Pumpkins are a classic autumnal icon that is loved by many. Not only do they make tasty pies, they also serve as a fun decoration. The collection of pumpkin themed projects and crafts listed here are full of variety. You will find something for every skill level and age.
This simple project is perfect for when you want something that is easy to make. Using wire ribbon and a cinnamon stick, this project is not only beautiful, it is imbued with the pleasant aroma of cinnamon. The basic design is easy enough for crafters of all ages to enjoy.
Fake pumpkins can be a bit off putting for some, like the crafty lady behind this project, but sometimes you can find really creative ways to decorate them. In this fun and easy craft, all you need are some basic supplies, like tissue paper and crafting adhesive.
Nothing rings of rustic charm like the texture and look of burlap. In this painted burlap project, you can easily whip up a quaint little pumpkin for your home’s decoration. You can follow the example or choose a different color paint.
Theses adorable little pumpkin surprise balls are amazingly simple and fun to make. They would be perfect for a Halloween party, or as an Autumn festival treat. No matter which direction you go, they are sure to be a hit with people of all ages.
Decorating pumpkins can be a really fun activity, and in this little project you are shown some creative ways to really jazz them up. In honor of National Pumpkin Day, this crafty blogger put together some colorful and sparkly decorating guides for mini pumpkins.
Buttons and burlap are the prime components in this adorable little project. While it would not be suitable for children that are prone to putting things in their mouth, school aged children and up would likely find this a fun project to tackle.
Fake pumpkins are abundant and cheap, though they can look a bit rough around the edges. In this DIY project, you are shown how to decorate them in a way that makes them look like they were more expensive. Using simple and inexpensive supplies, you will be amazed how great their look can be improved.
This pumpkin craft is not only adorable, it is also functional. These potholders not only make a great addition to your kitchen, they also make a great gift idea as well. The construction is also simple enough that even people with a beginner’s level of sewing skills can tackle it.
While these pumpkins are not as round as a traditional pumpkins, they are still very pumpkin-like. Using simple bits of wood trim, you can make rather quaint and unique pumpkins for your home’s decoration, or even as a homemade gift for someone who adores pumpkins.
You do not need to know how to sew, or even have a lot of materials to make these no-sew pumpkins. All you need is a bandana, some twine, bean bag fill, rubber bands and scissors. No complicated designs or elaborate construction steps here, just some quaint pumpkin fun.
Crafting, or fake, pumpkins are a great way to decorate your home without wasting food. In this tutorial you are shown a rather fancy and funky design that can make any pumpkin fit in with the steampunk genre of décor.
What can you make with simple plastic beads and pipe cleaners? This cute little pumpkin craft that is a great pick for group projects. The overall cost and skills required to make them are very low in both regards, but the fun and “aww” factor are quite high.
Making stamps from food is a rather frugal, if not a bit wasteful way to make your own homemade version of a rubber stamp. If you would prefer to not waste an apple, you can also use a fake apple instead to create the same pumpkin shape.
These party favor pumpkins are a perfect craft for party favors for harvest parties, Autumn parties, National Pumpkin Day, or even Halloween. They are simple to make and people of all ages will enjoy looking at them so much, some may not want to crack them open.
Mini pumpkins are a popular choice for decorating tables during the Fall season, in this crafty project, you are shown how to reinvent mini pumpkins into stylish vases for your centerpiece. You can follow the colors in the tutorial, or pick your own to fully match the room’s color scheme you plan to place them in.
Tasty and fun, this craft/recipe is a wonderfully amusing project to make up for any party where the theme is pumpkin friendly. Kids of all ages will enjoy helping make and eat the end result. The tasty secrets behind making this pumpkin includes lots of white chocolate.
Popsicle sticks are a classic, readily available and easy to use crafting material. In this simple project, children of all ages will enjoy bringing a smiling pumpkin to life as a door hanger. You can even make it more young child friendly by skipping the painting bits with buying orange Popsicle sticks.
Using molding clay, some paint, and essential oils you can create beautiful and fragrant pumpkin shaped air fresheners. These make an excellent functional and decorative addition to any home, and they are also a great idea for a house warming gift as well.
Using some felt, a hair clip and some needle and thread to make these versatile little pumpkin clips. They can be used in your hair, on your shoes, and they can even be used as little brooches. They are also rather simple in design, so you don’t need to be a master at sewing to make them.
Based on the popular paper pumpkin style craft, this project uses foam, which makes it more durable and able to stand up to moisture. You can whip up these colorful and resilient pumpkins to display indoors and out. Though they make not survive too much stormy weather.
Felt is an iconic component in crafting for young children. In this particular pumpkin project, the elements are simple and so easy to work with, which makes this project ideal for young children and large group projects, such as daycare and church groups.
Using cardstock and some fasteners this easy to assemble craft is great for those who like an uncomplicated project that still produces great results. The pumpkins made using this guide are classy and cute enough to display around the home, or as decoration for a party.
If you’ve ever seen the snack cups in the stores and wondered what other purpose they could serve once empties, this is the project for you. Employing a bit of decoupage, you can turn them into festive containers that can be refilled with different snacks.
While the cutting portion of this project is not something to allow a young child to do, the actual construction is fairly simple. Unlike larger pumpkin crafts, this one comes out rather small, so it is great for conserving resources and easy to produce plenty of in a short amount of time.
Being able to re-purpose old clothes into a new crafting project is always a great way to get into the spirit of recycling. When it comes to this particular project, you can turn an old sweater into a lovely new pumpkin decoration.
This particular project involves the use of colorful cardstock paper and glue to create a beautiful piece of paper art. Finding similar paper like the ones used in the example should not be difficult, or you can easily select a simple orange color.
In this tasty and simple craft, you can turn orange candy slices into a delightful and fun pumpkin treat that would be an excellent addition to a holiday spread. The real beauty of this project though, is the ease at which it can be completed.
While this is not a craft for the complete novice, it is still one that does not require a master’s hand either. Using cloth, stuffing and a cinnamon stick, this project produces a quaint, quilted pumpkin that is plush and inviting, with a pleasant aroma.
Using pages from an old book and cardstock, this simple bunting is a quick and easy decoration that can liven up any Autumn holiday. The instructions are so simple that you make up some bunting on short notice, or decorate large areas with it, without taking much time or money.
Yarn wrapped Styrofoam, or regular foam, balls and cork stoppers are transformed into quaint little pumpkins in this project. Designed to be easy and cute, these would make an excellent craft for large groups of people, from preschool age and up.
Mason jars are extremely versatile for all sorts of crafts, and in this particular project, they take on a rather sweet role. With a little bit of creativity and some trusty burlap, you can transform a simple glass and metal jar into a pumpkin themed candy jar, perfect for candy corn, or mallow pumpkins.
Not only does this project combine burlap and twine into a rustic pumpkin decoration, it also provides links to other bloggers that got together and shared their favorite pumpkin crafts. You can easily find the perfect pumpkin craft for you, if you somehow don’t love the easy burlap pumpkin that is featured.
The crafty blogger behind this pumpkin tutorial gives some advice in regards to using the skills on an artificial pumpkin, which you may want to follow. Using napkins and paint, the end result of this project is a beautiful pumpkin that would make a lovely Fall decoration for home or professional settings.
Using pages from an old book, a twig, some paint, and a ribbon, you can use this DIY guide to create a very charming little pumpkin. This is an especially worthwhile project if you happen to have an older book that has lost some pages, or is no longer useable do to damage.
With about an hour’s time, a real pumpkin, and some paint, you can transform a simple gourd into a beautiful new vase for your home. While it may not last forever, it is a wonderful alternative to a plain glass container for flowers that can brighten up even the most dreary of Fall time.
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