12 DIY Pumpkin Ideas That Are Easy On The Wallet

When it comes to decorating your home for fall, are you all about the pumpkins? Always looking for inexpensive ways to decorate for autumn, without fail I'll gravitate to pumpkin decor. I love creating pumpkin vignettes with faux pumpkins in different textures and styles.



If this sounds like you, today I'm sharing twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet for fall decorating. They are also easy to make and include an assortment of everything from recycled fabric and sweater pumpkins, to decoupage pumpkins, upcycling cheap plastic pumpkins, and an idea for real mini pumpkins.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.

12 Budget-Friendly DIY Pumpkin Ideas For Fall

All twelve of these artificial pumpkin ideas include easy-to-follow tutorials and can be made for a fraction of the cost of buying pumpkin decor. The bonus, because they are handmade, they can be customized to match your fall color scheme and/or decor style.



I hope you enjoy and find inspiration with this list of budget-friendly handmade pumpkin ideas for decorating your home this fall.



Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Ideas

We'll begin with a couple of ideas for repurposing embroidery hoops into pumpkins.


1) Rustic Recycled Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin

How to make a three-dimensional pumpkin with recycled embroidery hoops and embellish them with preserved Spanish moss and floral picks from the dollar store.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



2) Welcoming Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Wreath

Here's another idea for a recycled embroidery hoop. This pumpkin hangs on the interior side of your front door or a mirror in an entry to welcome guests throughout the autumn season.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



Recycled Fabric Pumpkin Ideas

Here are some ideas for making pumpkins with recycled fabric and sweaters. Each one of these has unique ideas for pumpkin stems.


3) Farmhouse Style Ticking Fabric Pumpkins

These pumpkins are a great way to use up fabric scraps or recycle old clothing. What makes these unique is the recycled vintage kitchen cabinet knobs for the stems.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



4) Recycled Sweater Pumpkins

Making sweater pumpkins is a great way to clean out your closets by looking for old sweaters you no longer wear. No worries if you come out empty-handed because thrift stores are bursting with sweaters this time of year.



Like the farmhouse pumpkins, these also have recycled cabinet knob stems but the leaves are made with recycled fabric.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



5) Recycled Upholstery Fabric Pumpkins

These mid-century modern retro pumpkins are made with recycled upholstery fabric leftover from our flower power armchair makeover. They are a great way to recycle old pillows, draperies, or chair cushion fabric.



Unlike the previous fabric pumpkins, the stems on these fabric pumpkins are repurposed wooden chair spindles.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



6) Burlap Fabric Pumpkins

These rustic pumpkins are made with a recycled burlap table runner from the dollar store. They're made exactly the same way as the ticking fabric and sweater pumpkins shared above.



The only difference with these is that the pumpkin stems have foraged tree branches. Simply attach the small branches to the top of the pumpkins with a hot glue gun and voila.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



Upcycled Artificial Pumpkin Ideas

These next pumpkin ideas are for upcycling artificial plastic and foam pumpkins with paint.



7) Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins

It's so easy to transform cheap pumpkins and gourds from the dollar store with chalk paint. You can customize the colors to match the decor in any room of your home. They have a lovely matte finish and look beautiful displayed on a coffee table tray.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



8) Rustic Activated Painted Stacked Pumpkin Topiaries

Here's an idea for using three different size artificial pumpkins to make unique stacked pumpkin topiaries to flank a door. It's so fun watching the rust-activated magic happen before your eyes!



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



9) Black, White, and Copper Stacked Pumpkin Topiaries

If you prefer a more modern approach to decorating for fall, these black and white painted stacked pumpkin topiaries are embellished with copper painted leaves and copper wire tendrils.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



Decoupage Pumpkin Ideas

These next pumpkins are fun decoupage ideas with dollar store pumpkins and repurposed pumpkin shapes.


10) Decoupage Burlap Ribbon Pumpkins

Instead of painting inexpensive dollar store pumpkins, here's an idea for covering them in fabric or in this case, wide burlap ribbon. The pumpkin leaves are rust-activated painted leaves, much like the rust pumpkin topiaries above and the stems are recycled wine corks.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



11) Faux Reclaimed Wood Decoupage Pumpkins

I love the pumpkins made with reclaimed wood that I'm seeing all over Pinterest. Here's a way to get the look without the reclaimed wood! Instead, these are made with realistic-looking reclaimed wood scrapbook paper and pumpkin shapes from the dollar store.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



Last but not least is an idea for turning real mini pumpkins into tealights.


12) Real Mini Pumpkin Tealight Candle Holders

How to turn real mini pumpkins into pretty tealight candle holders for Fall. Line them up on a wooden table riser for a simple Thanksgiving table centerpiece. I also share how to preserve the pumpkin stems for next year's crafting potential.



Twelve DIY pumpkin ideas that are easy on the wallet and easy to make. Everything from fabric, sweater, painted, decoupage, wood, and real pumpkins.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by these DIY pumpkin ideas.



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  1. Great ideas Marie, I love them all! Pinned!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you very much Tania, I'm glad you like them, and appreciate the pin! xo

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  2. So many cute ideas, Marie! That embroidery hoop pumpkin is one of my favorites!

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    1. I'm happy to hear you like these pumpkin ideas, Pam, especially the embroidery hoop pumpkin. It is a recent addition and one of my favorites too!

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  3. Great round up, Marie, so many lovely and creative pumpkin ideas!!

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    1. Thank you very much Kim! I didn't realize how much I like making pumpkin decor for fall until going through my archives and seeing how many I've actually made. LOL

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  4. Love your round up of pretty, creative pumpkins. I'm happy to feature you at the next FWF party, Marie!

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    1. Thank you very much, Rachelle for the feature, I'm thrilled! xo

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