When Halloween rolls around every year, you can just feel the excitement in the air. And part of that excitement is all about the decoration aspect of Halloween because what other time of year is it acceptable to fill your house with carved pumpkins and other spooky decor? The Halloween season is the perfect time for doing fun DIY crafts and just getting creative with decorations inside and outside your home. So, check out this list of fun pumpkin decorations that you’ll be dying to decorate your house with this Halloween season!
1. Painted pumpkins
If you’re the type of person to get hands-on with your decorations, get your paints out and paint your pumpkin! There are endless routes you can take when it comes to pumpkin painting, from fun designs to aesthetically pleasing patterns to truly spooky colors. Take the fun route and paint your pumpkins into donuts as shown below, or go for a simple ombre theme that matches the rest of your outdoor decor. Even if you’re not handy with painting, there are tons of simple designs out there, so you’re bound to find something you love!
2. Knitted pumpkins
Real pumpkins don’t last forever and will eventually become moldy and gross. So, to avoid this happening to you, decorate with some knitted pumpkins! These decorations are super adorable to have sitting around your house and if you’re crafty, they would be super fun to make as well! Use these knitted pumpkins as a centerpiece for your dining table, or anywhere where you’ll see them around the house! I wouldn’t recommend using these as outdoor decor because they aren’t made to get wet, but they’ll look lovely anywhere in your house!
3. Wooden pumpkins
Like I mentioned before, real pumpkins can be expensive and a pain to maintain, so opt for some wooden pumpkins! These decorations are another possible DIY project to make this fall, and it shouldn’t be too difficult at all. You’ll just need some small wooden planks of various sizes plus some sort of adhesive to stick them together to form the shape of a pumpkin. You can paint them whatever color you like, then add some little details like a ribbon to finish it off! Place these decorations inside or outside and enjoy your new little pumpkins!
4. Caramel apple pumpkin
Taking pumpkin painting a step further, here we have a super fun caramel apple pumpkin! You can do this exact design with any size pumpkin, just make sure you have all the materials you need ready to go. Once again, this decoration is pretty simple to make on your own and will be a lot of fun too! This pumpkin is perfect for a fun and quirky centerpiece for your Halloween party or to show off to trick or treaters when they come to your door!
5. Gourd candle holders
Throw out those normal old candle holders and go for something way more festive this Halloween! These pretty gourd candle holders are a perfect way to keep your Halloween decorations on the subtle side but still makes everyone who visits your home aware that you’re ready for spooky season. If you’d like to make these on your own, you’ll need to scoop out the insides of some gourds enough to fit either tea candles or candlesticks. Just make sure your candles are steady before lighting them, and you have yourself an elegant Halloween decoration!
6. Pumpkin Topiary
Outdoor plants are nice during the other 11 months, but when October rolls around, ditch that boring old topiary plant and replace it with a fun and festive pumpkin topiary! It’ll make anyone who walks by your door stop and stare because of how funny it is and who wouldn’t want that? Just grab some fake jack-o-lanterns at your local craft store, then either glue them together vertically or use a dowel to stick through the center of each pumpkin. Any normal or logical decoration goes out the door when it’s Halloween season so just have fun with it!
7. Book page pumpkin
There’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a cool autumn day, so why not combine all those great things into one Halloween decoration? This stunning book page pumpkin might be a little difficult for a DIY project, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! No matter how you get your hands on this pumpkin decoration, you’re bound to love it either way. I mean, just look at the beautiful colors and textures on this pumpkin! This piece will instantly bring some extra elegance and beauty to your home for the Halloween season and all your guests will be dying to know where you got it!
8. Mason jar lid pumpkin
Of all the uses that a Mason jar has in the world of crafting, this is probably one of the coolest. Who knew you could make a pumpkin decoration out of materials you probably already have in your home! This stunning pumpkin decoration would look great inside or outside and is simple enough that you don’t have to worry about going too overboard with the Halloween decorations. Make this decoration your own by painting it a different color or customizing it however you choose!
9. Drip pumpkins
Our next pumpkin decoration might be one of the most visually appealing I’ve seen, and you can see why! These drip pumpkins are pretty much self-explanatory if you’d like to make them yourself, all you need is a pumpkin and some paint! Go with some colors that match the rest of the decor in your house, or keep it festive with the traditional Halloween colors. You can do this on practically any size pumpkin, and no matter how it turns out, you’re bound to get tons of compliments!
10. Succulent pumpkin arrangement
Last but not least, we have a beautiful succulent pumpkin arrangement. As a lover of all plants, this decoration is definitely of favorite. It’s simple, chic, and subtle enough that you could have this decoration around your house way after Halloween is over! You don’t have to use succulents if you don’t want to, you could replace them with practically any plant that you like! These decorations are not only perfect for Halloween, but they also bring a wonderful fall ambiance to your home.