It’s that time of year again. With the onset of fall comes the ubiquity of all things pumpkin. While carving one is classic, why not think outside the box and try your hand at one of these inventive faux pumpkin DIYs? You can get creative with color, material and size to suit your decor.
Make your own fabric covered tacks from DIY buttons and thumbtacks, then use them to add a touch of whimsy and color to a faux white pumpkin.
Do you have leftover lids after canning all your summer produce? Use them to make this rustic chic pumpkin. A cinnamon stick stem is the perfect little topper.
Make this literary gourd from an old book. Simply cut through all of the pages, then glue some of them together to get the round pumpkiny effect.
With simple sewing skills, upcycle an old sweater into a set of cozy knit pumpkins. Sweaters with cable knits and ribbing add even more texture.
A quick trip to Home Depot will get you the supplies you need for this clever faux pumpkin project: a dryer vent and spray paint.
Only have a few minutes to decorate? Just stick a pine cone in the top of thrift store yarn balls and you’ve got cute little pumpkins for your tabletop.
Who said pumpkins had to be round? These mod wooden gourds are made from a 4×4 post and painted in stripes and spots.
Fancy up your fall decor with these snazzy silk pumpkins. Rich jewel-like hues are classy and perfect for fall.
Turn a cheap, plastic pumpkin into a little work of art by covering it in sequins. The sequins are stuck in place using pins, and the glittery stem adds a final touch of shimmer.
These little squashes come straight from the pantry–just flour, salt and water. Mixing in red and yellow food coloring gives them the appropriate pumpkiny hue.
This is an inspired idea for making a gourd out of greenery. This autumn decor will thrive all year long.
No sewing required to create this cute cowboy pumpkin out of a bandana. All you need is simple stuffing and wrapping.
This is a pumpkin you can pop in your mouth! This little treat is made of orange candy slices held together by toothpicks and topped off with a straw stem.
Wrap orange yarn around a hurricane glass to make this squat fuzzy pumpkin. The stem is simply a roll of jute twine stuck in the middle.
These fabric pumpkins will add a sweet smell to your fall decor via cloves or pumpkin pie spice. And you can have fun with fabrics of different colors and patterns.
This Pottery Barn knockoff is made by painting a clear glass pumpkin with Krylon Looking Glass paint, which creates a mirrored finish.
Pippa is a quilt maker and designer with a fondness for bold geometric designs and bright, colorful solid fabrics. This extends to the broader DIY realm and crafty endeavors of all sorts, particularly in home decor.