almost bought them, until I realized I could make my own with these giant old posts. So that’s what we did!

Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.

This literally took all of 10 minutes, if that. My husband simply used a skilsaw to cut the posts into sections. I wanted them to be different heights, so we made sure to cut them all at varying lengths. And that was it. Badda boom, badda bing! DONE. Here’s how they look now:

Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins. Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins. Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins. Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.

Aren’t those the cutest little pumpkin stands you ever did see?! The thing I love most about them is they’re not only the perfect size to hold mini pumpkins, but each post is different and unique. None of them match, which I think is kinda cool. Plus you just can’t go wrong with chippy white paint, right?! Right.


Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.

Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.
Easy DIY Vintage Pumpkin Stand. Easy fall decor idea using a vintage porch posts to hold mini pumpkins.

You guys know I love repurposing vintage finds and I think this is definitely one of my favorite repurpose-y type projects yet. And I gotta say, it feels good to know that I finally used those posts for something after they were left in storage for years. No more sad life for them! They’re great for these little pumpkins, but I also think these would work for holding candles or even as vintage book ends. They’re also hollow, so I could even use them as little “vases” with a few faux flowers or some greenery. So many possibilities–I can’t wait to use these around the house!

Thank you soooooo much for stopping by and spending part of your day here with me. I’d love to hear what you think of these pumpkin stands. And if you have a few extra minutes, be sure to hoppity-hop on over to these other great blogs for more fall inspired ideas:

Gratefully Vintage, Pine and Prospect Home, The Picket Fences, Julie Warnock Interiors

Proverbs 31 Girl, Mindfully Gray, Joyfully Rooted, Yellow Prairie Interiors 

Our Signature Swag, Texas Sized Home 

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54 Comments

  1. Melissa Filson wrote:

    So cute!!! I’ve seen old posts like these at antique stores and like you I wasn’t sure what I could use them for! Now I know!!! Pumpkins, candles, greenery, or even your DIY lamp which I love by the way 😊 Thanks again for such amazing ideas and for being one of my favorite parts of the day!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! I totally forgot about that lamp we made with one of these giant posts! You’ve been around a long time to remember that one Melissa. Thank you so much! xoxo

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  2. Becky wrote:

    Love the pumpkin posts. Cute at Christmas too I’ll bet! 💕 Have a good day Sarah. Thanks for idea.🎃🎃🎃🎃🍁🍁🍁💕

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes totally! I’ll definitely use them at Christmas!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  3. Monique wrote:

    Love them! Thanks for the inspiration always 🙂

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Monique! And thanks for stopping by! xo

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  4. Emily wrote:

    What a neat idea! They would make pretty candle holders too. Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes totally!! So many fun uses for these. Thanks for stopping by Emily!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  5. Andrea wrote:

    Oh my word what a great idea! Loved this so much Sarah!! 🙂

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      and you so much Andrea!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  6. Yes for Christmas with small flux Christmas trees, maybe a Red bow tied around them. You are so good!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh my goodness, yes!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  7. Dacia wrote:

    Love these. What a cute ideas!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Dacia!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  8. Jen wrote:

    Love! What a creative idea!!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Jen!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  9. Lynda wrote:

    I LOVE these! I could see them with tiny little Christmas trees, too! Great idea!!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes Lynda!! Totally going to do that!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  10. Sarah!!! Oh my gosh, what a great idea!! I love how they turned out! I totally need to steal this idea! Have a great day girlie!!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Tracy!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  11. claudia ruffini wrote:

    Love these. What a cute ideas!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Claudia!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  12. Angela Servello wrote:

    What a great idea! I love them. You are so blessed to have parents who love what you love. Through your posts, you’ve mentioned many times that your parents have found really awesome pieces for you. You are very lucky. Have a blessed day 🙏💞 Angela

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! I am so lucky. My mom has the same appreciation for antiques, so she really enjoys hunting down treasures for me!! Thanks for stopping by Angela. xo

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  13. Kyla wrote:

    I love this, Sarah! Such a creative way to display pumpkins! I think this is my favorite fall decor post of your yet!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh wow, thank you so much Kyla!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  14. Janna wrote:

    Sarah, genius idea!!! Love love love!!!❤️

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Janna!! So fun to do this blog hop with you!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  15. Pamela Martin wrote:

    Totally in love with them. Great job.
    *Smiles*

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Pamela!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  16. Allison Lundeen wrote:

    This is genius! And your mantle is to die for. Thanks for the fun tutorial!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Ah thank you so much Allison!! xo

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  17. Tara wrote:

    Your pumpkin stands are the cutest! Great idea!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Tara!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  18. Lauren wrote:

    This is such a creative idea! Love how you’ve repurposed these into something you can use every year!!

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
  19. Debbie wrote:

    That’s amazing!! Who would have thought to use them for that! What a great idea. So inspiring! I’m going to keep my eyes open for some spindles! The possibilities are endless . The mantle looks beautiful.

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! I hope you can find some Debbie. They can be used in so many fun ways!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  20. Tiffany wrote:

    Sarah, this is brilliant! My fav part is that it’s simple and pretty all at the same time! Loved your post! And just reading it made me miss your sweet positive self! So glad we were in the hop together! 😘

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw thanks girl. Miss you too!! And so glad we could do this together!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  21. Bonnie Hipps wrote:

    You have the coolest ideas. I am glad I found your site.

    Posted 10.8.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      aw thank you Bonnie, so glad you found my blog too!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  22. Kellie wrote:

    You’ve done it again!! Such a beautiful project that is doable! Love all the photos they are so pretty and your mantle looks so pretty for fall. It was fun to blog hop with you, my friend!

    Posted 10.9.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks girl! So much fun to do this little blog hop with you!!

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply
  23. Megan wrote:

    What a genius way to repurpose that post!! I love that they each have their own character. Fab DIY!

    Posted 10.9.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Megan!!

      Posted 10.11.18 Reply
  24. Jamie wrote:

    This is such a great idea!! So much inspiration in your posts!

    Posted 10.13.18 Reply

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