31 Days of Fall Inspiration: Pumpkin crafts

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20  Pumpkin crafts

Today let’s talk about pumpkin crafts.  And by that I mean pumpkins made out of everything except real pumpkins.  Pumpkins made out of wood, felt, yarn, paper, burlap and more. 

How adorable is this yarn pumpkin garland from Design Improvised?

yard pumpkin garland

Burlap screams fall to me so how perfect are these burlap and book page pumpkins – made by Thinking Closet.


Here’s another version of colored and white burlap pumpkins.  And a tip for you – SAVE YOUR PUMPKIN STEMS.  Seriously, I wish I had done this last year.  Real pumpkin stems harden and will basically last forever.  And they look so real and pretty when you use them on a pumpkin craft.  So before you throw out your real pumpkins this year – cut or pull the stems off, clean and dry them and save them for crafts for next year!

colored burlap pumpkins

Ruffled felt pumpkin by Clean and Scentsible

ruffled felt pumpkins

Drop cloth pumpkin

drop cloth pumpkin

I have always loved these canning jar lid pumpkins

canning jar ring pumpkin

Dryer Duct Pumpkin by House of Hepworths

dryer duct pumpkin

Toilet paper roll pumpkins – these can be made in any color or design and are so cheap to make!  You probably already have the supplies on hand – a roll of toilet paper and a scrap of fabric. 🙂

toilet paper roll pumpkins

No-Sew shirt pumpkins

No-Sew Shirt Pumpkins

Yarn ball pumpkins by DIY Showoff


Sweater pumpkins with a cute book page leaf.

Sweater pumpkin with Book Page Leaf

Baker’s Twine Pumpkins

bakers twine pumpkins

Chicken wire pumpkin – so unique and very farmhouse style!

chicken wire pumpkin

Here’s another idea I had never seen before – concrete pumpkins. 

concrete pumpkins

Fabric pumpkins

fabric pumpkins

Jute Webbing Pumpkin by At the Picket Fence

jute webbing pumpkins

I love these next 2 wood pumpkins – this one by Marty’s Musings is made out of fence boards

fence board pumpkin

Rustic reclaimed wood pumpkins by Finding Home

reclaimed wood pumpkins


Slinky pumpkin by The Space Between Blog


Striped and polka dot 2×4 pumpkins

polka dot wood pumpkins

And last but not least, velvet pumpkins!  I adore these and want o make some DIY ones soon.  So much cheaper than the expensive store bought ones.


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  1. how fun! love those velvet ones too!
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  2. Thanks for including my “Happy Fall Y’all” Pumpkins! Love this collection and am pinning it!
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  3. thank you so much for including my slinky pumpkin in your great group! I’m having so much fun participating in the 31 days series, too!!
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  4. I’m loving your 31 days of fall series! Fall is my favorite season and I’m always looking for inspiration! Just followed on Bloglovin!! Have a great weekend.

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my burlap and book page pumpkins in this amazing round-up! Pinning!

    (P.S. Twas a joy to get to share a table with you at Haven during the painting session with Shaunna and Marian.)
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