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49 Incredible DIY Pumpkins You've Got to Try This Year

With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home, but nothing beats cute and colorful pumpkins. And of all the ideas out there, these 49 pumpkin designs and decorations are the best -- sure to impress your neighbors, thrill your guests, and absolutely win at fall!
09/21/2015 04:15am ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home, but nothing beats cute and colorful pumpkins. And of all the ideas out there, these 49 pumpkin designs and decorations are the best - sure to impress your neighbors, thrill your guests, and absolutely win at fall!

1. Turn Rolls of Toilet Paper Into Pumpkins
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Project via Ananda @A Piece of Rainbow

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2. Make One From Concrete Using a Candy Bucket
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Project via Diana @Diana's DIY Den

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3. Create Some From Felted Dryer Balls
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Project via Patti @Garden Matter

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4. Add a Spooky Glow in the Dark Message
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Project via Melissa @A Prudent Life

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5. Build a Colorful Patch From Pallets
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Project via Laura @Pet Scribbles

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6. Upcycle Your Own Using Clothespins and McDonald's Napkins
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Project via Angela @Angela Betlewicz' Designs

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7. Embellish a Cheap Set With Metallic Studs
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Project via Katie @Spray Paint and Chardonnay

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8. Paint a Wood Slice as a Gourd
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Project via Cindy @DIY Beautify

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9. Get a Unique Pumpkin Look With Extra Fabric and Frames
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Project via Jeanette @Country Design Style

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10. Turn Vintage Spools Into Pumpkins
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Project via Kimm @Reinvented

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11. Add a Realistic Stem
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Project via Jamie @Anderson & Grant

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12. Start a Rustic Vibe With This Railroad Spike Repurpose
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Project via Larissa @Prodigal Pieces

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13. Make Huge Orange Pumpkins From Pallets
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Project via Emily @Our House Now a Home

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14. Turn Scrap Wood Into Simple 2D-Style Pumpkins
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Project via LZ @The Summery Umbrella

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15. Cover a Plastic Pumpkin in Duct Tape
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Project via Jennifer @The Magic Brush

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16. Create a Jack-O-Lantern With a Burst of Color
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Project via Angela @Blue i Style

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17. Make a Metallic Set of Pumpkins
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Project via Laura @Pet Scribbles

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18. Wrap Dollar Store Pumpkins in Grapevines
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Project via Laura @Inspiration for Moms

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19. Set a Sweet Pumpkin Sign on Your Lawn
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Project via Marty @Marty's Musings

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20. Cover a Pumpkin in Tiny Wood Slices
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Project via Kim @The Kim Six Fix

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21. Add a Drop of Glam With a Door Knob Stem
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Project via Meegan @What Meegan Makes

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22. Turn Scraps of Fabric Into Sweet n' Soft Pumpkins
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Project via Charlotte @Ciburbanity

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23. Use a Ball of Twine as an Instant Pumpkin
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Project via Doreen @Hymns & Verses

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24. Hollow Out Mini Pumpkins for Festive Fall Tea Lights
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Project via Emily @Two Purple Couches

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25. Recycle a Rake Head as a Jack-O-Lantern
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Project via Carlene @Organized Clutter

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26. Paint a Glass Vase as a Pumpkin Lantern
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Project via Debbie @Debbie Doos

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27. Turn a Cork Collection Into a Pumpkin Wreath
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Project via ChiWei @1 Dog Woof

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28. Coat a Plastic Gourd in Dozens of Fabric Flowers
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Project via Kristi @Making It in the Mountains

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29. Update Plain Plastic Pumpkins With a Touch of Glamour
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Project via Kristi @Chatfield Court

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30. Upcycle Empty Tin Cans Into Easy Pumpkins
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Project via Katie @Little House of Four

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31. Make a Set of Lights From Embroidery Hoops
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Project via Lucy @Patina Paradise

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32. Pretty Up Craft Store Pumpkins With Paint and Glitter
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Project via Anne @White Lace Cottage

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33. Build an Archway From Plastic Buckets
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Project via Vanessa @Tried & True

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34. Transform an Old Book Into a Pretty Pumpkin
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Project via Wendi @H2O Bungalow

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35. Make Puffy Pumpkins from Tissues, Toilet Paper, and Plastic Bags
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Project via April @Illistyle

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36. Sprinkle Orange Paint on a Plain Set (With a Toothbrush!)
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Project via Vicki and Jennifer @2 Bees in a Pod

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37. Add a Realistic Touch of Color to Faux Finds
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Project via Pamela @From My Front Porch to Yours

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38. Turn Sweaters From Goodwill Into a Cozy Patch
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Project via Cindy @DIY Beautify

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39. Cover a Shopping Bag in Burlap and Twine
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Project via Sondra Lyn @Sondra Lyn at Home

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40. Add a Decoration to Dollar Store Pumpkins Using Thumbtacks
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Project via Jamie @C.R.A.F.T.

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41. Create wild Wooden Pumpkins for the Porch
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Project via Susan @This Makes That

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42. Turn Trim Corner Blocks Into Pumpkins With Corks and Paint
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Project via Bre @Average but Inspired

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43. Decoupage a 50 Cent Gourd With Scrap Paper
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Project via Jami @An Oregon Cottage

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44. Create a Cute Set of Wooden Porch Pumpkins
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Project via Tracy @At Home With Sweet T

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45. Add a Hollow Pumpkin Face to a Light Post
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Project via Karri @Blue Ribbon Kitchen

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46. Marble a Set of Dollar Store Pumpkins
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Project via Stephanie @Casa Watkins

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47. Create a Garland Using a Cheap Set
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Project via Angela @Angela Betlewicz' Designs

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48. Make a Set of Neutral Topiaries With Cheap Pumpkins
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Project via Lisa @Concord Cottage

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49. Cover a Paper Pumpkin in Lace and Ribbon
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Project via Christie @Sparkles of Sunshine

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For more pumpkin decor ideas, check out the amazing pumpkin page on Hometalk!

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