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

  2. 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!

    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!

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

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

  5. Great idea! I will have to give this a try :)

  6. 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 @

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. So pretty! I love those pumpkins!

  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


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