Trendy Fabric-Covered Pumpkins

Turn faux pumpkins, leftover from Halloween, into a stylish centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Choose graphic designs and unexpected colors to make a statement in your seasonal arrangement.
Contemporary Fall Centerpiece Featuring Decoupaged Patterned Pumpkins

Contemporary Fall Centerpiece Featuring Decoupaged Patterned Pumpkins

Get out your decoupage kit and create a stunning pumpkin display to commemorate fall. These embellished pumpkins will decorate any room or table of your home, with no design off limits.

Materials Needed:

  • faux pumpkins or gourds in assorted sizes
  • 1/4-yard of fabric in desired pattern
  • scissors
  • 1" artist brush
  • wax paper, parchment paper or tin foil (optional)

Cut Fabric

Cut fabric into strips approximately two inches wide and four inches long. Keeping strips small will make them more manageable when gluing to curvy pumpkins.

Cut Graphic Fabric for Faux Pumpkin

Cut Graphic Fabric for Faux Pumpkin

Cut fabric into strips approximately two inches wide and four inches long. Keeping strips small will make them more manageable when gluing to curvy pumpkins.

Apply Decoupage

Place pumpkin on a piece of wax paper, parchment paper or tin foil to protect work surface from glue. Using one-inch artist brush, apply a small amount of decoupage medium to surface of artificial pumpkin. Press a strip of fabric into wet glue. Immediately brush over fabric with a generous amount of decoupage medium until fabric is fully saturated. Brush more medium on pumpkin next to fabric strip that was just glued. Place a new fabric strip on pumpkin, overlapping last strip. Continue this process until entire pumpkin is covered in fabric. Trim smaller pieces of fabric if necessary. Hang pumpkin from stem or elevate on a metal can to dry. Tip: Pumpkins with a smooth texture and shallow ridges are best for this project.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Make Metallic Copper, Gold and Silver Pumpkins for a Chic Fall Display

Give faux pumpkins a glamorous makeover with gold, silver and copper leaf. They'll add just the right amount of sparkle to a fall display or Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Craft a Succulent-Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Easily turn a faux or fresh pumpkin into a rustic planter for assorted succulents. Surrounded by other fall elements, this garden craft makes a gorgeous living centerpiece for your fall or Thanksgiving table.

New Thanksgiving Tradition: Create a Thankful Tree

Give thanks in a new way this holiday season. Invite friends and family to share what they are most thankful for by creating a thankful tree that can take center stage throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.

Make a Chain of Thanks for Thanksgiving

Turn giving thanks into a game. Print out our free printable template, attach to twine and ask your Thanksgiving guests to write down what they're thankful for, then take turns reading the sentiments aloud during dinner.

Make a Rustic Tablecloth With Ruffled Burlap Trim

Embellish a basic thrift-store or hand-me-down white tablecloth with strips of inexpensive burlap to give the plain table linen a sophisticated, custom look, perfect for Thanksgiving.

How to Make Pomegranate Place-Card Holders

Easily turn real or faux pomegranates into gilded place-card holders to add an organic, rustic touch to your Thanksgiving place settings.

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Place Card

Put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving table with our free printable place cards.

Make a Rustic Twig Table Runner

Bring an organic touch to your Thanksgiving table by creating a beautiful runner made of twigs. Kids will love scavenging for twigs in the yard, and assembly is easy enough that they can help craft it, too.

Plaster Leaf Napkin Ring and Place Card

Coat silk leaves in budget-friendly plaster of Paris to create sleek napkin rings and place cards for your Thanksgiving table.

How to Make a Ship Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

Kids will love helping to make this large sailing ship centerpiece, which is reminiscent of the vessels that brought colonists to the new world. It's a cinch to make and will definitely bring a boat-load of fun to any Thanksgiving table.
More from:

Thanksgiving Ideas

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.