The good news with this DIY pumpkin garland is that you can decorate it to tie in with your home decor and style. It’s quick and easy to create, and you can re-use it each year! Ideal for both Halloween and autumn alike.

Mantel with close up of decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With text overlay.

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You can see a fun video of how I made the garland on my Instagram Reel. Don’t forget to follow me!

You will need:-

Artificial white small pumpkins flatlay on white table with black geometric pattern.
Can of spray paint, small paint brushes, wooden skewer and pots of paint on white table with black geometric pattern.

Step 1 – Paint Your Pumpkins

Paint your pumpkins with a colour and pattern of your choice. I tied mine in with my living room scheme and chose gold, leopard, and blush pink. You can use acrylic paints and/or spray paints. The instructions will guide you on the colour/pattern of how I decorated my pumpkins.

Spray 2 large, and 2 small pumpkins in gold spray paint. I would recommend doing this outside or in a well ventilated area. Also spray paint 4 of the other pumpkin stalks which are easy to pull out and push back in again. 

white artificial pumpkins on cardboard being sprayed with gold spray paint.

When dry, push the sprayed stalks back into 4 of the unpainted pumpkins (2 large and 2 small). Paint these 4 pumpkins with two coats (leaving to dry in between) of a blush pink paint.

hand holding a white artificial pumpkin with the other hand painting it pink with other painted pumpkins in the background.

Paint the remaining 4 pumpkins in a leopard print effect, by first painting all over in a neutral colour.

When dry paint random dark brown/black leopard spots. Also use this shade to paint the stalk.

hand holding an artificial pumpkin with the other hand painting with leopard print spots with other painted pumpkins in the background.

Paint to fill the spot in a light brown shade.

hand holding an artificial pumpkin with the other hand painting with leopard print spots with other painted pumpkins in the background.
Three painted pumpkins close up. One pink, one leopard print, and one gold.

Step 2 – Make Thread Holes In Pumpkin

Push a wooden skewer from one side of each pumpkin to the other to create thread holes for your garland.

close up of a wooden skewer being pushed through a faux gold pumpkin

Step 3 – Thread The Garland

Tie the string in a tight knot on the pointed, thinnest part of the skewer.

close up of a wooden skewer with a piece of string tied to the pointed end.

Push the skewer through the holes in the pumpkins and pull through the other end along with the string.

Carry on threading each pumpkin, one after the other in the following order:

Large gold, small leopard, large pink, small gold, large leopard, small pink (repeat). Cut the string leaving enough string at each end to hang your garland.

close up of a pink artificial pumpkin with a wooden skewer being threaded through it to pull string through.

Tie or stick (using sticky tape) the garland to your fire surround or place of choice.

Fireplace with decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With fern and lights in fireplace.

Add a few autumn/Halloween touches and a seasonal candle or two.

Fireplace with close up of decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With pumpkin spice candle on mantel.

If you find the pumpkins spin around and don’t face frontwards, push them closely together to reduce their ability to move.

Mantel with decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With fern and lights in fireplace.

There are no limits to the style of your DIY pumpkin garland. You can paint it all one plain colour, add spots, stripes, writing, glitter, and so on.

Mantel with close up of decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print.

Add more pumpkins to make your Fall garland longer and think of creative places to hang it!!

Mantel with decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With fern and lights in fireplace.
Mantel with close up of decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With fern and lights in fireplace.

I hope you have fun creating your own DIY pumpkin garland. Let me know how you get on in the comments below!

 Love Cara x

Here’s a fun Instagram reel that shows how I made the garland. Don’t forget to follow me!

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Mantel with decorated DIY pumpkin garland painted with gold, pink, and leopard print. With fern and lights in fireplace with text overlay.

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