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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas We Love

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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If you have fall fever like we do, you've probably already picked up a few pumpkins to decorate your tables, mantles, front steps or office. Give those pumpkins an extra spark this year with fun decorating ideas that suit your personal style without breaking your bank account or taking up all of your free time.

We believe the best decorating ideas are as simple as they are functional, and these pumpkin design ideas are exactly that. Whether you prefer something feminine, kid-friendly, fun or classic, these ideas will have you finding your inner expert-crafter in no time.

Gather up the family, stock up on a variety of shapes and sizes of pumpkins and plan to spend your next day off creating beautiful pumpkin designs to decorate all the spaces you love! 

Make a Pumpkin Planter
Pumpkin planters make perfect fall decorations, and they're as easy to make as they are beautiful. You can choose to decorate the pumpkin itself, or to leave it plain. Once you have your preferred pumpkin, you'll need to select the plant to put in it. Make sure to choose a plant that can thrive in the environment you place it, then get to work carving and creating your beautiful planter with these easy instructions from The Spruce.

Dried Flower Pumpkin
This easy to create design project will leave you with a beautiful and unique pumpkin centerpiece that your guests and family members will always remember. It looks and sounds complicated, but it's actually one of the easier design ideas we love. Follow these simple instructions from Better Homes and Gardens to get started.

Monogram Pumpkin
If you prefer a more classic look to your favorite pumpkin decorations, this monogram design project will be your go-to. Easy instructions from HGTV make this idea easy enough for you to do with the kids, but leave the cutting, carving and permanent marker use to the adults in the room. 

Pumpkin Tower
We simply love this pumpkin tower design idea from Better Homes and Gardens, and we think it would look perfect on a front stoop, at a front entryway or in the corner of your apartment that needs a pop of color. These simple instructions are easy to follow and will have you making good use of your pumpkin bounty in no time!

Friendly Robot Jack-O-Lantern
This basic carving template from HGTV is designed to let your kids get involved in your pumpkin design, although we recommend leaving the cutting and carving to adults only. This friendly robot design is cute, fun and so easy to make, your kids may want to make more than one!

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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