“It’s the great pumpkin Charlie Brown!!!” Well–maybe my pumpkins aren’t quite as cute as the movie–but I’m going to have fun trying! I have found so many creative ways to decorate pumpkins this year. I am a big fan of the classic Jack-o-lantern but not such a fan of the mess in 4 days when it rots. So this year I wanted to find fun ideas using craft pumpkins that last forever and require no messy clean ups!

These pumpkins were about $6 each and came in all size and shapes.
I used craft paper and fabric to decorate my pumpkins. You can get creative and cut out any shapes you want! I decided to cut out leaves because I wanted to also use these for Thanksgiving. But I also saw candy corns, polka dots, hearts, stars..lots of shapes look pretty!

All you really need is scrap paper, glue, scissors and some creativity!

After a few hours and some quilt scraps–viola! My crafty pumpkin!

You can also get great patterns online used for carving the pumpkins–but instead, just trace on the design with black marker. Remember-once you pierce your pumpkin it will only last about 4 days. A great tradition at my house is to carve pumpkins the night before Halloween for all of the trick or treaters to enjoy! Happy Halloween!!!! XXOO
About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Springdale, AR with her husband Spencer & her two children Katie (9) & Jackson (7).


  1. I never would have thought of that, so clever!

  2. I LOVE THIS!!! It combines two of my obsessions, paper and pumpkins! I will be keeping this in mind for next year!

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