Text by Bethany Adams
The iconic allure of pumpkins during autumn is undeniable—but mixing things up can make your fall décor all the more enchanting. Take a look at some of our favorite creative takes on decorating with pumpkins and put your own personal spin on this harvest-season must-have.
For a touch of whimsy, create an outdoor display with miniature pumpkins and squash in a variety of shades and patterns. Reach for some twine or ribbon and adorn your favorite tree for something fun and fanciful.
Woodland elegance abounds in this display of white and green pumpkins embellished with verdant fern fronds. Nestled into a bread bowl among pine cones and Spanish moss, they’re fit to be displayed well into winter.
Step by Step
Often overlooked when it comes to seasonal décor, your home’s staircase just may be the perfect spot to craft a creative display. Layer in your pumpkins among dried florals, eucalyptus, lanterns, or whatever speaks to you during the season.
Down the Table
If you’re creating a tablescape for an autumn gathering, consider making the runner the star of the show. Spilling over the side of the table, this version incorporates oversize pumpkins for a seasonal statement that’s sure to leave an impression. Fill in with your favorite fall florals and leaves, and accent with elements like feathers and slender branches.
Shine a Light
Ambient lighting is everything, and these tealight receptacles will contribute the perfect glow to your fall gatherings. Quick and simple to make, they’re perfect for tucking in among your other décor—like these vases fashioned from small gourds!
Elevate your fall floral arrangements with a vessel crafted from a classic Cinderella pumpkin. Place a glass container into the hollowed-out base, and craft your display with the help of favorite autumn blooms and floral foam.
Pile your miniature pumpkins together into glass jars atop a bed of moss for a terrarium-style display that fits right in among potted plants and assorted greenery. Don’t have a garden to decorate? Bring them inside to add a bit of nature-inspired charm to your cottage.
Save a Place
Want to make your dinner guests feel right at home? These creative place cards clip onto the stems of miniature pumpkins, which can then double as take-home favors. Personalize the name cards to match your table décor, or opt for tiny blackboards that can be reused for future events.
Made from foam pumpkins, strips of denim, and foraged sticks, these beauties are bursting with inspiration! Select your favorite fabric and embellishments for a spin that’s all yours, and look forward to displaying your DIY darlings every year.
For an elegant take on the traditional jack-o’-lantern, consider carving something fresh in place of a ghoulish grin. A well-designed monogram can be just the touch of sophistication your fall porch needs.
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