Decor, Design & DIY

Think Outside the Pumpkin

The day October hits, there is only one thing that comes to people's minds: PUMPKINS! It's always been tradition to carve Jack-O-Lanterns, display pumpkins on the front porch and bake them into delicious pies, but there are so many fun and interesting ways to style pumpkins. Since this time of year calls for elaborate holiday celebrations and all-out seasonal decor, why not try something creative? Here are five unique ways to decorate with pumpkins, whether it's for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dinner or simply to transform your home into a fall oasis.

#1. PUMPKIN VASE.

Use a hollowed-out fresh pumpkin as a vase to display seasonal blooms and fresh greenery. Place a vase inside the pumpkin to contain the water, then arrange your flowers inside. Using a pumpkin as opposed to a traditional vase instantly adds the fall-touch to your holiday tablescape.

#2. PUMPKIN TEA LIGHTS.

I don't know about you guys, but I think mini pumpkins are just so darn cute! I always want to pick up like ten of them at the pumpkin patch, and now I have the perfect use for them. Place a tea light on the top of your mini pumpkin and trace an outline, cut along the line and drop in your tea light. It's the perfect way to fill your room with a warm, festive glow.

#3. PUMPKIN BOWL.

Simply slice a round pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and fibers and place a large plastic container inside. Consider filling it with candy for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, or fill it with ice and arrange bottled drinks inside for a fun way to serve beverages at a Halloween party.

#4. PUMPKIN SIGNAGE.

Pumpkins are the perfect canvas to convey a sweet message. Whether it's a holiday greeting, a delicious fall recipe or a simple welcome sign, the options are endless with paint, glitter and some imagination!

#5. PUMPKIN TOPIARY.

Stacking 3-4 pumpkins one on top of each other makes for a beautiful topiary that adds height to your visual display. Try mixing different shapes, sizes and colors, and don't forget to add leaves, berries and other fall swag in between to create a unique look. They look great on tablescapes and especially festive in large planters on the front porch. 

Happy pumpkin crafting!! Let me know if you guys try out any of these ideas!


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