20 Insanely Cool Pumpkin Decorations That Don’t Require Actual Pumpkins
Whether you can’t get to the pumpkin patch or just don’t want a soon-to-be-rotting gourd in your home.
Book worms can turn a few old, yellowing books into a vibrant decor piece with this quick DIY. All you need is a twig from the backyard and orange spray paint.
Get the tutorial at H20 Bungalow.
A collection of woven baskets from the dollar store makes the perfect impromptu pumpkin patch. Paint ’em in your favorite fall colors, flip ’em over, then add fun details—like leaves and stems—with supplies around the house.
Get the tutorial at Dwelling Happiness.
Get your hands on an old bowling ball and make your own mouse hidehole for a charming effect. Bonus: We bet nobody will try to steal your pumpkin once they feel how heavy it is.
Get the tutorial at Prodigal Pieces.
Turn that old bandana from last year’s cowboy costume into a plush little pumpkin for your front porch. No sewing—or effort—required.
Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.
You know you’ve got plenty of mason jars lying around, so gather the lids and spray paint ’em to quickly create the perfect tablescape for festive dinners.
Get the tutorial at An Alli Event.
You can turn just about any salvage find into a pumpkin, whether it’s round or not, including an old rusted grill grate perfect for outdoor display.
Get the tutorial Homeroad.
Create your own patch of metallic pumpkins by looping together extra dryer vents, giving them an autumn-friendly paint job, and adding ribbon and grapevine for decoration.
Get the tutorial at Finding Secret Treasure.
You can find glass lanterns at most thrift stores and yard sales, so once you snag a basic builder grade fixture, turn it into a less-obviouspumpkin decoration. Don’t forget to add a tea light for a soft glow.
Get the tutorial at Our Storied Home.
Grab a glass globe or some other inexpensive light fixture from your local thrift store. That’s all you need for this glassy decoration—well, along with a little paint, a stem and leaves, of course.
Get the tutorial at Homeroad.
If you’ve got a vintage jello mold lying around, put it to good use as a mini metallic pumpkin. The rest of the supplies you can grab from your nearby toolbox—easy peasy.
Get the tutorial at Organized Clutter.
Go for a more rustic vibe in the garden with a colorful mix of pumpkins made from pallets. After all, who said pumpkins always have to be orange?
Get the tutorial at Pet Scrabbles.
Instead of storing away the extra rolls of toilet paper, turn them intofabric pumpkins. All you have to do is cover them in scarves, making them in different sizes and shapes to keep the design fresh and unique.
Get the tutorial at A Piece of Rainbow.
Put those soup cans to good use with these veneer-wrapped, shabby chic pumpkins. Line ’em across a windowsill or mantle, in between tea lights, for a fun aesthetic.
Get the tutorial at Little House of Four.
Try a different angle with wooden blocks upcycled into elegant square pumpkins. Use old toy blocks—or trim corner blocks—and corks for a festive table topper.
Get the tutorial at Average But Inspired.
Grandma’s old pot is the perfect piece to turn into a bright, round pumpkin for your mantle. If you don’t already have one that will work, check your local thrift store or antique shop for materials.
Get the tutorial at Organized Clutter.
It may look like it came straight out of Cinderella’s fairytale, but it’s really from the hardware store. Large wind turbines make the perfect base for a chic pumpkin carriage that welcomes guests to your front porch.
Get the tutorial at Hometalker.
After you’ve bought some new thick socks for the season, give your old ones a thorough wash and turn them into cozy cable-knit pumpkins you can display on the mantle.
Get the tutorial at Mom in Music City.
Turn large roof turbines and an old garden hose into rustic pumpkins perfect for lining your walkway.
Get the tutorial at Homtalker.
Who knew thrift-store salad bowls could make such interesting fall decor? Grab two wooden ones, give them a paint job, and stack together to create an instant conversation piece.
Get the tutorial at Sadie Seasongoods.
Make your own set of fluffy gourds with cut-up winter sweaters, twine, and a bucket full of beans (for filling). Play with styles and techniques until you find your favorite look.
Get the tutorial at DIY Beautify.