The fall season is near and a simple way to add autumn is decorating with mini pumpkins. Using real and faux small pumpkins here are ideas to create a cozy feeling to your decorations.
I have a serious weakness for little pumpkins. Whenever the season changes and the temperature drops I get really excited! I love the fall colors, acorns, pinecones, and most of all decorating with mini pumpkins.
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Decorating with Mini Pumpkins
When money was tight my favorite way to decorate was picking up fresh or faux little pumpkins from the store and sprinkle them into my decorations at home. It was cheap and inexpensive.
Hopefully, you will be inspired to shop for these small little beauties and start incorporating them into your home decor.
Decorate your Dining Table with Small Pumpkins
My first creative idea is so easy and can be used when having guests over for dessert. Sit a miniature pumpkin on a pretty plate. You can set it anywhere or use it as place-setting decorations.
Simply pull out some new kitchen towels and place a dessert plate on the table and top with one small pumpkin. When your guest finishes their dessert the towel and pretty pumpkin can be a gift for them to take home.
And while we are on the topic of tablescapes consider leaving a beautiful mini pumpkin centerpiece out on your dining table all season long. Using painted pumpkins you can create a centerpiece similar to this by following my full tutorial farmhouse pumpkin centerpiece DIY.
And don't forget a dough bowl full of small pumpkins. This is a classic fall centerpiece idea simply set a bundle of fall foliage in your trencher dough bowl and then different sizes of mini pumpkins.
The best part about this centepriece is no floral arranging skills for this mini pumpkin centerpiece. It is really easy to make.
Outdoor Decorating with Pumpkins
How many of you love walking up to a front doorstep and finding some beautiful real pumpkins incorporated into their porch decor. If you have a sculpture of an animal or small child holding a basket then add a small pumpkin gift.
Probably my all-time favorite tiny pumpkin project was this DIY fall bicycle wreath. This wreath incorporates happy autumn feeling with bright colors. If you look closely there are white and orange smaller pumpkins nestled between the beautiful flowers.
Decorating Tables with Baby Pumpkins
Another way I love decorating with these little guys in my home decor is to place them next to an end table lamp. That can be in a bedroom, living room, or study. It's even okay to add a smaller pumpkin in every room if you want to.
Coffee tables are the perfect spot for pumpkins and there are many ways you can decorate with them. One of my favorite is filling a wooden dough bowl with real mini pumpkins. Such a simple decoration that brings all the autumn feels.
Decorating Bookcases with Miniature Pumpkins
They look cute sitting in bowls on bookcases or just set one next to books. There are so many ways you can incorporate small pumpkins on bookshelves.
I love setting them on books too. One year I simply placed a few pumpkins on a set of books. It is the small details that make great designs.
Mantle Decor with Little Pumpkins
Consider repeating your tiny pumpkins in another area of your home for a great design element. Sitting these little beauties in a row on your mantle is an easy way to decorate. More details in this fall home tour.
Decorating Tiered Trays with Baby Pumpkins
Probably one of the easiest ways to use tiny pumpkins in your home decor is on a tiered tray. Once you decide on your color scheme simply place small pumpkins here and there throughout your other fall decorations.
I painted several of the pumpkins I used from the year before to match other white pumpkins. It is good to keep a bag of mini faux pumpkins to add to your decorations each year. A little bit of acrylic paint, craft paint, or spray paint and you can change the color in minutes.
Where to Buy Mini Pumpkins
If you are looking for a real fresh tiny pumpkin the first place to look is grocery stores. Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Walmart, or your local grocery store will carry them when they come in season. You can also look at your local farmer's market or a produce stand. Sometimes local farmers will grow them and sell them at the market.
When I am looking for faux pumpkins I start by searching Amazon. You can find them all year long on Amazon but if you want a deal on mini pumpkins, search at Dollar Tree starting around the beginning of September or Walmart is another favorite.
In addition to baby pumpkins, there are small gourds too and they look just as amazing in fall home decor. You can find them in the grocery store. If you love small gourds simply place one or more in place of any of the ideas I share above.
Now that you have loads of ideas on pumpkin decorating with tiny pumpkins and you know where to shop for them what fun ideas are stirring in your head. Pick up a few small pumpkins and maybe other decorations and add some autumn color to your home decor.
Where would you place a small pumpkin in your home?
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