50 Different Pumpkin Crafts for Fall {minus the real pumpkins} – Saturday Inspiration and Ideas

50 Different Pumpkin Crafts for Fall {minus the real pumpkins} – Saturday Inspiration and Ideas

Happy {second} Day of Fall!
Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.
In spirit of the season, this week’s
Saturday Inspiration and Ideas
is all about pumpkins – but not exactly the ones you pick from the patch.
I have rounded up fifty different pumpkin crafts made from just about everything – except real pumpkins.

Hear is to some fall inspiration

Multi Colored Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins
{source: Everything Under the Moon}

Yarn Wrapped pumpkins and Gourds
{source: Two Shades of Pink}

Homespun Styrofoam Wrapped Pumpkins
{source: Martha Stewart}

Yarn Ball Pumpkin
{source: Craft Sanity}

Pom Pom Pumpkins
{source: Domestifluff}

Recycled Pantyhose Pumpkins
{source: Associated Press}

Pantyhose Wrapped Pumpkins
{source: Shabby Lane Shops}

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins
{source: Chocolate on My Cranium}

Sweater Pumpkins
{source: Hummadeeledee}

Fabric Pumpkins
{source: A Blog by Danielle Thompson}

Scrap Fabric Pumpkins
{source: Gingercake}

Scrap Fabric Pumpkins
{source: Happy Together}

Ruffled Fabric Pumpkins
{source: Tatertots and Jello}

Fabric Yo-Yo Pumpkins
{source: Marie’s Home and Hobbies}

5 Minute Velvet Pumpkins
{source: Family Chic}

Burlap Pumpkins
{source: Scraps and Scribbles}

Twine Pumpkins
{source: That’s My Letter}

Felted Pumpkins
{source: Instructables}

Rag Ball Pumpkins
{source: Woolen Sails}

Thread Pumpkins
{source: Instructables}

Styrofoam Pumpkins
{source: Dot Com Women}

Foam Block Pumpkins
{source: Creative Home Arts Club}

Polymer Clay Pumpkins
{source: Crafty Goat’s Notes}

Flower Pot Pumpkins
{source: Disney Family Fun}

Keyhole Paver Pumpkins
{source: Nightowl Crafting}

Wire Pumpkins
{source: Mamie Jane’s}

Chicken Wire Pumpkin
{source: Craftberry Bush}

Stem Wire Pumpkins
{source: The Me in Mommy}

DIY Grapevine Pumpkins
{source: Factory Direct Crafts}

Door Knob Pumpkins
{source: Under the Table and Dreaming}

Dryer Duct Pumpkins
{source: House of Hepworths}

Upcycled Soup Can Pumpkins
{source: The Cupcake Cuppy}

Baby Food Jar Pumpkins
{source: Eight Little Monkeys}

Recycled 2 Liter Plastic Bottle Pumpkins
{source: Krylon}

Water Bottle Pumpkins
{source: The Amazing Mess}

Fence Post Pumpkins
{source: Better Home and Gardens}

2X4 Block Pumpkins
{source: Brown Paper Packages}

Paper Mache Pumpkins
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Paper Pumpkins
{source: Martha Stewart}

Paperback Book Pumpkins
{source: Country Home}

Recycled Book Pumpkins
{source: Crafting Mom}

Paper Bag Pumpkins
{source: Martha Stewart}

Brown Paper Bag Pumpkins
{source: You Craft Me Up}

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Pumpkins
{source: Marvelously Messy}

Recycled Coffee Filter Pumpkin
{source: Mamie Jane’s}

Coffee Filter Pumpkins
{source: Me Making Do}

Stone Pumpkins
{source: Disney Family Fun}

Acorn Pumpkins
{source: Disney Family Fun}

Corn Husk Pumpkins
{source: Domestically Speaking}

Jellybean Pumpkins
{source: Pikadilly Charm}

Have you made any unconventional pumpkins….feel free to share a link in the comments.

I have a pretty fabulous giveaway scheduled for tonight’s Sunday Showcase Party ~ I hope you’ll stop back and join in the fun! See you then ~ Enjoy.


  1. Lots of great inspiration. How about one more?
    hope you’re having a great weekend!

  2. Wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh my goodness. I don’t think I have seen most of these before. So many wonderful ideas and so creative. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

  4. Now I have a ton of new projects to add to my list!

  5. Hi Stephanie Lynn,
    What a fabulous post…so many wonderful ways to make a pumpkin….who knew! Thanks for including a couple of my ideas!!
    I LOVE the doorknob pumpkins. I’ve got old doorknobs and I’m going to give that a try…thx!!
    I do have a couple of other pumpkin projects posted recently….one from an oil can and one from a spool of crochet thread. It seems the possibilities for creating pumpkins are endless.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Wow!!! THANK YOU!!! I’ve linked your post to the “Take Six” FB page. Thanks for such a super resource!! Happy Fall!

  7. Hi Stephanie, great round up of pumpkin crafts. I’m inspired to make some pumpkin crafts now even though I live in an apartment alone with no guests. Those little acorn pumpkins are super cute and the pantyhose hose pumpkin from shabby lane stores is beautiful.

  8. WOW! Gorgeous pumpkins; thanks for sharing : )

  9. What beautiful pumpkins!! I love how crafty everyone is!! WOW! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I made a pumpkin totem pole that you can see here. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you like this one, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hi Stephanie, thanks for the great inspiration. Off to check some out. cheers

  11. THX!!! For all the awesome inspiration!!! Here are a few of mine

    m ^..^

  12. Such clever ideas! I don’t think I’ll ever look at rocks, cans, sweaters, doorknobs, or dryer vents the same ever again.

  13. What an amazing collection! Thank you for taking so much time to “harvest” the inspiration! We’ve had two pumpkin round ups on http://www.craftsncoffee.wordpress.com, but you put ours to shame! Sharon

  14. Thanks for all the pumpkin inspiration!

  15. Mercy Girl…this is the round up of all pumpkin round ups! So much inspiration going on here! Thank you so very much for including my yarn pumpkins…I have so many other ideas to try now. This was just fabulous!

  16. All of these are so awesome!! Thanks so much for featuring my yarn pumpkins ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. What a great post..I love all of the wonderful ideas..

  18. Hey Stephanie,
    I have recently done 2 unconventional pumpkin finishes:
    Hope you like them as much as I do!!

  19. This was so fun looking at all these different pumpkins! Great post.

  20. What a fabulously gorgeous bunch of pumpkins! Thanks for sharing.

  21. amazing inspiration!! thankyou for sharing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ didn’t know i wanted to make pumpkins til i saw all of these!!

  22. Wow! Thank you so much for featuring my book pumpkins! There are so many fantastic ideas in your roundup, I don’t even know where to start – so many great inspiring ideas!!

  23. I have been making these little pumpkins each year since probably 2001. They have become a family tradition. We hand them out to classmates, teachers, friends, neighbors, and just about everyone we run into during the months of October and November. Made from candy orange slices, plastic wrap, floral tape & floral wire, they are complete with tags saying “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Happy Fall”.


    Also, check out my other site http://www.PersonalizedByPaige.blogspot.com

    And thanks so much for the pumpkin inspiration. (0;

  24. GAH! My head exploded with the ideas for halloween next year. I LOVE IT!! I can’t wait

    Happy Crafting,

    Megan and Emily @ WhimsicallyHomemade
    Please visit us at Whimsically Homemade

  25. Here it is & we are only the 1st of July and I am loving these ideas! Several will be come ideas for my Pre-K class to make for home decorations, yep! Thanks for all the hard work in finding sooo many different pumpkins!

  26. Stephanie Lynn, thank you so very much for sharing my original ‘Sweet Sweater Pumpkins’ in your post! I am honored that they are included with so many other wonderfully original ideas.

    I’ve started a NEW blog that is all about seasonal decorating – and my Sweet Sweater Pumpkins are for sale there, as well as a tutorial so you can make your own versions! Please visit http://www.homewardfounddecor.com

    Debi Ward Kennedy
    and Hummadeedledee

  27. Really cute and creative !

  28. Wow. That was fun. What a great resource for your readers. Good job of finding all these, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Linda

  29. Thanks for the great post, I used it as our “daily craft blog” Halloween edition. Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brushes-and-Thread/231012056980834 and brushesandthread.wordpress.com.

  30. Just what I was looking for! I didn’t want to buy all real pumpkins, just for them to rot eventually… I just love all these ideas! I can’t wait to have ‘pumpkins’ all ’round the house! (^.^)



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