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20 Home Decor Pumpkin Crafts To Decorate Your House This Fall

September 30, 2023

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When fall rolls around, the first thing I think about is pumpkins.

Maybe because I adore the weekends we spend at the farms, picking them out of the patch.

Maybe it's because they remind me of my childhood. Jack-O-Lanterns, Charlie Brown, carved or painted faces and salted pumpkins seeds.

20 Fall Pumpkin Crafts and DIYs

Or maybe it's just their bright orange color.

Either way, from late September straight through to Thanksgiving Day, I can't get enough of their sweet, smile inducing shapes.

So it's no wonder that over the past decade, I've made more than my share of pumpkin crafts. 

Here's A Peek At My Pumpkin Crafts For Fall

None of them were expensive or difficult to make and every last one of them added a little bit of festive flair to my fall home.

Inside and out.

1. My Sweet Carved Pumpkin Planter 

This bright orange pumpkin planter is one of my favorite ways to welcome fall, and guests, into my home and add some autumn cheer to my garden.

It's a quick DIY and one that lasts for weeks with a little sunshine and water. Of course, a green thumb helps a bit, too.

Fall Outdoor Pumpkin Planter in the garden

2. A Simple White Pumpkin Wreath

This color pairing looks great on a bold colored front door.

It adds a touch of elegance and a lot of wow and all you need is 5 little pumpkins.

3. A Festive Front Door Pumpkin Flag 

You can also place a pop of color on your front door with a garden flag.

Plus, these are pumpkins squirrels can't eat. I think that might be my favorite part of this DIY.

Fall Front Porch Garden Flag Decoration

4. Elegant Painted Dollar Tree Pumpkins

Moving inside, the pumpkins aren't always orange. I gave several Dollar Tree minis a makeover with glitter and paint.

It was an easy and inexpensive way to carry a little of that white pumpkin elegance inside my home.

Elegant Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

5. Upcycled Puzzle Piece Pumpkin Frame

Dollar Tree is also a great place to pick up the supplies for a whimsical pumpkin shaped frame.

Whether you put a fun saying or a photo of a loved one inside, it's a cute addition to the season.

6. Whimsical Puzzle Piece Place Card

And when it comes time to set your Thanksgiving table, you can turn those frames into festive place cards.

Plus, your guests get to take them home, as fun little party favors.

Puzzle Piece Place Card on a Thanksgiving table setting

7. A Unique Give Thanks Pumpkin Centerpiece

The center of your Thanksgiving table deserves some flair, as well. So why not decorate a pumpkin in style, with some hot glue and paint.

You can draw flowers, dots, a turkey or add a seasonal sentiment, like I did.

Give Thanks Crafty Thanksgiving Pumpkin On Table

 8. A Handmade Painted Pumpkin Pillow

A few years ago, everyone was painting pumpkins on pillows, so I tried my hand at it. 

It's an easy DIY, even if you've never considered yourself an artist. Just draw a circle and color it it. 

DIY Hand Painted Pumpkin Pillow on a kitchen dresser with fall decor

9. Thrifted Pumpkin Cookie Jar Vase

This thrift store pumpkin showed up in perfect condition. There was no need to upcycle, makeover, create or paint it. 

And definitely no messy carving and scooping to make room for the flower. Best of all when they were gone, I could put cookies inside. 

Pumpkin Vase Floral Arrangement on table with white baby pumpkins

10. Darling Easy Knitted Pumpkins and A Painted Friend

Ok, so technically I'm sharing two pumpkin projects here.

Years ago, I learned how to knit, and I made several scarves before throwing in the towel.

However, my daughter took her lessons to the next level and whipped up these sweet orange yarn keep her sister's Jack Skellington company on my kitchen table.

Jack Skellington Pumpkin with small orange knit pumpkins

11. Glamorous Glitter Pumpkin

Since we didn't paint all of our pumpkins for Halloween, I had a few leftovers and when it came to Thanksgiving, I decided to add them to my table, as well.

This time I used glitter instead of paint and hot glue. My photos didn't catch their true sparkle, but trust me, in real life, they were fabulous.

How To DIY A Glitter Pumpkin for Thanksgiving Centerpiece

12. Custom Floral Decoupage Pumpkins

Decoupage pumpkins are always another big hit in the DIY world. You can decorate orange or white ones, brown, green or yellow and real or faux varieties with anything you wish.

Match your decor with blue toile, red roses or sunflowers. The choices are endless with this easy craft.

Decoupage Pumpkin For Fall

13. Knock Off Lighted Glass Pumpkin Jar

My glass pumpkin jar was another thrifted find and a high end knock off, one that sparkles with simplicity.

A strand of light was all it took and I had instant ambiance.

Glass Pumpkin Lit on Table with cancles

14. Scrapbook Burlap Pumpkin Banner

Banners are one of my all time favorite ways to decorate for the holidays and this pumpkin one took mere minutes to make.

I just cut out the pumpkins, added some trim and glued it onto the burlap. Gosh, I love quick decor.

Burlap Pumpkin Banner For Fall

15. Junkie Thrifted Glass Pumpkin Upcycle

These pumpkins are a little out of the box, but when I spotted the amber glass in the shop, I knew what they could be.

And aren't they darling? I just adore the way they look lit up at night, that warm glow was totally worth the buck I paid.

DIY Pumpkin Decor on a fireplace mantel

16. Easy Embroidered Pumpkin

Fabric crafts are super relaxing. I love sitting next to the fire or in front of a good movie, stitching away.

So when someone challenged me to try my hand at embroidery, I thought why not. Turns out, it wasn't hard at all, and if I can do, so can you!

Give Thanks Yarn Embroidery  in black frame with pumpkins

17. Curbside Fan Blade Jack-O-Lantern

Trash to treasure crafts are my specialty. I love taking something from the curb and turning it into a piece of art to decorate my home.

When I found a few old ceiling fan blades at the curb, I immediately knew they'd make great Halloween decor.

18. Crafty Splatter Screen Fall Wreath

Now, the next two pumpkin crafts are decorated with pumpkins, using paper napkins I found in a shop.

First up is a Dollar Tree splatter screen that I challenged myself to use to make a creative decor piece.

And I have to say, it may be a little quirky, but it's one of my all time favorite DIYs.

Dollar Store Harvest Wreath For Fall hanging on stone fireplace

19. A Useful Pumpkin Cutting Board Makeover

I also thought a glass cutting board would be the perfect place to showcase that lovely paper pumpkin patch again.

Plus, this one doubles as decor and a useful holiday helper. Since the decoupage is on the back, the top of the cutting board is safe for your table.

Not back for a buck.

Fall Kitchen Decor Glass Cutting Board Makeover Exquisitely Unremarkable

20. Rustic Stenciled Wooden Pumpkin

Last on the list is a wooden pumpkin transformation. A "J" monogrammed Dollar Tree shape didn't belong in a house full of "K" names.

Instead, I stained and stenciled it, making it a more fitting piece to display all season long.

Harvest Pumpkin Sign On a table with pumpkins

Well, there you go.

Lots of pumpkin crafts. 

Hopefully, one of them caught your eye and inspires you to get creative and make some of your own.

And frankly, I may be joining you.

Because, after all, you can never have too many pumpkins in fall.


Which pumpkin would you make?

Happy Crafting, Friends!

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  1. All your pumpkin ideas are wonderful. We still feel like summer this weekend but hopefully soon we will get the crisp days of fall. Have a good weekend. Hugs. Kris

    1. Thanks Kris and boy am I jealous of your lovely summer-like weather. We have been trapped under torrential rain clouds for over a week now and it's getting very old. I may need a few more of the sunflower pumpkins to ease the pain! Haha!! Happy Weekend!

  2. So many cute pumpkins! I think my favorite is the Give Thanks one!

    1. Thanks so much, Mari! That one was so fun to make.

  3. All so beautiful, but I think that pumpkin puzzle place card has stolen my heart!! I love that!!

    1. That's so much, Mandy! Isn't that one sweet? Came right out of my old kindergarten plan book.

  4. Wow these are fantastic! I was just making a feel today about decorating for fall and I thought, “Am I using too many pumpkins?”
    Never! Haha

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel!! I'm definitely in camp, never too many pumpkins and I'm so glad to hear that I'm in good company!!

  5. My favorites are the splatter guard and the glass cutting board - love that napkin pattern! You HAVE been under some serious rain lately!! I'll trade you...we're looking at the next few days in the 80's! I'm still puttering around with fall decor, but you've certainly given me some inspiration!

  6. What fabulous ideas, Kim!!! I actually made a decoupaged leopard pumpkin several years ago. Thank you for all your inspiration! ๐Ÿงก

    1. Thanks so much, Kitty!! Decoupaged pumpkins are classics and your sounds like it's a real fashion statement! I love the sound of a leopard pumpkin. How fun!!

  7. So many adorable ideas!!! I love the painted pillow cover!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I love that one too, although, I think now I could paint a much better pumpkin. I might have to try it again...maybe this time in white on a color!

  8. Hello my Charlie Brown loving friend... I just visited our favorite little pumpkin stand and bought two pumpkins. :-) My friend Khristeen grows pumpkins and this season she grew black pumpkins. She gave me one, I will share soon on the blog.
    I enjoyed this pumpkin loving post... a favorite Linus line in The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown ... "You didn't tell me you were going to kill it!!!"
    Love, Carla

  9. Kim, you have made so many pumpkin crafts over the years and I love them all! Happy October.

  10. HI Kim Sharing on The Weekend Edit! Happy Wednesday! laura Everyday Edits

  11. HI Kim Sharing on the Weekend Edit. Not sure my first comment stuck! laura Everyday Edits

  12. Kim,
    So many great ideas!! Love the fan blade pumpkin!! Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!!