20+ Halloween Craft Ideas Using Foam & Real Pumpkins

| October 25, 2018

Pumpkins just scream Halloween! But, what if you don’t want to use real pumpkins? Enter the foam pumpkin! If you’re not sure what exactly to do with these craft pumpkins, don’t fret. Here are more than 20 Halloween craft ideas that use foam pumpkins. You’ll be able to enjoy these projects year after year!

Skeleton Marquee Pumpkin

This spooky pumpkin is a real show-stopper! A premade skeleton head and some black and white tape combines with a craft pumpkin for a skeleton marquee pumpkin that no one will believe is a DIY.

 

DIY Skeleton Marquee Pumpkin

Pumpkin Place Card Holders

Add a touch of glitter to your table with these pumpkin place card holders. A bit of glue, some glitter and white pumpkins create a stunning addition to any table.

 

 

Pumpkin Place Card Holders

White and Gold Polka Dot Pumpkins

White craft pumpkins are transformed with a round foam brush and some gold glitter. Gold glitter polka dots and a black and white striped ribbon take these pumpkins from drab to fab.

 

White and Gold Polka Dot Pumpkins

DIY Bling Pumpkins

A premade bling decal and a Halloween bow makes this pumpkin as easy as pie.

 

DIY Bling Pumpkin

Moon Teal Pumpkin

Teal pumpkins have gained in popularity lately with the increase in food allergies so show off that your home has allergy friendly treats with this teal pumpkin. Gold tipped nails and some golf leaf for the stem make this easy and glam all at once.

 

DIY Moon Teal Pumpkin

Pumpkin Cloche

Cutting the bottom off of a hollow craft pumpkin makes an instant pumpkin cloche! Leave it plain or add a Halloween message with some vinyl or craft paint – it’s up to you!

 

Pumpkin Cloche

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Pumpkins

Red, white and black paint can turn a simple pumpkin into Minnie and Mickey Mouse! Use felt to create ears to help create this iconic duo.

 

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Pumpkins

DIY Sharpie Pumpkins

Draw a design on a foam pumpkin with a pencil and then fill it in with a sharpie. For even more impact with your decor, use one side for Halloween and the other for a more general fall theme.

 

DY Sharpie Pumpkins

Hollow Pumpkin with Hanging Bats

Some Halloween craft ideas, like this one, use an already hollowed out pumpkin. Paint it white, and then use a little fishing line to hang paper bat cut outs so they appear like they’re flying. Add some electric tea light candles to add a spooky glow.

 

Hollow Pumpkin with Hanging Bats

Masquerade Pumpkins

If you don’t want to do something permanent on your foam pumpkin, add a mask! Cut out bats, funny faces or monster masks and add them to the pumpkin with a bit of elastic. The best thing is that you can easily change out the design, according to your whims.

 

 

Masquerade Pumpkins

Washi Tape Pumpkins

If you’ve never used washi tape before, you’re missing out! Strips of washi tape run down these foam pumpkins to create easy fall decorations.

 

 

Washi Tape Pumpkins

Jack Skellington Pumpkin

This Jack Skellington pumpkin uses a template and hot glue to create Jack’s 3D face. Add a Santa hat and he’s ready to party!

 

Jack Skellington Pumpkin

Faux Pumpkins Added to a Wreath

Tiny foam pumpkins are painted and added to a premade twig wreath. Weave in some stems of faux flowers and you have a simple project that makes a big impact on your front door!

 

Faux Pumpkin Wreath

Succulent Pumpkins

DIY felt succulents attached atop a pumpkin make for adorable DIY decor. Although they’re easy to make with a cutting machine, they can also be made with a simple pair of scissors.

 

Succulent Pumpkins

DIY Jeweled Pumpkins

Metallic paint and some hot glued jewels create a stunning DIY jeweled pumpkin that you’ll love to display year after year.

 

DIY Jeweled Pumpkins

No Carve Mickey White Pumpkin

A large white pumpkin and two small pumpkins combine to make an easy Mickey Mouse!

 

No Carve Mickey Mouse Pumpkin

Dip Dyed Patterned Pumpkins

These dip dyed patterned pumpkins are made with some cookie cutters a bit of clothing dye. The best part? You can use different cookie cutters and colors to create a design that’s all your own.

 

Dip Dyed Patterend Pumpkins

Gold Splatter Pumpkins

Painted pumpkins in bright colors are given a touch of glam with some gold splatter paint. These fun pumpkins can be mixed up to match any decorating scheme.

 

Gold Splatter Pumpkins

Neon Dipped Pumpkins

White pumpkins are given an 80s makeover with the addition of some neon paint. Add some extra paint and turn the pumpkins upside down to dry for some topsy turvy fun.

 

Neon Dipped Pumpkins

Black Pumpkin with Script Saying

This pumpkin could not be easier! Just take a plain black craft pumpkin and add a spooky saying in gold paint pen.

 

 

Black Pumpkin with Script Saying

 

Got a favorite pumpkin? DIY your own using these Halloween craft ideas and create your home’s own Halloween style.

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