10 Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins

Pumpkin week continues with 10 decorating ideas with pumpkins.  For these 10 decorating ideas, only REAL pumpkins were used.  I like real pumpkins as I find the plastic ones often look, well, plastic. But, there are some nice plastic ones if you keep your eye out for them. The other thing is that once Fall is over we throw them in the compost pile and don’t have to store them in our house!

1. Stack ’em up!

I just love this look! You need 3 different size pumpkins. They will need to be of the flatter variety so you can stack them up! You can imagine the round jack o’ lanterns won’t work because they are too round. You could do all white, all red-orange, all blue, or mix it up! I added some faux Fall foliage to the bottom and stacked them on top of the anduze vase!

Ideas for decorating with pumpkins

2. Put them inside a lantern
I’m sure most of us have lanterns… remove the candle from inside and stack them inside!! Doesn’t it look super cute??

3. Arrange them in a bowl
I *just* got this antique dough bowl yesterday (!!) and filled it up with pumpkins. I will have a full post on it later… but this dough bowl is BIG. So I stacked a whole bunch in it! If you don’t have a dough bowl, you could always just take the largest bowl in your house and arrange pumpkins in it too!

4. Use them in your table setting
Place individual mini pumpkins on your table setting… you can use them for name card holders too. You could just add a little ribbon with someones name or lean the place card up against the little pumpkin!

5. Line them in a hallway
We happen to have our hallway with a ledge separating the rooms… but you could always line them on the floor too!

6. Stack them outside in and around garden statues!
Now this picture is actually from a garden shop, but I thought it was super cute! You could put them in your bird bath!

7. Place them in a tiered cake stand or rack
This is really easy to do… just place them on a tiered rack. You don’t need that many to get a Fall look!

8. Put one in a tea cup!

I am sure you have some teacups displayed somewhere in your house… take a mini pumpkin and rest it carefully inside! Instant Fall!

9. Stack them in boxes!
To make it look more full, put a filler under them like pine cones or crumpled newspaper… that way it looks like you filled the whole box but in reality it’s only a small layer on top!

10. Put them ANYWHERE!
The great thing about these mini-pumpkins is this: you can really put them anywhere. These are in my bathroom in the poor quality picture below (as you can imagine, the bathroom doesn’t have the best lighting in the house). If you take 3 pumpkins and put them in a corner it really adds Fall to any room.  This for vignette for me is free as I grew these pumpkins. But if you didn’t grow your own, they cost between 50 cents to $1 in the store, so this really is your cheapest option for Fall decorating!

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  1. September 15, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Okay BRILLIANT! Our wedding is October 10th and pumpkins are a major part of the decor. We also bought some lanterns…but didn't think of filling the lanterns with pumpkins! Might have to do that!

    • September 15, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Oh! Pumpkins in the lantern would look super cute at a wedding!!! I'm wondering if you laid them flat enough on top if you could put a faux candle on top?

  2. September 15, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I think pumpkins are beautiful little works of art. We don't have them in our stores yet but I am sure looking forward to them. 🙂

    • September 15, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      They should be coming to the stores soon! I grew most of mine and they were ready for picking this past week! I agree they are cute!

  3. September 15, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I love that dough bowl filled with pumpkins and gourds! Simple, but festive!

    • September 15, 2015 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you! I like it too, it's new so I keep staring at it!

  4. September 17, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Great ideas! Love the little pumpkins in the bird bath, and your stacked pumpkins look so pretty..

    • September 17, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you! Aren't the bird bath pumpkins great? Saw them at a garden store!

  5. September 17, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    What great ideas. I saw pumpkins on sale today. Going back tomorrow. I'd love you to come over and share this at The Fabulous Fall Party/Link The Linky. Come over and share all your Fall posts! (No Halloween please) Come over and let's Party!

    • September 17, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      I'll swing by the party!