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15+ DIY Pumpkin Craft Ideas

Decorating for fall? Looking for some great DIY Pumpkin Craft Ideas? This is the list for you! From fabric pumpkins to glitter pumpkins, sock pumpkins to washi tape pumpkins, I’ve included a variety of projects that are perfect for fall craft nights or creative afternoons.

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A collage of decorated craft pumpkins with the words, "15 Easy & Fun Pumpkin Craft Ideas".

Crafting your own seasonal home décor allows you to customize your décor throughout your home. You are in charge of choosing styles, colors, and patterns that you love.

It’s also a great way to save money. My sock pumpkins for instance can be totally free depending on the supplies you already have on hand. And embellishing fake pumpkins can give you show-stopping pumpkins at a fraction of the cost of fancier store-bought options.

I also love using projects like these pumpkin crafts for fall craft nights or parties. Many of these tutorials could also be used with kids or teens for keeping busy during the cold months.

What Supplies Do I Need to Make These Pumpkins?

I’ve included a large variety of pumpkin tutorials and noted a few of the key supplies necessary for most projects, so you can pick the ones that best fit what you are looking for.

Wrapping gold washi tape around a white foam pumpkin.

A lot of the projects utilize store-bought pumpkins and customize them with yarn, paint, or other techniques to make something a little more special. Others use fabric scraps (and even re-claimed pumpkin stems!) to make custom pumpkins.

DIY Pumpkin Craft Ideas

I know you’ll love these creative tutorials for DIY pumpkins. Use your creations to decorate your desk, your home, or anywhere else for fall. Enjoy!

DIY Sock Pumpkins

Grab a pair of cozy socks (old or new is just fine!) and cut and sew them into these mini sock pumpkins. Foraged twigs from the yard make up the stems.

Supplies include: socks, poly fiber stuffing, twigs, and sewing supplies.

DIY pumpkins made from socks arranged in a metal basket.

Chalk Painted Pumpkins Craft

I couldn’t make a roundup of pumpkin tutorials without including a favorite of mine: chalk painted pumpkins. Craft store or dollar store pumpkins are transformed with layers of pretty chalk paint. I finished these ones off with a shimmery spray paint that adds a little something extra!

You’ll need: chalk paints, spray paints, craft pumpkins (see tutorial for details).

A light blue faux pumpkin and DIY sock pumpkins.

DIY Porcelain Pumpkins

This clever tutorial from Cindy at DIY Beautify shows how to transform dollar store pumpkins in blue-and-white porcelain pumpkins.

A few of the supplies you’ll need include: craft pumpkins, paper napkins, Mod Podge, and a special spray paint that’ll give that porcelain look.

Blue and white DIY porcelain pumpkins on stands.

DIY Monogram Glitter Pumpkin

Meredith at Unoriginal Mom used a Silhouette Machine to make this pretty monogram pumpkin, but you can also trace the monogram by hand so you don’t need a special machine to make this one!

Supplies include: Double-sided adhesive sheet, a store-bought pumpkin, and glitter.

Easy pumpkin craft of a white pumpkin with a glitter monogram.

Paper Pumpkins

Aren’t these Paper Pumpkins from Heart Filled Spaces just gorgeous? They fit an LED light so they have the prettiest fall glow.

Supplies you will need for this project include: a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker with tools, a paper quilling tool, glue, cardstock, vellum, and optional LED lights.

Silhouette paper pumpkins with lights inside.

Drop Cloth Pumpkins

Making drop cloth curtains or another drop cloth project? Use the scraps to make these sweet farmhouse style pumpkins. The tutorial works with nearly any kind of fabric, so don’t hesitate to experiment!

Some of the supplies you’ll need: A large needle for sewing the pumpkin grooves, a twig for the stem, and fabric.

DIY drop cloth pumpkins in a wire basket.

Velvet Pumpkins

These elegant Velvet Pumpkins are made with real pumpkin stems. A beautiful tutorial from Sarah at She Holds Dearly.

To make these pumpkins you’ll need: velvet fabric, sewing supplies, and pumpkin stems for starters.

Two velvet pumpkins with white pitchers in the background.

Ticking Stripe Pumpkins

These mini ticking stripe pumpkins are made the same way as my drop cloth pumpkins, but with ticking strip fabric! Customize the size as you like.

Some of the supplies you’ll need: A large needle for sewing the pumpkin grooves, a twig for the stem, and fabric.

Ticking stripe and linen pumpkins on a white wooden surface.

Rae Dunn Style Pumpkins

These Rae Dunn Style Pumpkins from Hunny I’m Home DIY are a dollar store makeover craft and aren’t they cute?!

You’ll need some faux pumpkins, white craft/chalk paint, a cutting machine and vinyl.

Decorative pumpkins painted white with letters added reading, "Blessed", and "Fall".

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins

Here I tried out the popular DIY and offered a few tips and tricks to make yarn wrapped pumpkins just a little easier.

A white yarn pumpkin with a faux metallic stem.

Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins (NO Styrofoam)

I also wanted to try making yarn pumpkins completely from scratch–and avoid the messy Styrofoam. This tutorial was the finished product and I love how easy these are to make!

Yarn wrapped pumpkins with wooden stems and lace detail.

DIY Rope Pumpkins

These DIY Rope Pumpkins from It’s Always Autumn use paper plates and rope from the dollar store. What a great craft idea!

Rope formed into DIY pumpkins decorated with stems and black-and-white ribbon bows.

Milk Paint Paint Pumpkins

Use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint + Bonding Agent and white wax to create these pretty soft-colored milk paint pumpkins.

Use: white store-bought pumpkins, milk paint in various colors, bonding agent, and white wax.

A light blue pumpkin painted with milk paint.

Toilet Paper Sweater Pumpkins Craft

Can you believe these cute knit pumpkins from It’s Always Autumn start out with toilet paper rolls? Try toilet paper sweater pumpkins for a super quick fall décor DIY.

This pumpkin craft requires: a roll of toilet paper (don’t worry you can still use the roll once you’re done with your fall décor!), a nice stretchy sweater in your favorite fall color, and a few other odds and ends.

An easy pumpkin craft idea with a toilet paper roll covered in orange knit fabric and topped with a twig stem.

Washi Tape Pumpkins

Use store-bought foam pumpkins (these white ones were from Hobby Lobby) and thin washi tapes for a unique pumpkin decorating idea. These washi tape pumpkins are great for kids too!

You’ll mostly just need small craft pumpkins and thin rolls of washi tape for this one!

White faux pumpkins decorated with thin washi tape and arranged in a metal basket.

Concrete Pumpkins

If you are looking for something a little more neutral, try these creative Concrete Pumpkins from Ashley at Cherished Bliss.

This craft uses a paint that imitates concrete, fake pumpkins, and a few other things too.

Two DIY gray concrete pumpkins with metallic stems.

Paint Pouring Pumpkins

Have you tried paint pouring yet? This creative technique works to create stylish pumpkins in Country Peony’s Paint Pouring Pumpkins tutorial. The hardest part might be waiting for them to dry!

Supplies include: a paint pouring kit and faux pumpkins.

Two pink paint poured pumpkins on a wooden bench.

DIY Bundt Cake Pan Pumpkins

I love finding uses for cool thrifted items and these clever pumpkins from Lauren at Bless’er House are one of my favs. Use mini Bundt cake pans and spray paint to make these cute little pumpkins!

Supplies include: Thrifted Bundt pans (mini) and spray paint.

A fall tablescape with pumpkins made from Bundt pans and a wire basket.

Herringbone Pumpkins

These beautiful Herringbone Pumpkins from Lovely Indeed make for sophisticated fall décor–and they are easy too. Just use white pumpkins from the craft store and paint pens.

White pumpkins with herringbone designs drawn on with paint markers.

DIY Sweater Pumpkins

Use old sweaters (hunting for good ones at thrift stores is so fun!) to create these pretty sweater pumpkins. Customize them by getting creative with the colors, patterns, and even the pumpkin stems that you choose.

Pink and light purple sweater pumpkins decorated with lace, pumpkin stems, and wooden finial stems.

Alcohol Ink Pumpkins

These bright alcohol ink pumpkins from a Beautiful Mess are a colorful fall craft. This pumpkin craft starts with faux pumpkins and alcohol ink–and you get to spatter them with gold paint when you are finished.

Bright pink and purple alcohol ink pumpkins with gold spatters.

Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough

This last craft isn’t exactly a pumpkin per se, but it is filled with pumpkin spice! Use Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough, a variation on classic salt dough, to create all manner of fall crafts. Ornaments, garlands, gift tags, you name it. Grab a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter and even make little pumpkins to decorate! A great fall craft with kids.

Salt dough house shapes decorated with white puffy paint.

Which pumpkins are your favorites? I hope you enjoyed this roundup of some of my favorite pumpkin craft ideas! If you have any to add to the list, I’d love to hear about them.
Happy crafting! ~Ellen

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