Adding to or changing up your existing fall decor doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! Don’t throw away those old scratched, dented, or out-dated pumpkins from falls gone by! You can re-purpose them into new fall decor. Throw in a few styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree or the craft store, and you have all you need for new fall decor! Here are 12 easy ways to decorate a faux pumpkin!
1) Fabric Covered Pumpkins
Have you seen those cute fabric pumpkins that seem to be all over this fall? I just love them, but I don’t want to pay the price, nor do they usually match my décor. They can’t be that hard to make, right?! I thought I’d try to make some, without having to get out my sewing machine. Because if it involves sewing, it’s probably never going to get done! I took two sorry looking faux pumpkins from my stash and started creating. This is a great craft to put to use those out-dated pumpkins, thrifted pumpkins, or even pumpkins that have been dented or dinged. You can see the complete instructions here.
2) Fabric covered #2
This fabric covered pumpkin uses a styrofoam pumpkin from Dollar Tree, and 18″ of fabric, a bandana, or cloth napkin. You can make it in about 5 minutes! Click here for a video of the complete instructions.
3) Chenille Yarn Covered Pumpkin
This version also uses a styrofoam pumpkin from Dollar Tree. Just wind chenille, or other thick yarn around it, and attach a stick from your yard. It couldn’t be easier! Click here for a video of the complete instructions.
4) Decoupauge Pumpkin
How beautiful is this pumpkin by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms! This is a great way to reuse an old, dented, or dinged pumpkin! Just cover it with a pretty pattern cut out from a piece of scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge it on! You can click here to see my video instructions for my own version of this beautiful pumpkin.
5) Antiqued Pumpkin
This is another stunner that uses just a Dollar Tree styrofoam pumpkin and some paint to decorate a faux pumpkin! You could print the words out on a printer and decaupauge them on, use a Cricut, or hand letter the with a Sharpie. They look so agend and antique!
6) Braided Yarn Pumpkin
Another great pumpkin craft using the styrofoam pumpkins by Blooming DIY-ER. How cute are these! She even used wine corks for the stem! Just braid some strands of thick yarn, easy as pie! Pumpkin pie, of course! You can see the complete instructions here.
7) Braided Pumpkin #2
You are never going to guess what Southern Crush at Home used in this simple Dollar Tree pumpkin craft!!!! Do you give up? It’s a MOP HEAD from Dollar Tree!!!! This beautiful pumpkin only costs $2 to make, and you can get the pumpkin and the mop in one place. Sheer genious!!! I bet you can use this mop to make the above two yarn pumpkins also! Click here for the full instructions.
8) No-sew Shirt Sleeve Pumpkin
Got an old shirt in the closet? A few steps, and boom it’s a pumpkin! Just like the Fairy Godmother’s wand! And you don’t even need a pumpkin for this one! Just an old shirt, some fiberfill, and twine. See the complete instructions here.
9) Easy Sew Fabric Pumpkin
This one involves a little sewing , but it’s by hand, so don’t worry you don’t have to break out your sewing machine! I’m such a sucker for plaid flannel, especially for fall, and this is a great chance to add some into your fall decor. You can find the complete instructions here.
10) Distressed Dollar Tree Pumpkin
You better stock up on those styrofoam Dollar Tree pumpkins, because here’s another fabulous pumpkin craft by The Kim Six Fix! All you need is glue, craft paint, and the styro pumpkin. Don’t they look like wood! Click here for the complete instructions.
11) Fall Topiary
This may be the most creative one yet!!! This fall topiary idea by Crafty Mornings is amazing! Stack 3 trick or treat buckets on top of each other and glue. Paint any color you wish, and fill the top with florals! Taa-daa! A few minute craft that looks incredible! She also made a snowman using this method! See the complete post here.
12) Painted Pumpkins
And finally, just break out the paint! Painting pumpkins is probably the simplest and easiest way to change up your decor year after year. I’ve been doing this for several years now, oh the stories the layers of paint could tell! I sucker my kids into helping, and it’s become a tradition, like coloring Easter eggs! They know every September their crazy mom is going to drag in the tubs and tubs of pumpkins and we will have pumpkins drying all over the house for days. I use whatever paint I have on hand, or run to the craft store if I want a particular color. Last year I was into metallics, who knows what I’ll be into this year, but don’t forget that paint is such an easy way to decorate a faux pumpkin!
Remember, don’t throw away those old scratched, dented, or out-dated pumpkins from falls gone by! You can re-purpose them into new fall decor. Throw in a few styrofoam pumpkins from Dollar Tree or the craft store, and you have all you need for new fall decor! I hope you enjoyed these 12 easy ways to decorate a faux pumpkin! Comment below on which one is your favorite!