31 Days of Fall Inspiration: Decorating for Fall with Pumpkins

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Decorating for Fall with Pumpkins

We already talked about how to craft pumpkins out of other items – like pumpkins made out of fabric, dryer vents, wood, toilet paper rolls, and more.  But today let’s talk about decorating with REAL pumpkins.  As much as I love pumpkin crafts – there is nothing like the real thing! Smile

Of course you can carve them!  But think of unique and decorative ways you can carve pumpkins.  I LOVE this one by BHG!

carved pumpkin

Or another version of a scraped pumpkin by BHG.

flowered pumpkins

Here’s an easier way – yet, it is still classy and pretty!

carve pumpkins

You can decoupage some pumpkins

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Découpage Pumpkins

Or decorate them with duct tape

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Or even turn your pumpkins into a pumpkin man!  so cute!

pumpkin man

Love this pumpkin garland

pumpkin garland

Use pumpkins on your table.  So many examples in this picture – pumpkins on the table, pumpkins hanging, pumpkins on the back table used as vases, pumpkins in the vases.

pumpkins on tables

But the pumpkins on your table don’t have to be plain – why not glitter them?

glittered pumpkins

Use pumpkins as tablecloth weights

tablecloth weights

Pumpkin Place Cards

pumpkin place cards

Or make pumpkins your centerpiece by stacking them up in a lantern, under a cloche, or in an old birdcage.  Like this example from Town and Country Living.

pumpkin in birdcage

More pumpkins used to decorate your table.

pumpkin tablescape

Love the pumpkins mixed with bittersweet.

BHG Bittersweet_088

You can serve dip out of them – link for idea and recipe for pumpkin pie dip.

pumpkin pie dip

Or serve chips or any kind of food out of a pumpkin.

serve food out of pumpkins

Welcome display – in an old wheelbarrow, on a porch, in the front yard, wherever.


welcome display

Or fill a tray, tool caddy, trough or anything in your home with a mix of pumpkins and other fall things

tool caddy filled with pumpkins

I love pumpkins on candlesticks!


Pumpkin wreath

pumpkin wreath

Spray painted pumpkins and gourds

spray painted pumpkins

We will talk all about fall porches in a few days but of course decorating your porch, door, stairs and outdoors with pumpkins is a perfect way to display fall.

Porch by Unskinny Boppy

fall porch

This porch from Between Naps on the Porch

fall porch topiaries

So there is lots of ideas to decorate with pumpkins!  What is your favorite way?  Do you decorate indoors with them or outdoors or both?

Linking this post up with Nester for her annual 31 days series in October.  I have several other blog friends that are joining me writing for 31 days too – check out their blogs and topics by clicking on the buttons below.

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  1. Love all these! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Have a blessed Tuesday!

  2. Love all of these ideas!! Thanks so much for featuring my mini white pumpkins in the wire cloche. Thanks for all the inspiration!!
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