Pump Up Your Porch: Last-Minute Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

By Beth • posted on 07/07/2021

This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia. This is Beth’s first contributor post on papernstitch. She’ll be here every other Friday to share the most awesome diy projects for your weekend.

I don’t know about you, but Halloween certainly crept up on me this year. Only three days stand between us and swarms of cute, costumed kids, and while I’ve got the main ingredient for successful trick or treating (the candy), our decor is severely lacking! So, if you’re like me and don’t want to be dubbed the “lame” house on the block, I suggest we concentrate our crafty efforts on the front porch and the pumpkins that will grace it.

For ultimate thriftiness (and I’m sure some added stress, ha) I’m waiting until Monday morning to snatch up my gourds because the prices are always really low. So since time will be of the essence, I’ve rounded up five fast (but super cute) pumpkin projects that will transform your porch…

(above) Washi Tape Pumpkin via Eat.Live.Shop

Embroidered Pumpkins via Green Eyed Monster

Melted Crayon Pumpkins via The Swede Records

Decoupaged Pumpkin via Mr. Kate of Hello Giggles

“Polly the Pucker Up Pumpkin” & Date via Jac o’ Lyn Murphy

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in Saint Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams. See what she’s about on twitter @SecondHandStyle.

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I wish I’d seen this post before Halloween. I LOVE those melted crayon pumpkins and the “disguised” pumpkins are adorable. Maybe I can use some fall color crayons to make some Thanksgiving pumpkins!

Please Note

Each pumpkin you showed us is fantastic! Thanks for that. I really like them all but my particular favourite is the last one with the eyes and mouth. How cute is that?!

Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

You did a great job, love the spidery-beetles pumkin and thee polly pucker haha 😀
thought you might like my machinima version of Tim Burton’s
This Is Halloween
Happy Halloween

Celestial Elf

Such fab ideas !!


omg ! Polly the pumpkin looks way too real !! very creative .

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