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Easy Pumpkin Projects to Try
There are hundreds of pumpkin crafts on the internet, but many of the projects for kids look very kiddish. These ideas are cute, but will you want to display them in your house once your child hits grade school? In most cases, pumpkin projects for adults can be more rewarding for the entire family to complete.
We believe that with the right attitude, you can tackle pumpkin crafts with your kids where the result looks more like a piece of timeless home decor as opposed to a school project. Each pumpkin project can be modified based on your skill level and the attention span of your children. Task your child with simple aspects of the project, and you'll both feel accomplished with the final product.
Don't have children? Not a problem. You'll find several pumpkin craft ideas that are perfect for you, too.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Cut Out Some Paper Pumpkins
Paper projects are great for kids, but a construction paper pumpkin can end up looking a tad unsightly. This paper pumpkin from Lia Griffith is easy to make and the result looks like something a designer thought up. If you're feeling crafty, head on over to the step by step tutorial for expert guidance.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Paint a Pumpkin Rock
Painting rocks is a popular pastime and is fun for the whole family. These pumpkin rocks from By Stephanie Lynn are incredibly simple but look great, too. Gather up some basic painting supplies and then head on over to the tutorial to get started. Once your finished, hide some of your rocks at parks and playgrounds for other people to find.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Practice Your Needlework with This Pumpkin Project
Embroidery projects are regaining popularity in the crafting world. If you like to embroider, check out this abstract pumpkin pattern that uses three colors of floss. Once you print out the pattern and get the hang of it, you'll be able to complete this pumpkin in less than a day.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Add a Non Traditional Element to a PumpkinContinue to 6 of 16 below.
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Turn Toilet Paper into a PumpkinContinue to 7 of 16 below.
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Transform Felt into a Festive BannerContinue to 8 of 16 below.
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Learn How to Paint a Pumpkin
You might think you know how to paint or draw a pumpkin until you try and it ends up looking more like a squash. This tutorial from Delineate Your Dwelling is easy to follow and breaks down the steps so even a beginner can paint a pumpkin that looks like a pumpkin.Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Repurpose an Oil Can into a Pumpkin
There are so many crafts out there that involve repurposing something. These crafts are fun because you can get creative with unexpected items, and you're forced to think outside the box. This idea from House of Hawthornes is ingenious. If you want to completely transform an oil can into a pumpkin too, read their post for more insight.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Write on a Chalkboard Pumpkin
Creating a chalkboard pumpkin will help you do two things. First, you'll be adding a piece of seasonal decor to your home. Second, the chalkboard can help your family become more organized. For more information on how to complete this project, head on over to A Beautiful Mess.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Print Off Some PumpkinsContinue to 13 of 16 below.
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Sew a Pillow PumpkinContinue to 14 of 16 below.
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Add Some Flowers to a Pumpkin
There are hundreds if not thousands of no-carve pumpkin ideas out there. However, this idea is fun for florist crafters to tackle because you're transforming the pumpkin into a decorative fall flower arrangement. If you like this crescent moonflower pumpkin, visit The Merry Thought for more details.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Set a Pumpkin in Concete
These pumpkins are solid, sleek, and will last several decades. If your aesthetic is minimal and modern, you don't have to forgo seasonal decorations. Instead, opt for pieces that are simple and use modern materials like concrete. Head on over to Cherished Bliss to learn how to make your own concrete pumpkins.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Create Pumpkin Button Art
If you're new to embroidery, one way to get started is to pick a very simple pattern. This pumpkin pattern is beginner-friendly and the buttons are incredibly easy to sew onto the fabric. Don't worry if your end result looks different than what you see here. As long as the piece looks like a pumpkin, you're on the right track.