Unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art For Fall

Has the return of everything pumpkin spice got you motivated to start decorating for Fall? If so, here's an idea for turning a cheap dollar store mirror into unique hello pumpkin burlap wall art for fall.



Also included are helpful tips on how to print on burlap fabric. Everything you'll need to make this fall craft can be found at the dollar store, making it budget-friendly.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

Printed Burlap Fabric Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor

Add a pretty bow and this burlap fall wall art could be a unique alternative for a fall door wreath. Or it could be hung on an entry mirror to welcome guests, or incorporated into a Fall mantel or bookcase vignette.



I chose to hang mine on our kitchen chalkboard wall because I love the high contrast against the black wall color.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

The motivation for creating the fall wall art came from a cheap plastic mirror that I found at the dollar store.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

But the inspiration came from a small styrofoam pumpkin and sheets of burlap fabric.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

What You'll Need To Make It

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Supply List

Dollar Store Frame
Burlap Scrapbook Paper Sheets
Small Styrofoam Pumpkin
Real Pumpkin Stem (optional)
Orange Paint
Brown Spray Paint
Bronze Gilding Wax (optional)
Brown Wax or Brown Glaze
Twine (Green and Natural)
Hot Glue Gun
Retractable Craft Knife
Printer




Here's How I Made It

I've broken the tutorial into steps and we'll begin with the styrofoam pumpkin.



Styrofoam Pumpkin

The first thing you want to do is carefully slice a small styrofoam pumpkin in half with a serrated knife. There are readymade half pumpkins available online but I used what I had on hand. Besides, now I have another half pumpkin for fall crafting potential.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

To Paint Or Not To Paint

This step is optional but styrofoam pumpkins look much more realistic when they are painted. Even painting them the same orange color, the texture of the paint gives them an upscaled patina.



I used orange chalk paint that I had on hand but acrylic craft paint works just fine too. I share tips and ideas on how to paint dollar store pumpkins in another post.



To make the pumpkin look even more realistic, we'll deepen the color and highlight the spines. With a lint-free rag rub brown wax or brown glaze over the entire pumpkin, getting it deep into the spines and wipe away the excess as pictured above.



Pumpkin Leaves And Tendrils

For the leaves, I used a piece of leftover script burlap from the French burlap decoupage pumpkins that I made and attached them on the top of the half pumpkin with a dab of hot glue.



For the tendrils, I used green twine. Dip the twine in a bowl of thinned white craft glue. Wrap them around a pencil and let them dry. Remove them from the pencil, loosen the curls, and attach them to the pumpkin with a dab of hot glue.



The plastic stem that comes with the styrofoam pumpkins can also look cheap. Either paint them or replace them with a real pumpkin stem.



Pro Tip For Using Real Pumpkin Stems

If you buy real pumpkins, large or small, keep the pumpkin stems! They are great to use for faux pumpkin crafts the following year.



Simply let them dry on a paper towel for several days. The pumpkin stems that I'm using for today's fall craft are from the real mini pumpkin tealight candle holders that I made last year.



Attach the real pumpkin stem with a few dabs of hot glue. While I had the brown wax out, I rubbed some of it on the dried steam to darken the color.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

Repurposed Dollar Store Frame

I wasn't a fan of the antique gold patina on my dollar store frame so I changed it to more earthy Fall colors instead.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

Remove the glass, or in my case plastic mirror, from the frame. Spray paint the frame a brown color, I used a brown espresso color that I had on hand. I could have left the frame dark brown and it would have been just fine but I decided to highlight it with bronze gilding wax.



For a picture hanger I simply hot glued a strand of natural twine on the back of the frame. Now we're ready to have some fun with burlap!



How To Print On Burlap

The easiest way is to use real burlap scrapbook paper or burlap print paper. But did you know you can print on burlap fabric too?



But first, we need a graphic to print onto the burlap. I made the Hello Pumpkin graphic in PicMonkey. If you'd like to use my graphic, I've included a free unwatermarked printable. Just click on the graphic below to download.


Free Hello Pumpkin Wall Art Printable

I intentionally placed the graphic towards the top center both to accommodate the foam pumpkin beneath and in case it needs to be trimmed to fit a smaller picture frame.



A unique DIY Hello Pumpkin Burlap Wall Art idea for Fall using inexpensive repurposed dollar store finds plus tips for how to print on burlap fabric.

If you don't have burlap scrapbook paper or burlap print paper I'll show you how easy it is to print on burlap fabric instead.


  1. If your burlap has any wrinkles you'll want to iron the fabric first.
  2. You'll need a sheet of cardstock paper, preferably a brown or tan color if your burlap doesn't have a tight weave.
  3. Spray the cardstock with craft spray adhesive and align the weave nice and straight and set on top.
  4. Trim the burlap to fit the 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock so it fits in the printer feed.
  5. Make sure you orientate the cardstock so it prints on the burlap side.
  6. Change the printer settings to print in Best quality mode.


I printed mine on an inkjet printer and it came out lighter than I had hoped so I went over it with a black Sharpie marker.



Assembling DIY Fall Pumpkin Wall Art

Now that we have the burlap printed, the picture frame painted, and the pumpkin embellished and ready to go, we can assemble the DIY fall pumpkin wall art.



Trim the burlap to fit the frame - mine needed to be trimmed for a 7" x 9" opening. Set the burlap inside the frame followed by the original picture frame backing.



Last but not least, set the half pumpkin in place on the bottom half of the burlap and attach it with a hot glue gun.



That's it, so what do you think?



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  1. This is adorable, Marie! Perfect for the autumn season.

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    1. Thanks my friend, I'm glad you like it. My first fall project of 2020 while my feet are still dug deep in the beach sand.

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    1. Thanks Virginia, it was a fun initiation project for Fall 2020.

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  3. Love it Marie! I save the pumpkin stems too, I used them on my embroidery hoop pumpkins I recently made!

    Tania

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    1. Your embroidery hoop pumpkins are so stink'n cute, Tania! I never used to save them until I got smart last year. Now I buy real pumpkins just for the stems. LOL

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  4. This is just darling!! And now I want to print on burlap!! I've never done that before, but I do love PicMonkey. They really do make creating custom artwork so easy.

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    1. It's so easy, Kim! I promise, after you give it a try you'll want to burlap all.the.things. LOL I love PicMonkey and it's my go-to source for creating graphics. Have fun playing with burlap!

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  5. Marie,
    What a great looking, inexpensive way to celebrate fall. Love the burlap background and tendrils on the pumpkin. I see one of these on my end table aleady!

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  6. This is so adorable Marie. You really need to open up an Etsy shop for your non furniture re loves. These would sell. Have a great day today and wonderful start to the new week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris, I'm glad you like this fall decor idea! Actually I do have an Etsy shop but I haven't listed anything for quite some time because I sell my things locally now. Wishing you a beautiful day on this labour day weekend too my friend! xo

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  7. This turned out just so cute! I can't wait to start some Fall crafts... but, first I'm going to spend this Labor Day doing a little Fall decorating in my home. I can't wait!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie, I'm glad you like it! It definitely feels like Fall over here but I haven't started decorating, other than this pumpkin sign on the chalkboard. Maybe next weekend I'll get motivated to embrace the season.

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  8. This is such a cute sign! Thanks for the tutorial. Visiting today from the Inspire Me Monday link up. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for popping over for a visit, Marielle! I'm glad you like the sign. Wishing you a great week as well!

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  9. Such a cute idea Marie and I agree with you about painting the little Styrofoam pumpkins. They always seems to have that half baked glossy look when you find them in a store.

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    1. LOL "half baked glossy look", great way to describe them, Michelle!

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  10. What a cute idea! It reminded me of when my son was a baby. I used to call him my pumpkin doodle. I don't know where that came from, but it stuck. Now, I'd love to use that in a Fall project. It would be cute to have a pumpkin "doodled" with a bunch Fall wording. Thanks for the inspiration! If you have any suggestions for how to do this, let me know!

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    1. I'm glad you like the Fall pumpkin sign and that you found it inspiring to create your own pumpkin subway art. If you do a google search "subway art generator" you'll find apps that will help you do it.

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    Thank you so much for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  12. This is too cool! I did not know you could print on fabric/burlap with a printer. Wonderful tutorial and such a creative craft!

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    1. So glad you liked this burlap craft idea and found the tutorial helpful.

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  13. This turned out EPIC Marie! It's like it was meant to be! You sure make dollar stores enticing...

    I've featured this project in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 544. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna, I'm glad you like it. Thrilled that it's being featured, thank you so much! xo

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  14. Marie, your burlap printing technique is something, I have never seen before. Really interesting. The result is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party. We hope to see you next week too.
    Naush

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    1. Naush, I'm glad you like the burlap printing technique. The first time I tried this technique I was surprised how easy it was and such fun too.

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  15. Wow what a fantastic project! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I lover this cute Fall sign, Marie! The burlap makes it even cuter!!

    Thanks for sharing and linking it up with us on the Embracing Home and Family link-up party. I hope you link-up with us again tomorrow!

    -Cherelle

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