I saw the idea for making inexpensive pumpkin flower containers here. I purchased two plastic pumpkins for $1 each.
I already had the paint. It originally cost $6 and is Krylon in oil rubbed bronze. Each plastic pumpkin got a quick coat of paint.
I added in a small potted mum ($1.50 each). I got some that are not yet blooming, but they will have dark red blooms. They look lovely sitting on the steps of the new house.
Not counting the paint which was left from another project, I have $5 (plus a bit of tax) in the two decorations. They will be lovely decorations to keep out for the month of October. The plastic pumpkins can go into storage at the end of the month to be used again next year.