Pumpkin is perhaps the most delicious symbol of autumn, as well as an excellent material for creativity. Even children know now: the main symbol of Halloween is the pumpkin. This is not surprising, in October this particular fruit becomes the main harvest of autumn. Pumpkin soups, cereals, pumpkins at the door and on the table. A bright pumpkin that has absorbed all the colours of autumn is invariably striking. Even adults on the eve of Halloween feel a creative streak and begin to make crafts with the participation of this fruit.
A carved pumpkin with eyes and a mouth is popularly called Jack Lantern. Allegedly, he illuminates the path of evil spirits on the most terrible night of the year. According to other legends, he drives her away from home. Be that as it may, sometimes even a couple of pumpkins are enough to get the desired atmosphere and comfort. We have collected for you the most interesting decor ideas with this vegetable.
1. Pumpkin Planter
The pumpkin can be the perfect planter for exotic succulents or any other fall flowers. Repeating the decor from the photo is easy: cut out the top and remove the core of the pumpkin, fill the resulting hole with moss and lay the plants directly into it.
2. Pumpkin With Herbarium
How to dry flowers and autumn leaves – we know from childhood. But do not hide them for a long time on the pages of thick books: after a week, pressed plants can already be taken out and decorated with large pumpkins using decoupage glue.
3. Painted Pumpkins
From a distance, these pumpkins cannot be distinguished from porcelain vases with Gzhel painting. This option is ideal for those who do not want Halloween-style decor in the fall. Place the pumpkins on the table with a snow-white tablecloth and complement the composition with a seasonal bouquet.
4. Pumpkins With Applique
The decorated pumpkin can easily move from the festive table to the work table. Such a discreet design in white and gold tones will not spoil the interior of the office at all, but on the contrary, will become an interesting accent detail. All you need is glue and large shiny sequins.
5. Watercolor Pumpkins
Halloween décor doesn’t have to be creepy or dark. Watercolour pumpkins will become a bright accent in the interior and will add variety to the festive decor. It is enough to wash and dry the pumpkin, stir the paint with a drop of water and apply alternately, starting from the base of the fruit.
6. Pumpkin Candlesticks
Candles add a romantic flair to a family meal. For a festive autumn setting, replace your regular candlestick with a pumpkin. Cut off the stem of the fruit and make a small indentation for a glass bowl with candles. If there is still some room left in the hole, add moss and an ivy twig.
7. Carved Pumpkins
It seems like this pumpkin design takes a lot of effort, but it’s actually quite simple. Draw your pattern on the surface of the pumpkin with a marker, leaving enough space between the holes. Take a small drill or reamer and punch holes where needed.
8. Pumpkin Instead of an Ice Bucket
A bucket of champagne or a rose is an exquisite, but not at all necessary attribute for serving drinks. Pumpkin will perfectly replace it! Cut off the top third of the fruit, remove the core, and then place a suitable size glass or plastic bowl inside and covered with ice.
9. Pumpkins With Ribbons
If there is absolutely no time to cut stencils, paint and glue, tie a beautiful ribbon around the pumpkin’s tail. It is best to choose the colour and print of the braid by the colour scheme of the interior or the theme of the holiday.
10. Mini Pumpkins
Pick up tiny pumpkins from stores and place them all over your home for an autumnal mood. Any vases, baskets and even decorative lanterns will do.
11. Stylish Pumpkin
You can decorate the melon culture with beads, beads, rivets, sequins and buttons. With their help, you can lay out a pattern or write a message, stick around the whole pumpkin for Halloween or just a part.
12. Colorful Pumpkin
You can paint the pumpkin with all the colours of the rainbow, imitating the spreading paint, or take a white pumpkin (you can paint it orange if you don’t find white) and paint bloody smudges with red paint, write a cry for help with careless letters and leave a bloody palm print.
Pumpkin as a Halloween decor can simply be painted in a different colour or paint a whole picture on it in a mystical style.
13. Elegant Lamp
In addition to its direct purpose, such a lamp can play the role of a vase. Equip yourself with drills and drills of various sizes, cordless LED torches or glow sticks, pumpkin, duct tape, flowers, scissors and a jar. Use a felt-tip pen to mark the pattern you want to apply to the fruit.
When all the holes have been drilled and the pattern has been completed, remove the pulp from the pumpkin by cutting off the top. Place a jar filled with water inside and place a lush and unusual bouquet in it. Place glow sticks or flashlights around the jar. This decor will look spectacular in addition to the Halloween holiday.
14. Glamor Pumpkin
With the help of silver and gold paint, you can make a Halloween pumpkin a glamorous element of the holiday table. It is best to use spray paints – they fall easily, dry quickly, and have minimal risk of hand staining.
Attach openwork patterns to the painted pumpkin, wrap it in nylon, and tie a cute bow on the stem.
Make a real craft or composition from several pumpkins of different sizes. So you can make a black cat, a witch, that very Jack from the cartoon, the head of Beetlejuice with worms crawling out of his mouth and a brain from a small melon crop, put a smaller vegetable in a large pumpkin, depicting a fright on his face, or even stick an artificial skull on his face. Thus, the Halloween pumpkin decor will turn out to be very effective!
Your imagination is limited solely by the degree of your promiscuity, shyness and desire to scare guests at your party with unusual Halloween decor.
16. Pumpkin With Sequins
If you are an esthete and a pumpkin for you is primarily an interesting polygon for decorating, and Halloween is a reason to throw the most stylish party of the year, then what prevents you from decorating a pumpkin with fashionable elements? Since shiny metallic and gold are the main trends of the season this season, you can safely glue the fruit with sequins and ribbons. Your guests will appreciate the style, and pumpkins will really become decorative elements and not just fun little things for children.
17. Pastel Pumpkins
Another variation on the theme of style and beauty. Such decorations will scare only unbalanced ideas, for everyone else they will become a model of taste in your home. Incredibly gentle and harmonious pastel colours are the real trend of the season. In everything, including decor. Therefore, do not even hesitate, buy a couple of cans with paint and get creative. Laconic geometric patterns are welcome.
18. Pumpkin Flower Vase
Again, creating an unusual and beautiful piece of decor is a piece of cake. At the same time, all you need is a round fruit and, if desired, paint. With that, you get a striking vase that fits almost any decor and any type of flower. Put an autumn bouquet of dried flowers in it to preserve its beauty for as long as possible. For bouquets that can wither, there are two ways out. Or put a jar in a carved pumpkin and simply fill it with water, or strengthen the walls with varnish and pour liquid directly into the fruit without any problems.
And the pumpkin is a real canvas for creativity, no worse than a sheet of paper. If nature has deprived you of artistic talents, it does not matter. Such a thing is also an open book. In terms of pumpkins, you can write whatever your heart desires – from beautiful Halloween greetings to jokes to your friends. Another idea: give your guests personalized pumpkins as gifts. Simple and pleasant.
20. Galactic Decorations
A great variation on the theme of decorating the pumpkin and moving away from its usual shades. Galactic jewellery looks absolutely outrageous. By the way, there is nothing difficult in creating them, but this is a real anti-stress with your own hands. First, apply a few “cosmic” colours with a sponge: black, blue, purple, pink and blend them. Then use a paintbrush or toothbrush to create bright white, blue and pink star splashes. Do not paint them, pick up paints and just jerk over the fruit, creating droplets and careless placers. You can also add glitter.
21. Mice in Minks
A fun idea to scare all the guests and cause screeching among the girls. Again, it looks unusual and, if you add backlighting, it is also creepy. Clean out the pumpkin and make round holes of different diameters in it. Place toy mice in some of them. You can even make them yourself from a piece of fur and two eye beads. Mouse tails also look especially cute.
If you do not like faces and grins, but dim light is pleasant, then make stylish lamps out of pumpkins. Cutting dots or stripes evenly spaced is the simplest option and still looks stylish. And if you can create patterns, combinations and use several fruits in the same style, then the effect is guaranteed.
If you have children, then they will be delighted with such crafts. You can surprise them or do some collaborative work. First, the pumpkin is covered with a base colour (but if you make, for example, a fox, then this is not necessary, since it is already “red”), and then you just give scope to your imagination. All elements are attached with glue, it can be coloured paper or fabric. Add to this beads-eyes and a nose and your animal is ready, for the delight of the kids.
24. Ombre Pumpkin
Tired of the traditional orange and black colour scheme? Decorate your pumpkin with vibrant hues like the guys at Funkytime did.
25. Fanged Pumpkin
This decoration looks rather cute than intimidating … But, in any case, the idea of a toothy pumpkin brings a smile. Detailed instructions on how to create such a craft can be found on the Martha Stewart website.
26. Chalkboard Pumpkin
Another unusual idea is to use special paint for the blackboard, and then give the children crayons, let them decorate themselves!
27. Puffy Paint Pumpkin
Put the knives aside and get the paints! Festive pumpkins look much more interesting in a decorated form. For example, here is such a trio in stylishly selected shades.
28. Cut With a Knife
Don’t want to get dirty with paint? Then get yourself a knife and only with this tool create a real masterpiece. There are quite a few templates for carving pictures on pumpkins, but even so, you can create something truly unique and unusual to the delight of yourself and your guests. Scary faces, bats, spiders – cut out what you like.
And if you don’t have the energy or time for serious drawings and cutouts, just make any pattern from the holes (the drill will not be superfluous), and place the candles inside. Just imagine what beautiful shadows will jump on your walls.
29. Chic and Shine
A great option if you want to have a glamorous or disco Halloween party. This fun and versatile decor are sure to cheer you up and create the atmosphere you need. Take a clean and dry pumpkin, tape off the part that you want to leave intact, and spread the second with glue and sprinkle generously with sparkles. After shaking off, leave to dry and voila, the pumpkin disco ball is ready.
Do not like horror stories, but caught fire with the idea of ”pumpkin” decor? Decorate the fruit with beautiful butterflies that are unlikely to scare anyone. To decorate the pumpkin in this way, you first need to cover it with several layers of acrylic paint, and after drying, paste over the fruit with vinyl stickers depicting those same butterflies.
Imbued with the idea of Halloween and want to make a distinctive intriguing pumpkin? This can be achieved by painting it in some gloomy colour (black is always a win-win) and placing a ghost on the fruit. It can be either a drawing or a sticker. In any case, the fruit will acquire its own story, and for the most curious, you can always tell the story of how the ghost ended up trapped in a black-black pumpkin.
32. Pictures of Nails and Threads on a Pumpkin
A popular technique, but in the form of a canvas for a picture, you can choose a pumpkin. So, assign responsibilities: dad hammers nails (if you have a little creativity), mom and child make a picture out of threads. Teenagers, on the other hand, can create such a miracle themselves. Just throw in an idea.
33. Halloween Pumpkin Mesh
This is where you need old nylon tights with a pattern. You can use the option that has gone out of fashion – you don’t mind it. True, small pumpkins are needed. For large ones, an applique made of window curtains or any lace is suitable. We simply glue them with glue or double-sided tape.
Continuing the theme of appliqués… A pumpkin is a tiger when viewed from a different angle. You can cut and make a tiger from fabric and attach it to a pumpkin. Why fabric? Because the “muzzle” fits well on the vegetable.
35. Pumpkin – Count Dracula
To implement the venture, you will need two pumpkins: a large one for the body and a medium one for the head. Then it’s up to the paints. We paint and make a suit: a cloak from black fabric, and a collar from red. One trouble – you have to prove to everyone that there is definitely a pumpkin. And this is exactly the pumpkin creative.
36. Pumpkin Monster
You need to take a pumpkin, cut out the “mouth”, remove the bones and make teeth. By the way, teeth are false nails of different shapes.
37. Pumpkins in Lace
It is done instantly – the effect is amazing. You will need a pumpkin, fishnet tights, or knee-highs, or a piece of tulle, or a wicker napkin. The pumpkin can be pre-toned with spray paint. I tighten the prepared pumpkin in a circle, fix it – and put it in a place of honour.
38. Art Pumpkin
Colouring such an unusual pumpkin is not at all difficult even for a child. Apply a basic white colour to the surface of the pumpkin (use gouache or acrylic paints for work), wait for the paint to dry well.
The impressionistic pumpkin is painted with contrasting bright strokes of paint.
Spray-painted pumpkins in the style of Jason Pollock are in vogue this year.
Marble and watercolour pumpkins are also a trend. And following the link – a master class on making such.
And the easiest and most effective way to decorate a pumpkin like an artist is to stick on it multi-coloured Velcro stickers, which are sold in any stationery and in any office.
39. Mystical Heroes
What’s Halloween without a witch, vampire, or Mr Skeleton? But also cute unicorns with mermaids will come in handy.
The most Instagramming trend is pumpkins painted with shiny metallic paints. Metallic looks nice with black and white backgrounds.
Absolutely black and crimson pumpkins for minimalists and gothic lovers.
42. Pumpkin With Pompoms
A beautiful, fresh and bright way to decorate a pumpkin is an application with small pompoms.
43. Carving Pumpkins
Pumpkin can be a great interior decoration. You can make a flower vase out of it, or simply cut out a pretty face.
Get creative and use old stuff to make the Halloween symbol even spookier.
Autumn leaves, simple flowers … Literally anything can inspire you to decorate a pumpkin.
44. Crafts in the Form of Pumpkins
Sew a pumpkin with your own hands, then the decor element will look according to your tastes and will last more than one season.
Even velvet can serve as a material for the pumpkin, and it will be convenient to make the stalk, for example, from felt.
Decorate the pumpkin with fresh flowers, then your holiday will also have a spring mood.
45. Pumpkin With a Pattern
Another great idea is to decorate the pumpkin. Such decor can be done with the whole family and not worry about the garbage that may remain after cutting. Also, a pumpkin with a pattern will not be spoiled and after the holiday it can be peeled and cooked.
Any drawing looks good on a pumpkin, the main thing is that it is as simple as possible, without small details. Choose the popular patterns of this holiday: black cat, bat, angry faces, cobwebs.
46. Pumpkin Flashlight
The classic lantern pumpkin will be a great decoration for your Halloween home. You can cut out such decor by following the instructions for a pumpkin with a face, but here you can do it not according to a template. Just cut large and small holes all over the pumpkin, and then place a large, thick candle inside that will burn very brightly. Close the hole with the handle.
Put the pumpkin in a container of water, at least a few hours in advance, so that it completely covers it – this will make your flashlight last longer. You can also rub the inside of the pumpkin with cinnamon, vanilla, or nutmeg. Light a candle or a flashlight inside the pumpkin – and a wonderful aroma in the house is provided!
47. Pumpkin With Hairstyle
You can also creatively design a pumpkin by adding a funny hairstyle to its “face” from scrap materials that are available at home. The main thing is fantasy!
Insert the skewers into the pumpkin, and plant apples of different sizes and colours on them: green, red, yellow. Tie decorative straw on skewers. Or you can put on an old hat on the pumpkin, after decorating it with the appropriate “Halloween” decor.
48. Cute Pumpkins
Of course, the classic colours for Halloween are black and orange. But no one bothers to use other shades for home decoration. After all, we are not going to really scare away evil spirits, we just want to have an interesting time. Use delicate pastel colours for decoration, as well as gold and silver paints. You can paint the surface completely in an unusual colour, it will already look beautiful. Or, after the base dries, apply multi-coloured patterns to the pumpkin.
49. Emoji Pumpkin
Pumpkin emotions and emojis are the simple but fun solution that kids will love. It really looks cute and funny.
50. Glass and Jar Pumpkin
Don’t forget that a festive table can also convey a festive atmosphere. Use foods with distinctive colours and little tricks to make each meal look like Halloween. This looks really attractive and unique at Halloween Party.