Autumn is a great time for smaller projects that make your home feel more inviting and cozy. These DIY pumpkin decorations for fall will do just that. There are projects for the beginner all the way up to the advanced, just read the directions beforehand so you know what you're getting into. You're going to have no problem finding a project that fits your skill sets.
You can also incorporate these DIY pumpkins into your existing fall décor. They come in all different styles so you'll find something if you're looking for rustic, modern, and everything in between. Whether you're decorating inside or out, you're going to find some beautiful pumpkin decor that's going to look great in your home.
These DIY pumpkins are made out of just about every material imaginable. Whether you're looking for something made out of yarn, wood, paper, and even cookies, you're going to find it here.
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Rustic Pumpkin Stand and Wood Slice Pumpkins
A large wooden pumpkin holds smaller wood slice pumpkins in this beautiful creation. Faux fall leaves are tucked in beside the pumpkins to give it even more of a fall time feel. You'll need to break out some power tools for this fun fall project.
Rustic Pumpkin Stand and Wood Slice Pumpkins from Thistlewood Farms
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Here's a DIY pumpkin project that only requires items that you already have at home. A sock and stick are used to create the body and stem of the pumpkin. Mix it up with the sock material and color, and you'll have a whole patch of sock pumpkins. You can also use the lone socks you've been saving or splurge and buy a fall-themed or colored pair.
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White Washed Pumpkins
Do you wish you were on the beach this fall? You can at least feel like you are with this cool project from the coast. This tutorial shows you how to take an orange craft pumpkin and whitewash it to create this coastal vibe. There's also a driftwood stem added to take it a step further.
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Pumpkin Mason Jars
Here's a sweet project that's a blast to make. It starts out with a mason jar and then paints and paper are used to transform it into a pumpkin. It's a great project for the beginner crafter. Fill it with some candy and you've got a decorative treat holder that you can use yourself or give as a gift.Continue to 5 of 35 below.
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Wood Bead Pumpkin
This chic pumpkin is made out of different sizes of wooden beads. This is a creative take on a pumpkin that you won't see anywhere else. There are both written directions and photos to help you make it, so you can easily make this stylish decor piece.
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Wine Cork Pumpkins
Now here's something cute to do with all those wine corks! Use them to create the body and stem of the pumpkin. A little bit of paint and felt and you have almost instant fall decorations.
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Rustic and Modern Crochet Pumpkins
If you know how to crochet, you won't be able to resist these crochet pumpkins. The shape and color choice lends it to both modern and rustic. These would be lovely to make in a whole range of sizes. The whole project is available for free and it also includes a video tutorial.
Rustic and Modern Crochet Pumpkins from Make & Do Crew/Meg Made With Love
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DIY Yarn Pumpkins
Create a basket full of DIY yarn pumpkins that somehow makes everything feel cozier. This is a budget-friendly 5-minute project that will help you make some of the cutest fall decorations on the block. Once you make one, you won't be able to stop.Continue to 9 of 35 below.
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Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins
Here's a DIY pumpkin made out of something unique - toilet paper rolls. You'll decorate the toilet paper roll first with items like book pages or glitter. Then cut the tube into loops. Follow the directions to form the pumpkin shape and then add the stem.
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Pumpkin Concrete Decorations
These DIY pumpkin decorations are perfect for outside! They're made from concrete so they can really stand up to the elements. Use molds of different sizes to create a whole pumpkin patch. You'll be reusing these decorations for many years to come.
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Sweater Covered Pumpkin
Recycle your coziest sweater into a pretty pumpkin with this tutorial. A cinnamon stick is placed on the top for the stem. If you don't have a sweater don't let that stop you, you can recycle any piece of fabric. Depending on what sweater or fabric you use, you can create a unique look just for your home.
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DIY Pumpkin Doormat
Transform a regular doormat into something that has a more fall-time feel. This DIY pumpkin doormat is incredibly simple to make and really adds a nice touch to your front porch.Continue to 13 of 35 below.
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Wooden Block Pumpkins
You'll need to break out the hot glue gun for this DIY pumpkin decoration. It all starts with wooden blocks from the hobby store. Some paint, felt leaves, and real wooden stems later, you've got some unique fall decor.
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Popsicle Stick Pumpkins
Here's a DIY pumpkin decoration that's perfect for the kids. Patterned scrapbook paper along with popsicle sticks are used to create the pumpkin. The instructions include what prep work an adult should do before the kids dive in.
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Plastic Pumpkin Candy Bucket Topiary
This DIY pumpkin decor is a all-white topiary that goes perfect by your front door. You won't believe what the pumpkins actually started as. You can pick up most of the materials at the dollar store, making this a great project for the wallet.
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Pumpkin Oreo Balls
Why not make your pumpkin out of something sweeter? These pumpkin Oreo balls is just the pumpkin decor that you need. They taste even better than they look!Continue to 17 of 35 below.
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All Wrapped Up
There are actually 5 pumpkin decor projects here and it walks you through how to do each one. There are pumpkins made out of yarn, burlap, twine, and more. They're all made in neutral shades so they go well together.
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Rustic Pumpkin Door Hanger
Although a simple woodworking project, you will have to get out the power tools for this one. Use tongue and grove board and then create a pumpkin shape. Decorate with faux greenery and you have a very pretty pumpkin that you can hang anywhere.
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Dryer Vent Hose Pumpkin
Here's another unique DIY pumpkin decoration. This one is made out of a dryer vent hose! Some white spray paint does wonders and it's all made complete with a stick and some paper leaves. This would look great inside or out.
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Pumpkin Fruit Cups
Here's a sweet treat of a decoration. Take orange fruit cups and flip them upside down. Draw jack-o-lantern faces and add pipe cleaners for stems. What a fun treat for home or the classroom!Continue to 21 of 35 below.
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No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins
Velvet is a cozy fabric perfect for Autumn. In this less-than-10-minute project, you can create a velvet pumpkin complete with a stem. You don't have to stick with velvet fabric, the flannel looks great.
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Tree Stump Pumpkins
This project will give you some incentive to get rid of those tree stumps that have been hanging around for too long. Paint them bright orange and then decorate them with a wooden stem and raffia all tied up in a bow.
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Pottery Barn Knock-Off Metal Pumpkin
If you love the Pottery Barn look, then look no further for your DIY pumpkin decorations. These pumpkins are made out of metal giving them a chic rustic look that will look good for years to come.
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Wood Slice Pumpkins
Wood slices are painted into pumpkins and then stacked on top of each other to make the cutest, most clever fall porch decoration that you've ever seen. Turn it around and it's a snowman who's all ready for the winter months!Continue to 25 of 35 below.
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White Painted Pumpkins
This tutorial takes you through the process of taking an artificial pumpkin and painting it white. There's so much potential: dress it up and make it elegant or dress it down and make it spooky.
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This pumpkin chalkboard could be hung anywhere in your house where you might need to jot down a quick note. The printable pumpkin template is included so you can get the same shape.
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Graveyard Nightmare Pumpkin Diorama
This project takes a pumpkin and turns it to the dark side by creating a haunted house diorama. Paper bats decorate the outside of the pumpkin while the inside is painted black and features a very scary graveyard.
Graveyard Nightmare Pumpkin Diorama from A Pumpkin and A Princess
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This pumpkin garland looks great on a fireplace mantel. Styrofoam balls and yarn are used to form the pumpkins. Each pumpkin is separated by a yarn tassel in a different color.Continue to 29 of 35 below.
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Color Blocked Honeycomb Pumpkins
Pumpkins don't have to be orange, white, or any other neutral color. Make them pop by making pumpkins out of honeycomb decorations. It's easy to do and you can make as many as you like.
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Paper Pumpkin Place Cards
This project uses an electronic cutting machine to cut the pieces of the pumpkin and stem. After they're cut, you'll just need to assemble them. These make adorable place cards but could also be used for budget-friendly general fall decor.
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Embroidery Inspired Pumpkin
Take a pre-made wooden pumpkin and turn it into something special with this project. If you're looking for some non-traditional fall decor, this is a great place to start. Step-by-step directions are given so you can the same look.
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Paper Pumpkins for Fall
Here's a DIY pumpkin project that even the kids can handle. Colored paper is made into pumpkins and they're very cute. They'd look great sitting all over your home and are a great way to get the kids involved in the festivities.Continue to 33 of 35 below.
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Rustic Pumpkin Stand Baking Station
This is a wooden pumpkin that is attached to a compartment that's meant to store baking supplies. What a great way to keep everything on hand for the holidays!
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Elevate your fall decor with some burlap pumpkins. Fancy ribbons can be used to dress it up but you could add rustic touches instead if you'd like. This is a great project that uses something you probably already have on hand in your home!
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Here's a no-sew pumpkin project that takes embroidery hoops and uses them to show off some seasonal fabric. Add a green ribbon top for the stem and you have some creative little pumpkins.