Hello friends and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, where each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you. With October in full swing, we’re going pumpkin crazy! All over social media, you’ve probably seen influencers sharing pumpkin crafts and inexpensive look-alike projects. There are so many cute ideas out there. To jump on the pumpkin bandwagon, today I’m sharing pumpkin decorations for fall with ideas to DIY or buy!
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Easy DIY Pumpkin Decorations:
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for creative ways to decorate your home without spending a lot of money. Well, the fall season is a great time to DIY!
Basically, I try to keep my craft projects simple. So, you shouldn’t have any problems following my instructions for this easy DIY.
To match my fall dining room, I painted a few variations of blue and white pumpkins to decorate my bar cart.
With some simple craft pumpkins and paint, you can make a bunch of pumpkin decorations without spending a ton! Plus, you can coordinate the colors to match your rooms like I did.
Though sometimes, DIY isn’t always the best way to go with pumpkin decorations for fall. Take for instance, my attempt at recreating a wood-chip pumpkin from Crate and Barrel…
With just a few items to work with, this should have been an easy fall DIY. Instead of using thick wood chips, I gathered up loose bark from my birch trees. Since the bark pieces were very thin, I thought they’d be easy to glue onto the white pumpkin.
Sure, the pieces were easy to glue on but the bark just didn’t have the look I was after…
Maybe, I should have layered the pieces more. Or maybe I should have used thicker pieces… Or maybe I should have used other natural elements instead of the bark.
Either way, my Crate and Barrel knock-off pumpkin ended up looking kind of silly. In fact, after I placed the pumpkin on my fall porch, my son said, “What’s that thing?” Yeah, that pretty much sums it up…
So, this is why I never shared this “fall craft” on the blog last year! Sometimes, DIY projects are more difficult than they look. Oh – and get this…since the bark must have been dirty or something, the glue near the pine cones dried purple! Strange…especially since it started out as clear!
If you want to see what this DIY attempt was supposed to look like, check out my pumpkin shopping finds below…
Pumpkin Decoration Shopping Finds:
So, if you want to buy a wood chip pumpkin instead of creating your own, you can purchase it here.
As you can see, my DIY version wasn’t quite as nice as the store bought one. Oh well, it never hurts to try, right? Sometimes, it just makes more sense to buy instead of DIY!
If you love mini white pumpkins, these faux pumpkin vase fillers are a great decoration for fall.
Speaking of orange pumpkins, I found some very realistic orange pumpkins…
I’m guessing these pumpkins won’t be in stock for very long, especially since they’re on sale right now! They also come in sage green and white versions but I think the orange one looks the most realistic. Don’t you agree?
For even more DIY pumpkin decorations for fall, here are some finds from around the internet:
- Here’s an awesome tutorial to make your own terra cotta pumpkins!
- For a unique centerpiece, learn how to make moss covered pumpkins!
- Make your own velvet pumpkins with this tutorial!
- How pretty are these pumpkins made from sweater sleeves?!
- Learn how to make these beautiful pumpkins with rope and twine!
- Instead of paying Pottery Barn prices, make your own fluffy stuffed pumpkins!
As always, I hope all these ideas inspired you! Enjoy your weekend and all your pumpkin decorating!
- You’ll find more fun fall ideas at October Decorating Ideas – Inspiration is Everywhere!
- And for the next Saturday Spotlight, read – Kitchen Window Sill Decorating Ideas – for Every Season.
- For more pumpkin decorations, read How to Decorate with Pumpkins for Fall.
- And by the way, October 26th is National Pumpkin Day…in case you were wondering!
Are you creating your own pumpkin decorations for fall?
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