We know, we know. Fall has quickly turned into pumpkin overload. Pumpkin lattes, cupcakes and cookies have taken over menus and Pinterest pages. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great time to use left-over pumpkins for table  settings or decor around the house.

Here a are a few last-minute ideas to design or decorate your pumpkin. You can use glitter, paint, markers, tacks, pins or studs to create a variety of designs. We’re personally loving the white pumpkin trend!

Use your pumpkin as a DIY vase for a floral arrangement to accent your table, mantle or front porch! Cut a whole in the top of the pumpkin, dig out the seeds and place a small coffee canister or glass to hold the flowers – keep fresh with water. Get more details here.


Check out these white pumpkin designs from the Brassy Apple blog and their awesome paint pen pumpkin ideas.

diy paint pen white pumpkins

The Waiting on Martha blog has great tips on DIY pumpkins and designs.


Check out this idea from South Carolina Wedding Blog to put your drink menu or fall menu on the pumpkin using chalkboard paint.


Our friend sent us in this DIY-inspired pumpkin design featuring glitter in beautiful fall colors.


Get inspiration and tips on how to make this pumpkin here! Or check out the DIY Bar Pinterest page Pumpkin Party for more tips on beautiful pumpkins.