This time of year most people think about decorating with pumpkins for fall… You know, those big orange things? The ones you make into very cool Jack O’Lanterns? I have a thing for using pumpkins and gourds to decorate for fall. It really is an inspiring look that brings out the nesting instinct. Something about the harvest just kinda takes me back to our roots, and our connection with Mother Earth, right? A simpler time where home and hearth was everything? And all the textures and colors of these veggies… I love the bumpy, little bit crazy ones. They seem more organic to me. Perfect elements of nature to pile in corners, on tables used as centerpieces. Pumpkin decorations for fall…Yes, please!

Decorating with pumpkins and gourds is an easy way to bring in the spirit of the season, and can last right through Thanksgiving. So here are some great ideas we found all over the blogosphere to help you become inspired to decorate your home with these beauties, or to make a little pumpkin decor. (Take note: they aren’t all orange! This year, we’re doing white and the blue/green squashes and pumpkins at our place…)



Decorating with Pumpkins

So we’re starting out with our favorite fall pumpkin decor. These projects take just little bit of somethin’… A touch of paint, a little this, a little that… but aren’t really about decorating a pumpkin, but more like bringing out the best in the pumpkin to decorate the space. Make sense?


Succulent DIY Pumpkin Decorating Idea

Ok, if you want to make an awesome fall pumpkin decor project, then start here. This succulent pumpkin is perfect for decorating for fall, for a couple of reasons. It is dripping with texture, color and form. It is simple, yet catches your attention. And it’s easy. You don’t even have to cut into the pumpkin, therefore not spoiling it! What is this crazy black magic, you say? Well jump on over to ‘Simply Happenstance‘ and find out! BTW, you can do this with mini pumpkins too!


Silverware Pumpkin Tower

We are obsessed with this fall pumpkin decor idea from ‘BHG‘. They attached pretty vintage flatware to the front of their pumpkin tower with wire. It helps that it spells out “F.A.L.L.!” You can easily do this for your porch. This looks like something that almost anyone can do. Try your local thrift shop or antique store for vintage silverware… It’s actually pretty cheap to buy.


Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Lucy at ‘Craftberry Bush‘ shows us how to decorate with white pumpkins and gourds by making this super simple fall centerpiece!We love mixing the gourd and the mini pumpkins for contrast. And those frosty gray leaves add just enough texture to make this an incredible fall centerpiece.


Decorating with Pumpkins and Lights

Need some “light in the night” this fall? All you have to do is look at this great fall pumpkin decor by ‘Womans Day‘, and you will know what to do. :)


Fun Fall Leaf Garland

Learn how to make this pretty pumpkin and fall leaf garland with these instructions from ‘BHG‘. Hang it… oh, everywhere?


Fall Decorating with White Pumpkin – Chalkboard Project

We love this DIY pumpkin idea from ‘Just Destiny‘. Decorating with pumpkins for fall just got easy with this simple tutorial, She actually turned this into 2 pumpkins that hang on the pantry wall. Love this!


Easy Decoupage Project

Use bold print and pattern to make your pumpkins pop! These are decoupaged pumpkins for fall from ‘Miss Mustard Seed’ via ‘HGTV‘.


Glitter Pumpkin Decorating Idea

Check out the tutorial for these gorgeous glitter pumpkin decorations for fall! From ‘Mod Podge Rocks‘, these are super easy and super cute!


Fall Cloche

From ‘BHG‘, this organic take of a fall cloche could be used on any style table, or would be really fresh as a coffee table decoration for the season. This is a great idea for decorating with pumpkins for fall that take it just a little bit farther, allowing you to include nature finds, gourds or even floral picks as well.



Planter Pumpkin

From ‘HGTV‘, decorating with pumpkins takes on a whole new character when you turn your pumpkin into a planter! Use live plants like these sedums, or even but flowers.


Cute Fall Pumpkin Fireplace

Starting with a spot you might not think to decorate with pumpkins… ‘Southern Living‘ filled the fireplace full with pumpkins of different sizes and colors, and it’s awesome.


Colored Pumpkins

Tidbits‘ has tons of great ideas on using pumpkins all around your home. Where on earth did she find these amazing peach colored pumpkins! It’s like a giant ice cream cone for fall! Lots of photos to look through for ideas…


Decorating with Little Pumpkins

Jane at Home‘ used her mini pumpkins and a little eucalyptus leaf to make simple, but striking fall pumpkin decor. Super fast, and you can find eucalyptus at any craft store.


Blue Pumpkin Decor

This deliciously simple pumpkin tower is from the ‘Liz Marie Blog‘. Yep, white and blue pumpkins! Blue pumpkins are so popular now, people actually paint them that color!


Centerpiece with Flowers

Yvonne at ‘Stone Gable Blog‘ has some amazing inspiration for you. So many cute pumpkin decorating ideas here I had trouble choosing which one to show here! The following is her own pumpkin decoration for fall from her home tour. We’re kinda in hydrangea heaven here… :)


White Pumpkin Decorating for the Table

Kim from ‘Sand and Sisal‘ TOTALLY gets my fall vision of white pumpkin decor.  This pumpkin centerpiece is AMAZING!!!



Decorating with Gourds

Gourd Decorating Ideas with Candles

Want something a little different?  This is a the perfect example of how you can make a fall decorating look really warm and inviting, and budget friendly! Carve out just enough space in the gourds so the candles fit tightly. Gourd decor, courtesy ‘BHG‘.


Fall Table Decor

Decorate with pumpkins and gourds at the dining table, whether you have a big gathering or an intimate dinner. From ‘Brides‘.


Gourd Centerpiece Idea

Jennifer at ‘Town and Country Living‘ sets an amazing table, and this white pumpkin decor centerpiece is one I’m going to use as inspiration this fall. Simple but still a little rustic, easy to find burlap, a container of your choice, and an abundance of squash and gourds. So pretty! Take note: She didn’t line them up neatly in the container. They are all positioned kinda haphazardly to look like they were piled up right from the garden. That’s what makes this pumpkin & gourd decor work so well.


Create a Decorative Fall Tray

Last, from Jennifer at “Dear Lillie“… learn how to decorate with gourds this fall!  She can put together anything and make it look like a million bucks!

Love these ideas for fall pumpkin decorating? Try our post on DIY fall leaf projects or Fall Decorating Ideas : 25 Ways to Fall Cozy! Also check out our post on DIY Fall Wreath Ideas and Pretty Pumpkin Decorating Ideas over at our sister site, OhMeOhMy, and DIY Fall Front Door Decor Ideas over at TGG!

And then get a head start on the holidays with Dazzling DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations over at TGG!

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    1. Kathy Woodard November 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thx for such a great project to share with our readers Jennifer! Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Katarina - August 23, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Wow, such a wonderful and creative project! Pumpkins are the spirit of autumn and even more so when you incorporate them as a part of home decor in such an innovative manner. Love all the sparkles, bold and dark colors. Thank you so much for sharing this, I really enjoyed this blog post!

  2. Kelsey September 17, 2019 at 8:46 am

    fabulous ideas and inspiration. I love using gourds and pumpkins in my floral arrangements at this time of year.

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