Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Fall is fast upon us and I'm sharing some of my favorite DIY pumpkin ideas that you can make for your own home! These no-carve ideas are easy and affordable!
Dollar store pumpkins updated with a neutral farmhouse look

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Hey friends, I've got some super fun DIY pumpkin ideas to share with you today! I haven't had the energy to make the pumpkin idea that's been brewing in my head (yet), but these are some of my favorite pumpkin projects that I've made over the years. I have been one TIRED mama this week! We just finished our first full week of school, and having my daughter at her 6:00 AM cross country practices every day has wiped me out! And I gave up caffeine a couple months ago...😴😴😵 Coffee how I miss you! Any other cross country mamas out there??

The Feel of Fall

Fall used to give me all the feels...crisp, chilly mornings, changing and falling leaves, the smell of school bus exhaust 😃, apple cider and pumpkin patches...and then we moved to SE Texas where Fall doesn't really exist 😶 But I can still create the feeling of Fall in my home! These DIY pumpkins are a fun and inexpensive way to add that fall feeling.

12 Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Let's dive right in to these 12 creative pumpkin projects, and I hope you'll be inspired to make one or all of them! If you click on the title it will take you directly to that pumpkin tutorial.

Thrifty Antiqued Dollar Store Pumpkins

Yep, these really are only $1 each, and they look nothing like their fluorescent beginnings!

trio of white painted dollar store pumpkins with vinyl words

Fresh Picked Pumpkins Distressed Vinyl Sign

Make the most of your die cut machine by creating your own signs to display in your home! This tutorial shows you how to distress shiny craft vinyl.

DIY farmhouse fall sign with pumpkins

Jumbo 2x4 Porch Pumpkins

Made entirely from 2x4s, these porch pumpkins are a great statement piece for the Fall!

large scale porch pumpkins made from 2x4s

Pumpkins from Sweater Sleeves

One of my most-loved projects, these sweet pumpkins are made from recycled Goodwill sweaters.

pumpkins crafted from sweater sleeves

Whitewashed Pumpkins

An easy way to soften the sometimes overly bright store-bought pumpkins, so they work in your neutral decor.

whitewashed pumpkins

.99 Cent Heirloom Pumpkins

These cheap little pumpkins are given an easy makeover for an updated look.

dollar store updated pumpkins

Painted Pumpkin Pillows

An affordably easy way to paint your own pumpkin pillows! You don't need to be an "artist" to make these, I'm including the steps for anyone to do!

DIY painted pumpkin pillow

Beach Glass Pumpkin

Just another way to recycle other people's discards for a completely unique look!

beach glass pumpkin art

Wood Slice Pumpkins

Turn wood slices into cute pumpkin decor!

wood slice pumpkins

Farmhouse Pumpkin Centerpiece

Gather all those little pumpkins and create something beautiful for your table!

Fall table centerpiece with pumpkins

T-Shirt Pumpkins

It just doesn't get any cute! Recycle old t-shirts into adorable mini pumpkins.

t-shirt pumpkin

Using Pumpkins to Transition from Fall to Christmas

See how I used pumpkins (and apples) to bridge that awkward gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas in my dining room.

dining room decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas

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collage of pumpkin projects
I hope these pumpkin ideas have you inspired to create something new for Fall! If you need more inspiration, I have all my Fall posts and DIY projects listed on this page. And I'm excited to get over my sleep deprivation and start creating some new Fall projects!

Is there anything specific you'd like to know how to make? Drop me a comment and I'll see what I can do!

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