20 Incredible Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins This Fall
There are so many reasons we can’t wait for pumpkins to come back around every fall — cooking with them, picking them out, carving them and of course, decorating with them. These incredible ideas for decorating with pumpkins this fall are so much more fun than your typical Jack-O-Lantern or plain orange pumpkin arrangement. We’ve got pumpkin decorating ideas for your indoor and outdoor spaces and even for events like weddings and baby showers. Some of these decorating options are more extensive DIY projects while others are as simple as buying a pumpkin and placing it somewhere unexpected. So check out these ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall for fresh ideas that go past Halloween pumpkins (but these ideas can be carried into Halloween, no worries).
Fall Baby Shower
Pumpkins made to match baby shower colors are the cutest way to welcome a fall baby. Get the tutorial to make these pink and white pumpkins from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
Gold Foil Pumpkins
These beautiful gold foil pumpkins will look classy any month this fall in centerpieces, on mantles, on the front steps or placed anywhere around the house. Find the how-to from Atta Girl Says.
“Mr.” and “Mrs.” painted pumpkins are an easy, cost-effective and seasonal decoration for a fall wedding. Line an outdoor aisle with pumpkins or have your guests sign a pumpkin “guest book,” too.
For the Tailgate or Football Party
For many Southerners, fall means one thing — football. So up the decorations at your tailgate or football party and paint pumpkins with your team’s logo and colors.
Fill Old Lanterns
Instead of making your pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns, stack mini pumpkins in old lanterns for an easy table-topper.
Milk Glass Pumpkins
Copy your grandmother’s milk glass with this adorable pumpkin project that will look cute anytime this fall, anywhere in the house. Learn how to do it at Spray Paint & Chardonnay.
Street Number Pumpkins
Your fall party and Thanksgiving guests can easily find your house with these cute house number pumpkins. Get the DIY how-to from At The Picket Fence.
Line the path to your front door or the perimeter of your garden, or even make a pathway to a table in the backyard for an outdoor dinner party. The DIY-level is low-effort and the result is adorable.
Fabric-Inspired Paint Job
Do you have a favorite fabric all over your house? You can make a pumpkin vase inspired by that fabric’s pattern — genius! Get the tutorial from A Thoughtful Place.
We know you love a good container garden, so add a few mini pumpkins in your hanging baskets for some fall flair.
Find Use For Random Containers
Stack some pumpkins in the magazine holder, the blanket basket, the bowl in the kitchen that you throw your keys in — anywhere. A few pumpkins of varied colors and sizes will make any space feel decorated and seasonal.
Find the teeny-tiniest pumpkins you can and decorate with them all over the house. They’ll fit in any vase or container and add a touch of fall to any surface.
Add Some Antlers
Many Southerners spend the majority of their fall at the hunting camp, so incorporate that into your fall decorating! Add some antlers to any pumpkin centerpiece or arrangement for a rustic vibe.
Fill the Fireplace
Think the fireplace is reserved for Santa to fill stockings? Not so. Fill your fireplace with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for an easy fall decoration that will cozy up your room.
Ice Bucket Challenge
This ice-bucket arrangement proves that just about anything in your house can make a beautiful container for a fall centerpiece.
Pumpkins On The Coast
Spending Thanksgiving on the water doesn’t mean your home can’t be decorated for both the season and the beach. Use white and blue pumpkins, burlap, starfish, sand dollars, driftwood and shells for beachy fall table decorations.
Get Out The Good Silver
You might not be sipping mint juleps this fall, but you can use the silver cups for cute flower and pumpkin arrangements. Make larger centerpieces with bigger pieces of silver like urns and serving bowls.
Pick The Ugly Ducklings
Even though they don’t look so great next to perfectly round, perfectly orange pumpkins, don’t be afraid of warty, misshapen or “ugly” pumpkins — they add character to arrangements and can actually look beautiful.
Stock The Stairwell
Placing a single pumpkin on each stair to line the stairwell is a no-effort fall decorating idea that will put a little autumn coziness in each step you take.
Forget The Centerpiece
Instead of going through the trouble of making an elaborate pumpkin centerpiece, place them in glass containers and cabinets for an instant fall update.