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

Hi, I'm Sarah. Welcome to my happy place! I'm mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart + Colorado native. Let's decorate. Or maybe go on a Target run?!

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  1. 10.8.18
    Melissa Filson said:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks again for such amazing ideas and for being one of my favorite parts of the day!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      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

  2. 10.8.18
    Becky said:

    Love the pumpkin posts. Cute at Christmas too I’ll bet! ๐Ÿ’• Have a good day Sarah. Thanks for idea.๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’•

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  3. 10.8.18
    Monique said:

    Love them! Thanks for the inspiration always ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Monique! And thanks for stopping by! xo

  4. 10.8.18
    Emily said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  5. 10.8.18
    Andrea said:

    Oh my word what a great idea! Loved this so much Sarah!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      and you so much Andrea!!

  6. 10.8.18

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh my goodness, yes!!

  7. 10.8.18
    Dacia said:

    Love these. What a cute ideas!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Dacia!!

  8. 10.8.18
    Jen said:

    Love! What a creative idea!!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you Jen!

  9. 10.8.18
    Lynda said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Yes Lynda!! Totally going to do that!

  10. 10.8.18

    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!!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Tracy!!

  11. 10.8.18
    claudia ruffini said:

    Love these. What a cute ideas!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Claudia!!

  12. 10.8.18
    Angela Servello said:

    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 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž Angela

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      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

  13. 10.8.18
    Kyla said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh wow, thank you so much Kyla!!

  14. 10.8.18
    Janna said:

    Sarah, genius idea!!! Love love love!!!โค๏ธ

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  15. 10.8.18
    Pamela Martin said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Pamela!!

  16. 10.8.18
    Allison Lundeen said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah thank you so much Allison!! xo

  17. 10.8.18
    Tara said:

    Your pumpkin stands are the cutest! Great idea!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

      Thank you so much Tara!!

  18. 10.8.18
    Lauren said:

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

  19. 10.8.18
    Debbie said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  20. 10.8.18
    Tiffany said:

    Sarah, this is brilliant! My fav part is that itโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  21. 10.8.18
    Bonnie Hipps said:

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

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  22. 10.9.18
    Kellie said:

    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!

    • 10.9.18
      Sarah said:

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

  23. 10.9.18
    Megan said:

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

    • 10.11.18
      Sarah said:

      thank you Megan!!

  24. 10.13.18
    Jamie said:

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