Planters from Lowe's Hardware Store approximately $11.00 each.
Cheap Wally World (Walmart) Pumpkins $3.00 each.
Found Pine Cones (yes, literally pulled over and collected). Free.
Bag of Gourds Wally World $9.00 split between all 3.
$17.00 each. Not bad. FYI you could totally skip the gourds. Use fall leaves, paint some pine cones, tuck in some faux fall flowers.
When it is time to carve the pumpkins, it gives them a nice little place to rest and be seen.