modern DIY pumpkins

Not gonna lie; I kind of hate Halloween. Sure, the half priced candy aspect is attractive but the drunkenness and pressure to pick a perfect costume that somehow exposes 98% of one’s skin is too much for me. And the scariness/creepiness factor? No thank you. 

I was however really looking forward to DIY’ing a few pumpkins this year (pro tip: buy deeply discounted plastic ones in early November from a craft store; stow away at the back of your closet till early October the following year). All my 2014 deeply discounted plastic pumpkins are safely packed in a large rubbermaid tote in a storage facility for now. 

But what would I do? 

DIY pumpkins

1. text pun-kins! // 2. house numbers (use same technique as #1) // 3. confetti pumpkins // 4. painted mini pumpkins // 5. drill carved pumpkins


Major house goals: pumpkin centerpiece!

pumpkin centerpieces

gold pumpkin vase // white pumpkin vase

The technique is fairly simple: cut out the top of a fake pumpkin or maybe even use a kids plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin tub or carve out a real pumpkin, insert a tin can or vase. Fill with flowers! 


3 thoughts on “modern DIY pumpkins

  1. These are so cute! However, unless it’s Christmas, I have a hard time rallying the energy to decorate for one. Is that horrible single person attitude to have?

    • I completely feel you. I would decorate more for fall; have a big leaf plate and filled it with mini fake pumpkins on my dining room table. I adore my Christmas stuff. And put out a few things for Valentine’s Day only because everything I bought is light pink or sparkly or has tasteful hearts which is pretty much everything I love.

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