5 Festive & Simple DIY Pumpkin Creations
This fall, bring the festive sights of the season into your Camden apartment home with these DIY pumpkin decorations. Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or family dinners for Thanksgiving, these fun pumpkins will help make sure your home is ready for every occasion.
1. Wood Block Pumpkins
This DIY takes just a few minutes! All you need is some wood blocks (you can get wood block scraps for free at a home improvement store like The Home Depot or Lowe’s – just ask), orange paint, green ribbon, and nails.
Note: You can swap out the green ribbon for raffia or burlap ribbon and swap out the nails with a small, thick twig, and hot glue gun it to the top as your pumpkin stem.
Make several and have yourself a pumpkin patch!
Photo from onehundreddollarsamonth.com
2. Mason Jar Pumpkins
Decorate your Camden apartment with these fun mason jar pumpkins! Here is what you need for this DIY: mason jars, wood stem, orange paint (for glass), green paint, and raffia or burlap ribbon. These would look very festive on a fireplace mantel or kitchen counter.
Photo from putitinajar.com
3. Wine Cork Pumpkin
The supplies for this project may be easily accessible if you’re a fan of wine. The main thing you need? Wine corks! You will also need raffia or burlap ribbon, orange paint, and green felt. Place your completed pumpkin next to the wine bar. Your friends will love it!
Photo by mygourmetconnection.com
4. Terracotta Pot Pumpkin
Who said terracotta pots are just for plants? Turn that pot into a pumpkin! All you need is a small terracotta pot, corresponding base of pot, orange paint, coiled floral wire, and wooden knob. After you’re all done, you can use your pumpkin as a candy dish. Yum!
Photo by realhousemoms.com
5. Pumpkin Luminaries
Lighten up the night with these simple “jack-‘o-lights.” You will need clean glass baby food jars, paintbrushes, tea lights, orange tissue paper, black tissue paper, and Mod Podge (glue).
To get the orange and black tissue paper to stick smoothly to the jar, apply Mod Podge with a paintbrush to the jar and then apply the orange tissue paper. Smooth the tissue paper all around so that it is flush. Once it is dry, do the same process, but only enough Mod Podge to stick the black tissue paper to the jar. Drop in your tea light and light up the night!
Photo by metroparent.com
If you’re not sure when to start decorating, check out our blog 5 ways to know when to Start Decorating. Or, if you’re looking for other decorating ideas, check out our blog Fun and Cheap DIY Halloween Projects!
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