Decorating for Fall with Faux Pumpkins

Keeping it real here, using faux pumpkins while decorating for fall not only saves some money but it’s another excuse for me to get crafty and add some little DIY touches throughout my home. There certainly isn’t a shortage of pumpkin ideas on Pinterest and I have a whole board dedicated to fall decorating ideas.

I don’t know about you but I am especially drawn to the white pumpkins. I just love that they can be put into any room and blend well with any decor. I save my traditional orange pumpkins for decorating the front porch. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post I am sharing my favorite white pumpkin from the CCBG link party.

Decorating for fall with Faux Pumpkins

Painted Faux Pumpkins

Chalk painted faux pumpkins are all the rage these days. Last year I opted to ditch the traditional orange pumpkins and painted all of my fake pumpkins with my homemade white chalky paint. Then I lightly sanded them to add some distressing and let a little of the orange show through the paint.

Chalk painted faux pumpkins

Chenille Faux Pumpkins

The other day I shared a quick and easy tutorial for how I made these chenille pumpkins from a torn and frayed chenille blanket that I saved from the trash. I love the bumpy texture of these stuffed pumpkins and trust me when I say that they are super easy to make. I have extremely limited sewing skills and this was an easy DIY project.


Ceramic Faux Pumpkins

I painted this ceramic pumpkin with a white layer of white chalky paint and again distressed it to show some of the orange color. This pumpkin is also a planter and I happen to have a black thumb which means I kill all plants. Therefore I opted to add some faux succulents to the pumpkin and so many people have actually thought they were real. Go figure.




Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party #36

How does a link party work?

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Your project could be featured!

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on Facebook too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

CCBG featured button

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest post of the week.

Try it – Like it |Life Beyond the Kitchen | Our Daily Craft | Leaves & Stitches | Al Things Beautiful

My Featured Post of the Week

Keeping up with my faux pumpkin theme, my featured post of the week is the adorable DIY Magnolia Pumpkin submitted by Lolly Jane Blog. Adding the faux magnolia to the top of the pumpkin is adorable but I am loving the tutorial on adding the gold lettering to the pumpkin. She has inspired me to get practice and try my hand at drawing on one of my pumpkins.


Link Party Rules

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
  • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
  • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.

Link Up Your Post Below

Now let’s see what you have been up to lately. Share the link to your blog post using the InLinkz tab at the bottom of this post.


  1. sherry cole says:

    I love the chenille pumpkins and I love that you used material that you already had. Using things that I already have at home always turns out prettier than if I purchased something. Plus it is a money and time saver! Thanks for hosting the link party.

  2. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Carol I love the chenille pumpkins, they look so luxurious and rich. And the chalk painted pumpkins are also very, very pretty and trendy right now. I think a lot of us are moving away from the traditional orange. Linking up and Pinning.

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