Decorating with Pumpkins

Posted on September 15th, 2020

Oh my gourd, pumpkins are here! That means it’s time to get decorating for fall! To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to use pumpkins inside and out this season.

 

Traditional Carving

Okay, we can’t have an article about decorating with pumpkins without mentioning pumpkin carving. Carving is a classic fall activity, but if you want to mix things up, try using one of our “funky” pumpkins for something with extra personality.

 

Floral Pumpkins

This easy fall DIY combines two of our favorite things: flowers and pumpkins. Simply drill holes into the pumpkin and add some of your favorite flowers from around the yard.

 

Botanical Pumpkins

These decoupaged pumpkins feature leaves and flowers pulled right from your garden or yard. This activity is great for the whole family (especially if you’re looking for a knife-free alternative to carving). Pro tip: When choosing a pumpkin and plants look for smoother pumpkins, and thinner, pliable plant material (ferns work really well). Try to avoid stiff, waxy leaves.

 

Add Height By Stacking

We love pumpkin towers! If you’re short on time, or don’t want to carve, this is the perfect solution for decorating your front stoop. Add a stack to either side of your door, and combine with a potted mum for instant fall charm.

 

Tablescaping with Pumpkins

Get creative with fall decorating by including pumpkins and gourds as part of your table setting. You can create a centerpiece in the center of the table, or even write place settings directly on smaller Jack-Be-Littles. Mix and match with plants and other natural elements for a beautiful sophisticated setting. The sky’s the limit!

 

Layer With Other Fall Favorites

To have your front stoop be the envy of the neighborhood, create a layered look with your pumpkins by combining with hay bales, corn stalks, mums, pansies and all of your favorite fall decorations. Mix heights, colors and textures for a space that really pops.

 

Repurpose Urns and Pots

Are your summer containers looking a little sad? Rather than put those planters away for the season, use them to elevate a pumpkin stack for extra drama.

 

Pumpkin Succulents

Give your pumpkins a classy look by combining your pumpkins with succulents. This option makes great centerpieces, and are sure to stand out!

 

Pumpkin Man

For something a little different and slightly more ambitious, stake together several pumpkins and gourds to create a whimsical fall pumpkin man! Have fun and try adding in a straw hat or other accessories.

 

Think Outside the Box

With fall decorating there are no rules! We love that you can repurpose items found around your home and use them in a new way. Here we’ve repurposed a small planter, added in some Jack-Be-Littles and snipped off a branch from a nearby hydrangea for a unique fall look. Sometimes all you need to do is look around your house or yard to be inspired. So get out there, and enjoy decorating!