Looking for faux pumpkins? Here are some of my favorite faux pumpkins with textures like metal and wood and glitter and straw and so much more.

my favorite faux pumpkins

Just in case you were wondering?

I’m going all Anne of Green Gables today and being thankful.

Thankful I live in a world where there are Octobers.

And Septembers.

And faux pumpkins.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love a real pumpkin. Here’s my proof. My front steps from several years ago. These are the pumpkins that you could see from outer space.

I couldn’t help myself. I was in the middle of the grocery store and they were having a giant pumpkin sale and somehow all those pumpkins just jumped into my cart.

Or three carts actually.

This year I still have real pumpkins for outside, but inside?

I’m all about the faux.

Here are some of my favorite pumpkins (and where you can get them and 21 ideas for decorating with them) of all time.

favorite faux pumpkins

Before we get started I wanted to give you a few ideas of what to do with all these pumpkins. Where to put them. How to decorate them. What to do with them. All the pumpkin ideas all the time.

Here are 21 ideas to decorate with pumpkins in your home:

  1. Put them on top of books.
  2. Stack them in an urn with eucalyptus.
  3. Fill a basket.
  4. Put a pumpkin under a cloche.
  5. Add them in groups of three to a hutch.
  6. Add a coaster to the front to monogram the pumpkin.
  7. Put them on individual stairs.
  8. Group them on your front porch.
  9. Put a pumpkin on a pedestal.
  10. Paint a house number on them.
  11. Paint your state on the front of a pumpkin.
  12. Create a coffee table display.
  13. Fill a vintage toolbox with pumpkins.
  14. Group them on a tiered tray.
  15. Stack them on the end of the bench.
  16. Add them to a window box.
  17. Make a vase out of a pumpkin.
  18. Paint a silhouette on the pumpkin.
  19. Make a faux bois pumpkin with a faux wood pattern.
  20. Modge podge leaves on the pumpkins.
  21. Paint polka dots or stripes.

favorite faux pumpkins straw

And now?

Let’s discuss faux pumpkins, starting with these straw pumpkins.

I pull them out every year.

And this year? I found SUPER SIMILAR ONES at Target.

You can see them here.

And this mini raffia pumpkin here.

And this cornhusk pumpkin here.

(total aside: at the risk of stating the obvious, Target has an amazing pumpkin selection this year.)

favorite faux pumpkins wood

This wood pumpkin is my most asked about pumpkin.

I bought them years ago and every year when I meet them again I fall in love.

I found super similar ones here.

And then? 

In my search, I found this pumpkin that looks hand-carved.

It’s so different.

favorite faux pumpkins grapevine

These grapevine pumpkins are the best.

I use them inside and outside and they only get better with each year.

I found some super similar here.

And they look so cute with the straw pumpkin.

favorite faux pumpkins metal

These metal pumpkins have been on my porch for five years and counting.

They have the prettiest rusted tops and the metal makes them look antique.

You can see a super similar version here.

I also found a rusted white metal version of them here.

Yes please to these toile pumpkins.

I got these pumpkins years ago from Hobby Lobby and I never saw them there again.

I found these that are similar except green.

And these in blue and orange toile.

I pull out these glitter pumpkins every year.

I just found some that are similar on Etsy (that I think are prettier).

They come in tons of glitter colors and you can see them here.

These orange pumpkins are ones that I use every year.

They are so ugly that they are pretty.

You can see some that are super similar here.

And these oatmeal linen pumpkins are so pretty.

I also thought this set of black pumpkins with brushed gold was so cute.

And in case you wanted to make your own faux pumpkin?

I have a few ideas.

Here’s the project that I talked about yesterday at Channel 5 Studios in Dallas.

It’s a twig pumpkin you can make yourself.

See the project here.

Here are these simple blue and white pumpkins I made last year.

All you need are paint and scrapbook paper.

See the project here.

These chalkboard word find pumpkins are so fun and easy to make.

All you need are stickers and chalk.

See the entire project here.

You can make these sweater wool pumpkins.

It’s super easy once you felt the wool in your washing machine.

See the entire pumpkin craft here.

If you find any other pumpkins you want me to source for you?

I’d be more than happy to help.

Here’s to Septembers everywhere.

And the pumpkins that love them.

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  1. Image for Sara Sara

    Love that sweater pumpkin! My sister is the LAST person I'd call for advice on crafting, but she can cook up a storm like no one else - lol.

  2. Image for Laurie Garcia Laurie Garcia

    Was looking for What I bought Wednesday on YouTube but couldn’t find it. Want to know where I can find all the products you bought!

  3. Image for Deb in Oklahoma Deb in Oklahoma

    Ooh, I love your pumpkin collection! Those "ugly" ones--your words, not mine!--are so intriguing. I have some old punks that need facelifts and this might be a fun thing to figure out how to make. Rough textiles (burlap, maybe?) or wadded-up tissue paper and a lot of Mod Podge might be the place to start, but I love those you have. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin patch with us!

  4. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    KA- this is a very great source to find some of those incredibly awesome pumpkins. Thanks so much for doing the legwork, making it easy for finding them. it was nice going back to seeing your pumpkin patch seen from the stratosphere too, haha, you do autumn so well!

  5. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    So many pumpkins and they are all so cute. Thank you for all these, it will be hard to decide on just a few, I will try.

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