How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Trick out your front entry for Halloween with a macabre display of old gardening hand tools

halloween planters with fake zombie hands and vintage garden tools on porch
Photo by Ian Spanier

Trick out your front entry for Halloween with a macabre display of old gardening hand tools. The result: a creepy show of hands that trick-or-treaters won't soon forget.


Steps // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters
1 ×

Fill Pot

 
Step One // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Fill Pot

filling pot with soil for halloween zombie hand planters
Photo by Ian Spanier

Fill a clay pot with potting mix, and plant ivy. Set the pot on a plant stand.

 
2 ×

Attach a Gardening Tool

 
Step Two // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Attach a Gardening Tool

using velcro tape to attach vintage gardening hand tool to hand for halloween zombie hand planters
Photo by Ian Spanier

Attach a vintage gardening tool to the fake hand with Velcro tape. (Note: Make sure the hand is pliable so that the fingers can bend to grasp the tools.)

 
3 ×

Paint The Hand Bloody

 
Step Three // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Paint The Hand Bloody

paint hand to mimic blood for halloween zombie hand planters
Photo by Ian Spanier

Paint the hand red to mimic blood.

 
4 ×

Stake The Hand

 
Step Four // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Stake The Hand

insert stake in hand for halloween zombie hand planters
Photo by Ian Spanier

Insert a stake up through the wrist of the hand.

 
5 ×

Pot The Stake and Hand

 
Step Five // How to Make Halloween Zombie Planters

Pot The Stake and Hand

inserting stake with hand into soil of pot for halloween zombie hand planters
Photo by Ian Spanier

Press the stake into the soil.

 
 
 

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