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 Halloween pumpkin crafts, we’ve broken down a few for you. You can make these DIY pumpkin decorations from different materials. From wood pumpkin to paper and concrete, this list covers them all.
DIY Pumpkin Decorations from Paper
Papercraft is an easy and inexpensive way to make pumpkin decorations for Halloween. 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 the crumpled paper bag at the top as its stem.
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DIY Yarn Pumpkin Decorations
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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Pumpkin made from Fabric, Felt and Burlap
Anyone can create adorable Halloween pumpkin decorations 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 Concrete Pumpkins
Create concrete pumpkin decorations 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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Wood Halloween Pumpkins
You can also make pumpkin decorations for Halloween using pallets and scrap wood. All you need is to have moderate 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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If you’re craving for unique and beautiful DIY pumpkin ideas, these pumpkins crafted using needlepoint panels are just right for you.
Giant Pumpkin from Trash Bag
Make giant Halloween pumpkin decorations by filling up orange trash bags with old newspaper, paper cutting, or plastic bags.
Wine Cork Halloween Pumpkin
Make use of all spare corks hanging around your home to create DIY pumpkin decorations, perfect to lift the table décor up.
DIY Moss Pumpkin
Making a moss pumpkin for Halloween is a simple and unique idea. You can easily make one or wrap a real or fake pumpkin in moss to turn it into a cool centerpiece. Use a wood branch for its stem.
DIY Twine Pumpkin
Create tiny pumpkin decorations 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.
Dryer Vent Halloween 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.
Sock Halloween Pumpkin Decorations
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.
DIY Pumpkin from Tin Can
Transform old tin cans into some adorable home decoration for Halloween. Just paint it in orange and use a wood stick as its stem. You can also add some ribbon sticker to complete the build.
If you have a creative hand, you can make a pumpkin by yourself using unused denim at home. You just need to glue the denim pieces over a fake or original pumpkin in a creative pattern. See the tutorial for help.
Mason Jar Lid Halloween 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. See more information at the tutorial.
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. See the tutorial here.
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. Check out the tutorial for help.