Cheap DIY Fall Pumpkins and Vignette

Yup. September is here and I am in the fall spirit. I usually only decorate for Christmas, simply because I never want to spend too much money on decor. But after lots of blog stalking this year, I am dipping my toes into the waters of seasonal decor. And trying to do it cheaply.


Enter these cheap DIY fall pumpkins. I picked them up at Walmart for $0.97. Not even a buck each. Score.


I really have a thing for neutral seasonal decor, and there is no exception for pumpkins. I wanted them white. I already had white spray paint on hand so no money spent there.


I kinda liked the look of the stems so I taped them off before painting.

White Fall Pumpkins

I just did a couple coats of spray paint and now they are exactly what I was wanting. And they fit perfectly into this vase/candleholder/thing.

Once I had them all prettified and contained, I just had to figure out where to put them. Our office/music room is very sad right now and in desperate need of some color or texture to make it happy. I had empty space on top of the piano so that was where I focused.

Fall Vignette

I had the burlap garland on hand and just cut a piece to make a runner. The "canvas" is foam board wrapped with a dropcloth. Then I just free-handed the design to make it feel more rustic. The white vase was originally $25 at Target and I picked it up on clearance for a bit over $7. The sticks were totally free and gleaned from my backyard.

I had everything on hand except the white vase and the pumpkins, so my total came to just over $10.

Fall Piano Top Vignette

So there you have my first little {slightly} fall vignette. Not all out seasonal, more like a touch. I tend to lean towards the subtle touches. For instance, for summer I could totally trade out the pumpkins for a bunch of little starfish and the sticks for something flowery. A subtle change but a definite nod to a different season. Plus, I'm still working on the cheap so going all out isn't an option.

Baby steps.




More posts for fall inspiration:

My First Fall Mantel!

Fall Pillows


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14 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I love all the white! It makes me happy.

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  2. What a great idea! Love the white. They look so much more expensive.

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  3. I am tiptoeing into the realm of non-Christmas seasonal decor as well. Love your little pumpkins. I was looking at white ones at the craft store recently but they were much more than a buck!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Sometimes it feels like everyone else has the seasonal decor thing down and I'm over here putting up the one wreath I own every fall. It is expensive to do it all at once!

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  4. I love the pumpkin look in white! It looks modern and expensive ... fabulous idea.

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  5. Cute idea. I love how you displayed them in a glass vase.

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  6. Great idea! I will have to give this a try :)
    -Emily
    www.simplelifeofafirewife.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the white pumpkins but agree I don't want to spend much. This is a great idea, I have some pumpkins ready to be spray painted. Looks like my Monday craft is planned. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Tammy @ thecoloreddoor.blogspot.com

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  8. Love it! I sprayed some pumpkins last year just to give them a fresh look, or new life. LOL Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase! I'm gonna pin this one to our board!

    Shelly from MinettesMaze

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  9. I've never decorated my home for any reason other than Christmas. Your DIY pumpkins are seriously tempting me though, I love subtle decor - subtle and cheap is even better!

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  10. Those are super cute! I actually have several of those cheap pumpkins around my house right! I might try paining a few white! I love white pumpkins this year!!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Blogger Digest! I'm now following you as well! :)
    Amanda @ Happily Ever After
    http://karlshappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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