Pumpkins DIY Crafts!

Pumpkins are a perfect decoration to add to your home during the autumn season.  In addition to being a staple to doorsteps and front porches on Halloween, pumpkins are awesome to bring indoors to decorate a mantel, a dining room table or a mini bar.  
When purchasing pumpkins to carve with your family, purchase a few additional pumpkins specifically for home décor.


There are a many ways to incorporate pumpkins into seasonal home décor. Here are three simple ways to decorate with pumpkins:


1.    Pumpkin Succulent Gardens
Pumpkins have a great shape and look awesome when paired with succulent plants.

Carve your pumpkin as you would a typical Jack O'Lantern. Carved pumpkins have the same life expectancy as a floral arrangement when kept inside.  ( Approximately One Week)

 Succulent Arrangements on my DIY Cedar Plank Rug.

Succulent Arrangements on my DIY Cedar Plank Rug.

Purchase a small cluster of mini succulent plants at your local hardware or garden store. 
Group the succulents together and place the roots and a small amount of dirt in a plastic sandwich bag. 

Trim or fold the top of the sandwich bag to ensure the succulent foliage is above the bag. 
Loosely tie ribbon or twine around the sandwich bag to keep dirt from spilling out of the bag.

Place the succulents in a carved pumpkin.
Decorate the outside of the pumpkin with natural elements such as moss or twigs.
These make great host gifts or gifts for neighbors.

2.    Pumpkin Floral Arrangement
Pumpkins have a great shape and look awesome when paired with flowers.

Carve your pumpkin as you would a typical Jack O'Lantern, make sure the opening of the pumpkin is wide enough to place a vase inside. 

Carved pumpkins have the same life expectancy as a floral arrangement when kept inside.

Fill a vase with water and place inside the pumpkin.
Add fresh cut flowers to the vase.
These arrangements look beautiful on any harvest table.

3.    Pumpkin Art
Pumpkins look magical when painted.

If you don’t have time or energy to carve a pumpkin, get some paint and paint directly on the pumpkin.  Pumpkins also look great when spray painted.

 The Funniest Behind Scenes Photo Ever. Photo By: Glenn Griffin

The Funniest Behind Scenes Photo Ever. Photo By: Glenn Griffin