DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Our friend Sarah is hosting a “easy fall decor” link party over at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so we thought we’d link up a few DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas. Click on the links below if you’d like to read our step-by-steps!

1. Parsnip and Carrot-Nosed Pumpkin Characters

2. How To Make Glittered Pumpkins

3. How To Make A Pretty Fretwork Pumpkin

4. How To Make A Monogrammed Pumpkin

5. Cute Owl Pumpkin

6. Fabric-Patterned Painted Pumpkin

7. Mini Bat Pumpkins

We’re hoping to move into our new house in a couple of weeks, and although I’m not sure we’ll be settled enough to decorate the front porch with pumpkins this year, we are looking SO forward to gussyin’ it up for Christmas! Off to round up some more moving boxes…

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    • Layla says

      Well, thank you Teresa! What a sweet thing to say! 😀 Glad you liked the pumpkins, too!

  1. MimiG says

    A thought for moving boxes – call your local computer store, no matter the brand, they usually have boxes you can pick up from their loading docks. Plus, liquor store boxes are the bomb for glassware..

  2. says

    Adorable ideas. Congrats on the new adventure. Can’t wait to see the new digs. So happy for you guys. I say decorate the porch before you even unpack a box. That way, every time you pull in the driveway, you will smile because it will look so cozy and inviting, thereby motivating you to unpack and put your stamp on it all.

  3. says

    The owl is SO cute and the ones with the noses are hilariously great! I’ve gotta get me some pumpkins to decorate asap… I wonder how long pumpkins will last? I don’t want them to die well before Halloween?

  4. Rhonda says

    Love love love your blog! Can’t wait to follow on your journey to your new home :) love the bat pumpkins too!

  5. Melinda Ke says

    These are so cute, I really like the pumpkin with the hat and mustache…reminds me of sherlock holmes!

  6. Allison says

    So cute. Love the Blues Brothers looking pumpkins though. Those are just awesome!

  7. Centsational Girl says

    Your creations are PRICELESS! I love how they mimic the TLC personality, with the winks and whimsy on full display! Everything you touch is magical, you know I love everything you create!

    • Layla says

      Well are you a sweetie-pa-teetie! Sure wish I could hug your neck right now! 😀

  8. says

    This year I am totally obsessed with sprucing up my pumpkins. Love your ideas. I just created some blingy white pumpkins tonight. Right now, I’m kind of happy with myself for finishing a project! Come over and have a look!

  9. Liz VanKirk says

    Love all your posts…..but…. I can’t wait to see the new house & hear about your new plans for Reno/decorating!

  10. Marcy says

    funny how connected people can feel to you two over the internet. i was so surprised that you were moving and since that post, i’ve actullay wondered what you were up to. it’s almost like you are a couple who live down the street from me! happy for you and thanks for sharing so many inspiring posts. keep it up, you have too many followers who just have to keep tabs on the new place!

  11. Kellie says

    Love the pumpkin ideas.

    Be certain to take plenty of before pictures of the new place.

  12. nicole w says

    Layla & Kevin~So happy your deal is moving forward! When you got an offer so soon (without a broker, too!) I just knew it was meant to be. New beginning for the two of you & new fun for your loyal readers with another BIG project to watch you put your special brand of design creativity toward. Looking forward to the first look! Someone is getting a beautiful home, too, filled with lots of happy memories! Good luck with the move!

  13. says

    Cute pumpin ideas. I think I’ll do the first ones with my granddaughter, but I like the stenciled pumpkin for myself! Good luck with the move!

  14. says

    I especially love the fretwork pumpkin and the cute owl pumpkin. I’m trying so hard not to love the glittered pumpkin, but I’m not succeeding. Okay, I guess I’ll just give in and love them all. But that fretwork one is my absolute favorite! Trying something similar, or trying to try, at least! :)


  15. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    Hey Layla and Kev:
    A note….”off the beaten path here”………but I am needing to purchase a couple of area rugs. I don’t want to break the bank, you know. But need a nice 7×9 and a 5×8. Pottery Barn is a tad high……… looks good. Might you have any suggestions????
    I am also looking for a couple mercury glass lamps for my bedroom. Pottery Barn has some nice ones, but $200@ is out of my league. What might you suggest???
    I am thinking HOW COOL it would be……if we could see the places you recommend we shop. Maybe have a Layla/Kev Shopping Closet?????? Can you imagine how much that would help all of us???? It would just be divine.
    Also……….November is approaching………..when do you kids leave for “parts unknown”…………? How can we help make your trip an even bigger success?????? Anything we can do?
    Love ya

  16. says

    I am head over heels with your blog (found it during a sleepless night of beautiful blog searching for Halloween inspiration *_^) and I’ve pinned your gorgeous ideas and shared them on my FB page!. I love how easy yet impacting these pumpkins can be, they’re perfect for those who can’t carve them, and I love them because this way you can use them for Halloween, take off the details and use them through thanksgiving!. Un-carved pumpkins can last for months!. Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    XoX, Meli

  17. says

    These are so great! We don’t really do “Halloween” around here…more like “Harvest”…so I could totally make these pumpkins. Thanks for the suggestions :)

  18. Eva Stephen says

    Aww so lovely pumpkin decor, gave me some good ideas. I am thinking to go for little funky. I’d like to have Parsnip and Carrot Pumpkin or Cute Owl Pumpkin decor this year.

    I hope that would be so fun.