Decorate fake pumpkins with ribbon, flowers, and greenery for pretty and budget friendly fall décor. These are great for indoor or outdoor décor.
You’ll only need a few supplies to have those plain faux pumpkins looking great.
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I have a number of fake white pumpkins in my craft stash in assorted sizes. You can find these at dollar stores, craft stores, or Amazon.
Faux White Pumpkins with Ribbon
I sorted through my floral stash looking for greenery that I could use to dress up these plain pumpkins. I opted to use the lamb’s ear stems shown here. The tan and white ribbon was the only new item I purchased for these pumpkins.
For the first pumpkin, I simply cut a strip from the ribbon and hot glued the center point of the ribbon just below the stem.
In addition to the greenery, I decided to add a floral bloom. I snipped the stem to about two inches long and inserted it into the pumpkin. If you’re working with pumpkins that you can’t push a hole into, snip the stem off completely and hot glue the flower to the pumpkin.
The lamb’s ear stems are hot glued in place to cover the center spot of the ribbon. Decorating this pumpkin took about five minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than this!
Putting together the look for the second pumpkin took a few minutes longer, but it’s still very easy to do. For this pumpkin, I wanted a simple bow.
Making a Simple Bow for a Fake Pumpkin
- Cut two strips from wide ribbon.
- Pinch the center of one of the strips and hot glue it just below the pumpkin stem.
- Using the second strip, pinch the end together and staple the pinch. Repeat for the other end.
- Tie a piece of twine around the center until it’s very tight. Trim the excess twine.
- Cut another small piece of ribbon and fold the sides to the center. Hot glue it in place..
- Hot glue the small piece to the center of the loops.
- Hot glue the bow to the center of the ribbon on the pumpkin.
Pull the first ribbon gently to position it for the tail of the bow.
Next, I added another fall bloom to the pumpkin behind the ribbon.
Adding embellishments to fake pumpkins is an easy way to create fall décor. I like using varying sizes of pumpkins and dressing them up to match each other, but not exact copies.
I’m using my dressed up pumpkins on our front doorsteps. I added in the ceramic Hello Fall pumpkin. Last year, I used real pumpkins on the doorsteps and since the weather here in Charleston stays pretty warm until November, the real ones don’t fare too well and can make a big mess. For less mess, I think I’ll stick with the fake ones.
I used more of the white and tan ribbon to make a simple bow for the boxwood wreath that’s been hanging on the front door for a while. My plans are to make a new fall wreath, but until then, this adds a little touch of fall to the wreath to match the pumpkins.
How have you decorated your fake pumpkins this year?
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DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorations
Supply List for Easy DIY Pumpkin Décor
- Assorted White Pumpkins
- Wide Ribbon (Walmart)
- Floral Stems
- Fall Flower Blooms (Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue
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