Pumpkin Decorating Tips for the Fall

When you think of autumn in Philly, you probably think of good old-fashioned Halloween fun, gentle fall breezes, leaves falling, apple picking at a farm in the suburbs, and of course collecting plenty of pumpkins. Pumpkins aren’t only for Halloween.

When you think of autumn in Philly, you probably think of gentle fall breezes, leaves falling, apple picking at a farm in the suburbs, and of course collecting plenty of pumpkins. Pumpkin decorating isn’t only for October 31 — pumpkins are also great to use in your fall decor for the entire season. Here are some easy tips for adding pumpkins to your Philly home in a tasteful and attractive way.

Munchkin Pumpkins - Flickr/VasenkaPhotography

Image Source: Flickr/VasenkaPhotography

Line Your Patio or Walkway with Real Pumpkins

During the fall months, there are several farms in the Philadelphia area where you can pick and purchase beautiful pumpkins of all sizes and colors. Purchase real pumpkins for decorating your deck, patio, outdoor stairs, and the area that lines your driveway. Hollow them out, carve simple fall-inspired designs, and place battery operated tea lights inside to light up your walk ways. You might also want to loosely drape them with white Christmas lights for more of an effect. If you have front steps, position one medium-sized pumpkin at the far side of each lower step, then arrange a small, medium, and large pumpkin on the top landing.

Munchkin Pumpkins for Your Small Tables

Buy small, whole untouched munchkin pumpkins for your coffee table and end tables. Munchkins are very cute and come in an array of amazing fall colors, including red, yellow, orange, and cream. Place at least three mini pumpkins on all of the smaller tables in your home next to an ornate candle. Add a light sprinkling of gold glitter to the top of the pumpkins.

Pumpkin Decor - Flickr/Maegan Tintari

Image Source: Flickr/Maegan Tintari

Bathroom Decor

Craft stores like Jo-Ann Fabric and Michael’s offer plenty of styles of artificial pumpkins that are sure to grab your interest. They’re pre-painted, coated with beautiful sparkles, and some are even decorated with interesting stencil art. Purchase one that really grabs your attention for your bathroom. Place it on a circular doily napkin and position it on top of your towel rack or behind the toilet seat.

Pumpkin Seed Jar

Pumpkin seeds are large and distinctive enough to use in your home decor. Rinse, lightly salt, and gently roast them, then put them into a clear mason jar on your dining room or coffee table. If you have artistic skills, draw an outline of a pumpkin on the side of the glass, then sprinkle it with orange glitter, allow it to dry, and shake off the excess. Your pumpkin seed jar is not only for decoration — the seeds are also a healthy little snack to enjoy between meals. You can also create a few pumpkin seed flowers (using a decorative coaster as a base), and position them around your mason jar.

There are plenty of ways to use pumpkins tastefully in your home decor. Mix things up with both real and artificial pumpkins of varying colors and sizes. Pumpkin decorating is fun — feel free to express your creativity in new ways.

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