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.
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.
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.
DIY Bling Pumpkins
A premade bling decal and a Halloween bow makes this pumpkin as easy as pie.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
No Carve Mickey White Pumpkin
A large white pumpkin and two small pumpkins combine to make an easy Mickey Mouse!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got a favorite pumpkin? DIY your own using these Halloween craft ideas and create your home’s own Halloween style.
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