Simple and Easy DIY Floral Pumpkin - Thistlewood Farm

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Looking for an easy fall project with a fresh take on fall? Here’s a simple and easy project. Make this DIY floral pumpkin in an afternoon.

Looking for the easiest fall project that's a little bit different?

I had an idea for these DIY floral pumpkins and made them in a hot minute yesterday.

They are simplest and easiest fall project.

Here’s how to make your own DIY floral pumpkins.

Here are a few close-ups of the pumpkins.

I made three pumpkins.

One large, one medium and one small.

(total aside: I think I’m making more—but with blue and white paper this time.)

Here’s the close-up of the smaller one.

You can make them any size and any color to match your decor.

This pattern might look pretty on a black pumpkin, too.

simple and easy diy floral pumpkin



Mod Podge



scrapbook paper

1. choose your pumpkins

I selected three pumpkins of different sizes.

Do NOT choose cute pumpkins because you are going to be covering them up.

These are just styrofoam or plastic pumpkins.

2. choose your paper

I got this paper from Hobby Lobby.

They are having a sale right now for 4 pieces for $1.00.

The background of the paper doesn’t matter because you are going to cut out the flowers.

I used three pieces for this project and wrapped one of the twin’s gifts with the other.

3. cut out your flowers

Go all paper doll on your flowers and leaves and cut them out.

Do NOT overthink this.

See how I still have a little bit of black on some of them?

Do NOT worry. You won’t even notice on the pumpkin.

4. Choose your Mod Podge

Mod Podge comes in different finishes.

I don’t really like the glossy finish because it shows all the imperfections and looks a little more inexpensive.

I like satin. It just fades away and you don’t even know it’s there.

Kind of like Tom sometimes on Downton.

5. apply Mod Podge

Start the project by glumping on the Mod Podge.

Don’t be shy.

Apply a heavy coat of Mod Podge.

6. Apply your flowers

Start with the first flower.

Lay it on the pumpkin and then add more Mod Podge to it.

It’s a little challenging. The paper is kind of stiff and you have to soak it a little bit with Mod Podge to make it fit to the pumpkin.

After you get the first flower finished, add the rest until you have the design you like.

You could add more flowers if you want, I just like the flowers at the top.

Also, make sure to cut out leaves and use them as filler.

7. Let your pumpkin dry

That’s it.

Check the Mod Podge every so often as it is drying to make sure you have all the flowers stuck properly.

Then let the pumpkin dry completely and you are ready to decorate.

If you like these DIY pumpkins?

Here are a few more pumpkin projects for you:

How to Make a DIY Felted Pumpkin

How to Make a DIY Sweater Pumpkin

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  • Talkwoman Talkwoman on Oct 16, 2021

    You could use old greeting cards too. I save the ones I get from others that are too pretty to get rid of in a box.

  • Karen Hyde Karen Hyde on Oct 16, 2021

    Go all paper doll on it!😆 Everybody understands that!