Creative Ideas for Displaying and Decorating Pumpkins for Fall

Do you need some easy fall decor ideas? I’m sharing 20 creative ideas for decorating pumpkins this fall to help you deck out your home for the season.

There are so many decorative pumpkins to choose from or create when decorating for fall. I’m excited to show you some fun ways I like to use pumpkins around our home.


Decorating pumpkins for fall (Rose Gold Leaf Pumpkins in a metal basket)


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I need to make a confession.

Don’t tell anyone, but I may have a pumpkin addiction – is there even such a thing?

I can’t help myself, but there are just so many adorable shapes and sizes and colors and textures!


And so many different ways to decorate them!

And so many places to use them inside your home (and outside your home on your front porch)!!


It’s just not fall without pumpkins — whether you use real or fake pumpkins! I love them all!

If you’re in fall decorating mode and need a few ideas to decorate and display your favorite pumpkins, I’ve got you covered!

I’m sharing some favorite tips and pretty “no carve” pumpkin decor ideas that you can add to your home! No messy pumpkin guts here!


Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins for Fall:

1. Decoupage a pumpkin.

The world is your oyster with this idea!


Decorating pumpkins for fall


Find paper napkins in your favorite colors and patterns and create beautiful patterned pumpkins. You need some Mod Podge, a sponge brush, and your favorite napkins and you’re ready to go! It’s such a fun project to make!


How to Decoupage a Pumpkin:

Decorating pumpkins for fall - decoupage pumpkins Decorating pumpkins for fall Making a decoupage pumpkin

  • Select a pretty fall napkin. I was so excited when I found these fun paper napkins for fall!
  • Separate the printed layer.
  • Work in sections on the pumpkin.
  • Apply Mod Podge to the pumpkin.
  • Cut the napkin into manageable sizes.
  • Apply sections of the napkin with a sponge brush matching the print. The print matching does require a little bit of patience.
  • Finish with a light coat of Mod Podge over the pumpkin.
  • The result is a truly unique pumpkin!

Instead of completely covering this little white pumpkin, I opted to cut out some designs from the napkins and apply them only to the top of the pumpkin.

Craft supplies needed:

2. Display a pretty pumpkin on a pedestal.

Everything looks prettier when displayed on a pedestal, and pumpkins are no exception. A small pumpkin on a small concrete pedestal urn is the perfect addition to a countertop or tablescape.


Pumpkins on pedestals


White velvet pumpkin in milk glass bowl


A milk glass pedestal bowl is perfect for displaying a white velvet pumpkin and bittersweet!


3. Add pumpkins to a glass cloche.

I added a mixture of colorful pumpkins to the glass cloche on our countertop. The glass cloche makes them feel extra special!


Display small pumpkins in a glass cloche

4. Place a pair of braided on a wood cutting board on your kitchen counter.

These cute little braided pumpkins add great fall texture wherever you place them. I’m displaying them in the kitchen on a cutting board next to our glass canisters.


Decorating with braided pumpkins in the kitchen

5. Paint a blue and white Chinoiserie pumpkin.

This idea is a fun craft for fall, and is especially great if you love blue and white decor. Create the look of a Chinoiserie ginger jar with the super easy painted design that doesn’t take a long time to make.


Decorating pumpkins for fall

How to Paint an Easy Chinoiserie Pumpkin:

Making a Chinoiserie pumpkin Painting blue and white pumpkins for fall Decorating pumpkins for fall

  • Use blue Sharpie permanent markers to draw swirly patterns around a white pumpkin. Have fun designing your pattern. I like to keep mine simple with easy swirly lines.
  • Mix together some blue and white acrylic paint – not to the point that they are perfectly blended.
  • Use a small narrow paint brush and paint over the marker lines. Mix as you go and include various shades of the blue and white paint in your brush strokes for a nice variegated look.
  • Work around the pumpkin until the entire pumpkin is covered.

Craft supplies needed:


Decorating pumpkins for fall (DIY Chinoiserie painted pumpkins)


6. Add rose gold metal leaf to mini pumpkins.

Metal leaf is so much fun to use. Yes, it can be a little sticky and messy, but I get so much satisfaction from applying the metal leaf. It’s quite forgiving. I gave these little rose gold pumpkins a distressed look by sparingly applying the adhesive and then the gold leaf. I love how they turned out!


Decorating pumpkins for fall (Rose Gold Leaf Pumpkins in a metal basket)


How to Make Rose Gold Metal Leaf Pumpkins:

Craft supplies needed:

7. Paint a blue and white buffalo plaid pumpkin.

I love buffalo plaid, and fall is the perfect time to make a little plaid painted pumpkin. You can get creative with so many color possibilities, but I like these little blue and white guys!


Blue and White Painted Plaid Pumpkins by Perfecting Places

8. Put some velvet pumpkins in a fancy bowl.

The best pumpkin ideas are the easy ones, and it doesn’t get much easier than this! I love the pretty green velvet pumpkins mixed with the white pumpkins and pinecones. And everything just looks more special in a pretty blue and white bowl!


green and white pumpkins in a blue and white bowl

9. Add pumpkins to a large round basket on your coffee table.

Okay, equally as easy as putting pumpkins in a fancy bowl, is putting pumpkins in a large basket on your coffee table. I’ve added large green and white pumpkins to a large round basket on our coffee table, and added large moss covered balls for texture. (As a side note, if you have a cute little goldendoodle who really loves to eat moss-covered balls, this might not be the best idea for you. Guess why I know this!.)


Green and White pumpkins with moss balls in a large basket bowl


Or, in a large round basket on your kitchen table!


Basket of pumpkins on Kitchen table

10. Send some pumpkins sprawling across the mantle.

Pumpkins just make fall decorating so easy. I scattered some small pumpkins along our fireplace mantel and mixed in some bittersweet vine. Add some candles, and you’re good to go.


Blue ceramic birds with blue and white mini pumpkins and Orange Bittersweet on fireplace mantel for fall


Blue and White Bowl and Orange Bittersweet on fireplace mantel for fall


11. Display a grouping of velvet pumpkins on the buffet in the dining room.

Velvet pumpkins add rich, luxurious texture to your room. They come in so many colors, and I’m pairing some velvet pumpkins rich fall colors with fresh flowers in our dining room.


Decorating with pumpkins for fall

12. Add pumpkins to a lantern.

You can add many different things to a lantern besides a candle. Fill a pretty lantern with pumpkins for a great fall look.


Add pumpkins and a candle to a lantern

13. Use a variety of pumpkins in your tablescape.

Piling white pumpkins on the dining table surrounding a pretty fall floral arrangement made from faux or fresh flowers is the perfect way to decorate your table for a fall gathering. Add some pink velvet pumpkins, some faux red pears, and some taper candles in reds and gold to the mix and you’ll  have a gorgeous fall tablescape.


Cranberry and Pink Dining Table Fall Centerpiece with Blue and White dishes for fall


14. Combine pumpkins and wheat topiaries on a basket tray on a sideboard.

Wheat bundles and pumpkins make the perfect combination on a pretty woven tray.


Blue and White Plaid Pumpkin and Wheat Bundles on Buffet


15. Fill a wooden pedestal bowl with pumpkins.

A wooden pedestal bowl full of peach and white pumpkins is a simple way to make a subtle fall statement in the kitchen.


Fall Home Tour - Fall Decorating Ideas

16. Add miniature white pumpkins to a wreath in the window.

Make a pumpkin wreath with miniature white pumpkins  and hang it on your kitchen window.


Mini fall wreath with white pumpkins and orange berries in window


17. Stack some pumpkins by the fireplace.

Whether you use real or faux pumpkins, display some medium size to large pumpkins on your hearth beside a large vase with fall branches.


Decorating with pumpkins for fall

18. Add tiny grapevine pumpkins to a three tiered tray.

Miniature pumpkins made from grapevines add natural texture to a 3-tiered tray all decked out for fall. Tuck them in with fall dish towels, small potted plants, and framed fall artwork.


Three-tiered stand decorated for fall with blue and orange


19. Tuck some pumpkins into your bookshelves.

Give your built-in shelving a fall makeover with the fun addition of pumpkins scattered about. It’s an easy way to add a little fall fun.


Add pumpkins to your bookshelves

20. Place a pumpkin on a stack of books.

Sometimes simple is best when it comes to fall decor, and a simple little pumpkin on a stack of vintage books is a great way to add the perfect hint of fall.


Decorating pumpkins for fall



I hope you’re feely inspired to add lots of pumpkin fun to your fall decor in some new creative ways. Try some or all of these creative ideas for displaying and decorating pumpkins in your home this fall!! Which of these pumpkin designs is your favorite?

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