6 Things to do with Pumpkins Besides Carving!

The other day I was thinking of some other things that I could do with pumpkins besides carve them, or just leave them there to look pretty. Since I'm not that good at carving.. the thing I made last year looked like a freaky clown... I really thought about using them in the way that I would use other things in my own home.. except just now let pumpkins do that work!

So here is what I came up with--you can personalize any of what I've shown below to suit your own style and decor!  Have fun and make this a family project!

What else have you done with pumpkins besides carve them?


Pumpkin Studs

I studded these pumpkins below using metal grommets that are available at any crafts store!  It would also be super cute if you painted one white and used the black grommets to make those polka dots!

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Flower Pumpkin

Use a slightly larger pumpkin to make an arrangement.  Just cut about a 3 inch hole on top and scoop out the seeds. Then place a piece of floral foam, which you've already soaked in water, and then pierce your flowers in!  Here I used deep purple spray roses and burnt orange mums. This also makes a super cute hostess gift.

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Pumpkin Candle Sticks

Why not, you know?!  Just literally do what you think you need to do here---just cut out the stems and place your candles in!

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Placecard Holder

Placecards for your intimate gathering are really used more for decor and to personalize your table than out of necessity---put that mini pumkin to work to put a seasonal spin on your placecards.  I used a metallic painters pen to personalize this tag, and tied a ribbon around the stem in a bow.

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Painted Pumpkins

There's something about the look of white painted pumpkins that just looks so antique and pretty.  Here I painted this one a soft white. I began to stud it and stage it as a place setting.. I would totally use this.

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Sign Display: Pumpkin's doing all the work here

Set this on top of a bar to display a message, or by your front door..I painted a ceramic plaque with chalk paint and used chalk to write my message!

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