Looking for fun pumpkin project ideas for fall? Instructions for a state pumpkin project, burlap pumpkin and so many more.

You probably have already finished your fall decorating.

You see?

I know you.

Youโ€™re organized and brilliant and amazing and wonderful.

And you started September 1.

But just in case.

Just in case the leaves are falling and itโ€™s a crisp cool fall day and you had a few minutes here are a few DIY pumpkin project ideas for a lazy fall afternoon.

And just because I’m feeling sassy and all fall decorated up?

I have a question for you.

Why did they let the turkey join the band?

Because he had his own drumsticks. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

11 DIY Pumpkin Project Ideas

1. DIY Twig pumpkin project

This project is all about shopping the backyard.

(total aside: I made this years ago and it’s held up all these years later)

All you really need to make this are some twigs, hot glue and some sort of tray or flat surface.

You can see the DIY here.


2. DIY mercury glass pumpkin

One of my all-time favorite pumpkin projects I’ve ever done.

Even if you aren’t about pumpkins—y0u can use the instructions to transform any ordinary glass into mercury glass.

See the mercury glass pumpkin project here.

3. DIY fabric pumpkins with driftwood stems

You can purchase expensive fabric pumpkins.


You can shop your fabric stash and make your own.

See the instructions here.

4. DIY Silhouette Pumpkins

I love anything with a silhouette.

Especially a pumpkin.

I painted these pumpkins when my children were a lot littler and they are such a fun way to look back on those sweet faces.

See the pumpkin project here.

5. wood slice pumpkins

I think this project is proof that there’s a pumpkin in everything.

These pumpkins are made from wood slices from a tree that fell at the farmhouse. I have instructions on how to make them along with this rustic pumpkin stand.

See the DIY here.

6. Pumpkin Doormat Art

If you have a doormat that you like—don’t just put it at the door.

Why not make art out of it?

Here’s how I transformed this pumpkin doormat into art.

7. DIY State pumpkin project

I’ve painted tons of pumpkins.

Polka dots and stripes and spiders and numbers.

But my favorite thing I’ve ever painted? The state where I lived.

See the DIY here.

8. Word find pumpkin

This is a fun idea for a centerpiece for a party.

Make pumpkins that double as a game.

See the DIY for these chalkboard word find pumpkins.

9. Woven pumpkin DIY

These pumpkins are so much easier to make than they look.

All you need are a few strings of yarn and some glue.

See the easy pumpkin project here.

9. floral pumpkin DIY

It’s hard to find pumpkins that are a fit for my living room.

So I had to make my own with scrapbook paper.

See the DIY for this floral pumpkin project here.

10. buffalo check pumpkin

And now?

We are back to where we started.

With these buffalo check pumpkins.

See how to make your own here.

Pumpkins are one of the easiest and simplest ways to decorate for fall.

Hopefully, now you have a few ideas for all those empty pumpkin spaces in your home.

But before you go?

I have a question.

Why did the farmer have to separate the chicken and the turkey?

He sensed fowl play. ๐Ÿ™‚

PS So sorry. I couldn’t resist. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    Your riddles are almost as clever as your pumpkin projects! Keep working on the riddles you amazing gal, but you definitely have the pumpkins perfected! And both brought big smiles on a lovely fall day here in Hilton Head SC!!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    Groaning here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are full of silliness this morning. I have decorated indoors for fall and am thrilled to bits with the new strand of copper twinkle lights on my mantel. I'm holding out on decorating my front porch--trying to extend the life span of the mums that I will buy (and avoid the dreaded pumpkin rot--I know I can buy faux, but I can't resist buying the real deal!). You have so many fun pumpkin projects to choose from!

  3. Image for Carolyn Carolyn

    I love all your pumpkin ideas, I made the twig pumpkin last year and i just hung it over my fireplace it is my favorite fall decoration. Thanks for all the inspiration and the happy morning reads you provide.

  4. Image for Tina Tina

    Love the word find pumpkin & might try that. Curious though, do pumpkins survive the heat in Texas as they don't do well in Florida. PS Your state pumpkin ... where you used to live (Kentucky) but not anymore, LOL from someone who's lived in 6 states plus Japan.

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    That riddle was so cute, you always make me smile. Your pumpkin ideas are so cute, it's hard to decide which ones to use. You have a wonderful evening.

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