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15+ Ways to Make Halloween Pumpkin from Different Materials

The tradition of decorating with carved pumpkins on Halloween dates back to the celts. Pumpkins are important Halloween decorations that can be used in different ways. You can carve pumpkins to make jack-o’-lanterns or simply put them into your decoration. Whether it’s your porch, living room or bedroom, they are just perfect for the spooky festival, inaugurating the Fall season.

With modern society winding toward minimalism, people are now getting increasingly interested in easy and simple crafts that don’t require much time, money and hard work. The rule applies to pumpkin decorations too; means, people keep looking for ideas that are easy to implement and make decorating a fun family affair. 

If you’re on a hunt for such ideas, we’ve broken down quick and easy no-carve pumpkin ideas to help you accomplish just that. From wood pumpkin to paper and concrete, this list covers them all.

Keep reading to know about different DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas.  

Paper Pumpkin Craft

Papercraft is an easy and inexpensive way to make no-carve Halloween pumpkin decorations. Lia Griffith shared a tutorial to DIY a paper pumpkin that works well for Halloween and Fall. You need to cut the paper stock in a specific pattern and glue them up to make tiny pumpkins centerpieces. They can even be strung up to make a garland perfect to be placed in your living room.

Find the full tutorial here.

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DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkin

If you’re short on time and budget, you can easily make a no-carve pumpkin at home using toilet paper roll and colored fabric. You just need to wrap the toilet paper roll in fabric and secure crumpled paper bag at the top as its stem.

DIY Toilet Paper Pumpkin

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DIY Yarn Pumpkins

If you do yarn crafts, you will love this one. Just dip the yarn in glue and roll over a balloon and let it dry. People looking for a Halloween DIY that involves moderate DIY skills can try to knit or crochet to make a pumpkin. 

See full details about the crocheted pumpkin at Malloo Knits.

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Fabric, Felt and Burlap Halloween Pumpkin

Anyone can create an adorable pumpkin with fabric, burlap or felt. You just need to tie or sew one end of the fabric to create a sack and stuff it with cotton/polyfill, plastic bags, straw or old clothes. To create segments like a pumpkin, tie the stuffed bag with threads.  

See more details about the DIY project here. If you’re in a hurry, you can make a pumpkin by just cutting a circular fabric piece, stuffing and sewing it like a pumpkin.

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DIY felt pumpkin

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DIY Burlap pumpkin

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DIY Concrete Pumpkins

Create a concrete pumpkin at home in minutes – just fill an old plastic Halloween pumpkin or a silicone mold with the concrete mixture. If you’re using a pumpkin bucket, create space at the center of the planter to place a candle or plant some flowers. Let it dry and it’s ready to be placed at your front porch or stairway.

You can also make one easily by wrapping a small, fake pumpkin with concrete mix.

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DIY Wood Pumpkins

Pumpkin can be made using pallets and scrap wood. All you need is to have woodworking skills. It is upon you to represent wood like a pumpkin through cutting and painting. In a simple way, you need to mark the design and then cut it in the shape of a pumpkin. You can find a number of pallet wood Halloween decoration ideas to match your interest, skills, space, and budget.   

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Random DIY Pumpkin Ideas

Needlepoint Pumpkin

If you’re craving for unique and beautiful ideas, these pumpkins crafted using needlepoint panels are just right for you.    

Needlepoint Pumpkin

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Giant Pumpkin from Trash Bag

Make a giant pumpkin by filling up an orange trash bag with old newspaper, paper cutting, or plastic bags.

Giant Pumpkin from Trash Bag

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Wine Cork Pumpkin

Make use of all spare corks hanging around your home to create a DIY pumpkin, perfect to lift the table décor up.    

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DIY Moss Pumpkin

You need to wrap a real or fake pumpkin in moss to turn it into a cool centerpiece. 

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DIY Twine Pumpkin

Create tiny pumpkins using twine or rope. Follow the same procedure as done with yarn to create a pumpkin or follow this simple tutorial to make one in a jiffy. 

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Dryer Vent Pumpkin

Paint a piece of dryer vent in the desired color and bend it in a circular shape to make it look like a pumpkin. Stack more than one pipes to create a pumpkin topiary.

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Sock Pumpkin

You’ll need a pair of high-strength wool socks to create this no-carve pumpkin. Stuff them with cotton or polyfill and sew ridges like a pumpkin with thread.

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Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

Take some canning lids and create a circular form to secure all with a thin rope. Decorate with moss, fake leaves and tree branches.   

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

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Grapevine Pumpkin

Tie 4-5 old unused grapevine wreaths vertically with a rope and unfurl the wreaths to create a pumpkin-like shape. Add light strips for a cool look.  

DIY Grapevine Pumpkin

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Lighted Grapevine Pumpkin

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Scrubbing Pad Pumpkin

You can present scrub pads as a pumpkin in your Halloween decoration. Just add a twig as stem and a few fake leaves to complete the look.   

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