Carvable Faux Fall Pumpkin DIY Project Ideas

A beautiful pumpkin signals the arrival of fall like no other item in your decor arsenal. It’s the perfect canvas for a DIY project, no matter your style. But what to do when you want to keep your fall display ship-shape for more than a couple of weeks? Or avoid that messy jack-o-lantern carving? Snag a carvable foam pumpkin with staying power. Here are a few of our favorite unexpected carvable faux fall pumpkin DIY project ideas!

We’re welcoming fall with open arms – which means sweater weather isn’t far behind. These letterboard pumpkins are an ingenious way to add a customized greeting to your fall display! A Girl and a Glue Gun transformed her foam pumpkins into letterboards by slicing hidden notches for the plastic letters to sit in. Get a colorful fall look by spray painting your letters in bright coordinating colors!

Colorful DIY Pumpkin Decor

Pumpkin planters minus the mess! Remove the pumpkin’s top and add faux succulent picks and craft foam to tap into this trend. Psst: we love how modern this white pumpkin looks stuffed with greenery.

Funkin Pumpkin DIY
Jennifer at The Craft Patch is inspiring us with her unique cross-stitched pumpkin. She headed to the yarn aisle and found some of her favorite I Love This Cotton for a non-traditional color scheme.

1) Using a cutting tool, remove the top or bottom of your pumpkin to access the inside.
2) Draw your design with a pencil.
3) Use a small bit in a power drill to make holes in your pumpkin covering your design.
4) Stitch using a blunt tip needle with a big eye, tying off yarn on the inside.

Fall Color Decorating

Etch your pumpkin with a cheerful greeting with this idea from Skip to My Lou! After tracing your design, use a dremel tool to carve away the top layer of your faux gourd (take care not to cut all the way through.) Add a flameless candle to make your design glow!

Fall Pumpkin DIY Project
The options for DIYing these foam pumpkins are endless! Show us your pumpkin DIYs with #HobbyLobbyFinds!

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