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DIY Pumpkin Projects and Crafts

These DIY pumpkin projects will add lots of seasonal decor to your home with very little cost.

I love fall. The smells and colors abound and it’s the beginning of festive holidays for the rest of the year. 

And of course it is the beginning of Everything Pumpkin Time! Metal pumpkin with words over 30 fall pumpkin decorations.

You can carve pumpkins and there are some really unusual designs out there.  But how about putting your craft skills to work and coming up with an unusual home decor project featuring pumpkins?

I recently brought out my Halloween lawn decor and decided to see what other pumpkin projects are easily done.

Some of these pumpkin projects are mine, some are from my friend’s websites and others are those from some of my favorite blogs.  Just follow the links in the picture or above the photos for details of the projects.

Wandering around the yard in the fall gives us lots of colors and natural elements that are the perfect choice for supplies to use for autumn decorating. Pumpkins, with their dark orange color, are often chosen.

Dress up Your House with one of these DIY Pumpkin Projects

These neat projects are mainly easy to do and not to expensive.  Most can be done in a free afternoon.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!Need some inspiration for fall decor? These DIY pumpkin projects will have you crafting up a storm in no time at all.

Fill an old black lantern with small mini gourds and pumpkins as well as some faux fall leaves and you have a great focal point for your fall front porch decor.Black lantern filled with leaves, pumpkins and gourds

For this project, knucklehead pumpkins are sprayed white and the stems are painted gold.

The pumpkins are placed on white board with straw under them for a really trendy look. See more about knucklehead pumpkins here.White warty pumpkins painted white with stems painted gold.

This adorable wine cork pumpkin project is super easy to do and you’ll have fun drinking the wine for it!

Wine cork pumpkins

Isn’t this pumpkin ghost cute?  I used a coloring book page, a newspaper template and some old chipboard plus paint to come up with a whole set of these for our yard. I also made a witch and a black cat as well.Pumpkin ghost

It’s hard to believe that this pretty pumpkin doormat was destined for the scrap heap before it got a make over with some spray paint. Very creative and I love he colors!

Pumpkin Doormat from

My friend Carlene at Organized Clutter is as creative as you can get. This bun warmer pumpkin is one of her latest projects.

Bun warmer pumpkin from

Are you having people over tonight and need something quick to use as a fall centerpiece? This simple pumpkin basket decor idea is perfect. It’s ready in just minutes and looks great on a dinner table.table basket with pumpkins

I have seen lots of variations on this simple Pumpkin Wreath. This pretty design is from Williams Sonoma and uses realistic-looking faux miniature pumpkins are arranged on a bed of sphagnum moss and a simple fabric bow.

pumpkin wreath with burlap from

Got an old mail box post that has seen its better days?  Transform it into these adorable scrap wood Pumpkins.  A few Dollar store decor pieces and an hour with a paint brush and they are done.scrap wood pumpkins

Pumpkins and Indian corn go together very well. The bright colors of the corn cobs make them easy to coordinate with any color of pumpkin.

Add in some contrasting candles and  you have a table decoration that is perfect for Thanksgiving. See more ideas for decorating with Indian corn here.Indian corn table display using a block candle.

These pretty velvet pumpkins are much easier to make then they look.  There is no machine stitching and they make use of materials in your yard.Velvet Pumpkins from

I love this idea.  This cute fall shadow box is just full of fall themed objects and would put your house in the holiday mood.  Carlene from Organized Clutter made her neat pumpkin plate the focus of this project.

Best of all, there is no actual crafting.  Just assemble your objects and place them in the shadow box.  autumn shadow box from organizedclutter.netFor a smaller decoration how about these?  Making polymer clay pumpkins is simple — and they make for a quick & easy Halloween decoration.  Polymer clay pumpkins from

An old black urn finds a new use in this pretty pumpkin urn decor idea.  It’s simple to put together and the pretty ceramic pumpkin looks great on top of the black urn. Nice contrast of colors!pumpkin urn from

Finishing up the round up are these lovely wired pumpkin decorations.  You can use thread, cotton or cross stitch floss. 

The shape is made using Elmer’s glue and petroleum Jelly. Yarn pumpkins from

Do you have a neat pumpkin project you would like to share with us?  Please leave a link to it in the comments below.  My favorites will be featured in a new article on the site.

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