Do you ever see those adorable mini pumpkins at the Farmer’s Market and grocery stores and wonder what to do with them besides just sitting them randomly around the house? With all the amazing colors they come in, from pure white to almost black, green, yellow and of course orange, there are so many fabulous ways to decorate with these tiny gourds.
Of course, you can always paint, embellish or add fun accessories to them, but today we are talking about just using them in their natural state, using items you already have around the house. So, let’s get creative and get to decorating.
First off, these little guys will last a long time, so don’t be afraid to purchase them early in the season. In fact, we have some from last year that are still looking great. Of course you will have the occasional mini pumpkin that get a bad spot and start to rot; however, for the most part they will last until Thanksgiving even if purchased in September.
So here we go…5 ways to decorate with Mini Pumpkins!
1. Fill a Bowl
For a Farmhouse vibe, choose a vintage crock bowl and fill with white pumpkins. The key to this look is to choose pumpkins that are not bright white. I love the ones with field spots & sugar spots for that perfectly imperfect look.
By skipping the perfect pumpkins, you really get a warm vintage farmhouse feel.
2. Fill any Vessel You Can Find
What is so great about pumpkins, they really can incorporate into any decor. Think outside of the box and choose some unique items to fill. This vintage suitcase is a perfect example. By taking a variety of colors, shapes and sizes and piling them into the body of the suitcase, you create a unique and interesting display.
So, go on a treasure hunt around you house. Find items that can be filled with pumpkins and bring them out to the front and center of your holiday decor.
3. Head Outside
Sure, we all stack and pile pumpkins on the porch for a fabulous Fall feel, but don’t forget about the window boxes and flower pots. By incorporating pumpkins into your seasonal plantings, you can really take the greenery and flowers up a notch with the added pop of color and texture.
4. Incorporate Mini Pumpkins into Your Existing Decor
There really is no need to completely pack everything away and move items you love just to decorate for a holiday. Simply incorporate bits and pieces into already displayed decor.
In our entryway, I have this dough board and acorns displayed year round, but I always add seasonal pieces to it depending on the holiday. Here I simply added green and white pumpkins.
What are you favorite home decor items in your house? Leave them there and try adding a few pumpkin to create a fabulous holiday vignette. This is a great way to use what you have and transition through the seasons at the same time.
5. Find a Funky Basket
This cool basket was picked up at an estate sale and has been incorporated into so many different decor schemes. For a fun & funky vibe, I filled it with different shape, size and colors of pumpkins for an anything goes look.
Want a more natural feel? Find a pretty wooden basket and add leaves, twigs and neutral colored pumpkins.
With Halloween and Thanksgiving approaching, it’s the perfect time to add a little seasonal spirit to your decor. And mini pumpkins are an inexpensive yet fun way to do that. Have fun with it and get creative!