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.
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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 Foam Pumpkins
- Acrylic paint of your choice
- *Spray Paint (optional)
- Wooden Skewer
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.
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.
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.
Paint to fill the spot in a light brown shade.
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.
Step 3 – Thread The Garland
Tie the string in a tight knot on the pointed, thinnest part of the skewer.
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.
Tie or stick (using sticky tape) the garland to your fire surround or place of choice.
Add a few autumn/Halloween touches and a seasonal candle or two.
If you find the pumpkins spin around and don’t face frontwards, push them closely together to reduce their ability to move.
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.
Add more pumpkins to make your Fall garland longer and think of creative places to hang it!!
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!