3 Ways to Dress Your Pumpkins


3 Ways to Dress Your Pumpkins

Hi everyone, as you all get ready to head off the pumpkin patch for the weekend.  I wanted to take a little time to share one of my fall projects from last year, pre blog that is… Pumpkins 3 ways.

I am a huge holiday decor person, and I just love going Burt’s Farm they have the best Pumpkin Patch, and are a local favorite here in Georgia. I tell you, last year we loaded up our little wheelbarrow with tone of great finds. Below is a picture of 1 out of our 3 wheelbarrows, yes I might have a problem, and I do realize that….LOL. These lovely pumpkins became my creepy Halloween tower of pumpkins. I decide to use them to flank either side of our garage doors, in a set of urns that originally housed summer annuals. I dressed them using Spanish Moss, which I felt added a creepy spider vibe to them. (Plus the birds really loved the Spanish Moss, lol) I have seen several post that show placing dow rods through the pumpkins to secure them. However, I did not need to secure them. I actually stacked the pumpkins up at the patch to make sure the would all sit evenly and have a matching finished height. Now I know, not everyone out there is going to put that much time effort and energy into picking out their pumpkins, which is why I mentioned the dow rod option. 
After spending all that money on the pumpkins, I really wanted to make sure  I could use them a while and get my monies worth out of them. While at Burns’s I decided to purchase a galvanized set of turkey parts- head, feathers and feet. This allowed me to recreated and carry the tower though for Thanksgiving. I added a few fall leaves to the bottom of the pot to create a nest vibe and  I think it turned out super cute. This allowed me to keep the pumpkins for another whole month.

Side note: I do find the it fade and color change on the pumpkins very interesting as they weathered out side. It actually made the turkeys look even better. Then as if the turkey conversion was not enough, I had two very sweet neighbors recommend that I turn them into snowmen for the winter. A idea they had seen on Pinterest, and they wanted my pumpkins to continue to live on. (I got to say I love my neighbors and neighborhood, they are some of the best people on the planet.) 

I mean who am I not to for fill the request of the very people that drive by my house and see it every day, right? So  I created snowmen. I sprayed the pumpkins white with spray paint, and found this great snowman kit at Hobby Lobby. Hind site I would have added some cotton fluff to the base to cover the the urn, but all in all I think they turned out nicely. Bonus the pumpkins lasted another whole month right into January.  So this is the progression of my seasonal pumpkins done 3 ways. The perfect way to keep them through 3 holidays and 2 seasons. I hope you guys enjoyed this, Happy Fall Y’all

 

138 Comments

  1. The snowmen are adorable, and I have seen a few around town today. Thanks for inspiring such a fun recyclable opportunity.

  2. Such a fun way to reuse the pumpkins into the winter. Such a very green idea too, then early spring you can toss them into you garden to grown pumpkins for next year!

  3. These are so cute and I am starting to see a lot of snow pumpkins around my area, clearly you got the word out there!

  4. Look these sweet little pumpkins all dressed up for the winter. Such a cute idea.

  5. Am I going to snumpkins everywhere this year? Just trying to make up a word and see where is goes.

  6. Such a great use of the those pumpkins and with cold weather they will last until spring up here, in Michigan.

  7. Sucha cute idea I wish I had left my pumpkins from Halloween whole but we carved them and chunked them.

  8. The snowmen are very funny, I have seen them around my neighborhood and some how I feel you are to blame or thank depending on how you feel about them. LOL

  9. Oh I wish I had seen this post sooner I could have saved my pumpkins to create some fun snowmen. Next year for sure!

  10. I am going out back and getting my pumpkins we left out for the critters, I think they are still ok, if so were will be having snow pumpkins. Great idea.

  11. Oh no, we just tossed our pumpkins into the woods!!!!!!! I could have had a family of snowmen, why did I not see this soon!!!!!!!

  12. Another great tip, I have a feeling that we will see a lot of snowmen this year.

  13. We a totally doing this tomorrow, I can get my 9 and 6 year old out into the yard for a paint project. I will check Hobby Lobby today for the snowmen kits, those would be handy for the winter too.

  14. Now see this is the innovative ideas I have been looking for, when googling what to do with your leftover pumpkins. Thank you for a family fun idea.

  15. These little guys turned out so cute, I think we may have a project for our leftover pumpkins now.

  16. Well isn’t this just the most creative thing I have seen today. Such great idea of recycling pumpkins, well at least until spring comes and the heat rots them, lol

  17. These are very funny, I can not wait to see how many snowmen I see this year. I can make it a “caroling” drinking game.

  18. How funny we are make the snowmen this weekend as a family craft project. I have seen several around town and just had to participate in the trend then I see you post from a couple of months back, guess I know where they got there ideas from….

  19. Pumpkins to Snowmen underway at the Nelson household. Thanks for the great idea!

  20. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot pumpkin snowmen this year, LOL Love this idea and so do the kids.

  21. Again another great idea for repurposing holiday decor. You creativity astounds me.

  22. This is a fabulous idea, I still have my pumpkins sitting around for the holidays, but was dreading throwing them away. Thanks!

  23. Oh my this is great idea for carry our pumpkins forward, They are surprisingly still in good shape. I guess since it stay’s so cold here, like a refrigerator. I would cook them but I am not sure they are the cooking kind of pumpkins.

  24. Great idea for the holiday, I have read in comments people a planning on making this a holiday project, I love to see plans come together.

  25. What I though you were kidding about dressing up pumpkins then I saw the snowman, he it very cute!

  26. Fun idea and great kiddo project t over the holidays too, that is a win-win in this household.

  27. Inventive idea for those leftover pumpkins, we will have to create some snowmen soon!

  28. We missed doing the turkey’s but I love those snowmen, I feel an kids project coming on.

  29. Very nice idea, maybe we can make some snowmen over the Thanksgiving Day break!

  30. OMG I love this idea, I may still be able to do this with a few of our uncut pumpkins.

  31. This is a really great idea, especially with school being out next week, what a great project to do with the kids before the holidays.

  32. Another winner in the long line of Jenron’s ideas. You are so going places with this much useful content.

  33. Great idea, I am a single parent dad and this feels like a great project when the kids come to visit.

  34. Cute, cute! This is a fun idea especially for the grandkids. I thought my mooning a puking pumpkin was ground breaking but these are really sweet.

  35. Now this is a adorable idea, I think my nieces would love to do this, I guess Aunt Lexy will bringing turkey feather to Thanksgiving.

  36. Oh my this is so cute and such a great way to keep your tower pumpkins longer. I do agree the color change is interesting I Thought you painted the turkey’s to until I read that.

  37. Wow I like this concept a whole lot. I hate spending money on pumpkins that I just throw away after a few weeks, I cannot believe you got 3 months out of them!

  38. The kiddos will love to help me do this conversion. Thanks for the inspiration for a fun family project!

  39. You have some really cute ideas, I really like the idea of snowmen topiary’s for the winter. Plus the cold keeps the pumpkins from rotting.

  40. My son would love the snowmen, he loves Olaf and that would be so easy to make them look like him.

  41. I know both my son and daughter will love this project. So cute and a great way to utilize something we already have.

  42. These little characters are so cute. You could even have done witches or cats for Halloween.

  43. Oh I wish I had seen this sooner, we just tossed out our pumpkins, the craving made them decompose. We do still have our little pumpkins and gourds. Maybe I can make them turkey’s some how.

  44. Oh my that snowman is adorable. I must check my Hobby Lobby to see if they have those cute little snowmen sets.

  45. What a great idea the turkey and snowman both turned out so cute. Maybe I will paint them green and make a grinch, or red and make a Santa. Thanks for the inspiration.

  46. Cute idea, but why turkey’s? I get the snowmen but turkey’s seem kind if random.

    • Alexandrina thanks for the great question. I am located in the US and we celebrate Thanksgiving. The turkey is actually one of primary symbols for that holiday. Cornucopias, Pilgrims, Native American Indians and Pumpkins are also used a lot for this holiday. ­čÖé

  47. Oh my gosh these are cute I love the turkey’s maybe I could pull some together in the next week of so for Thanksgiving.

  48. The environmental standards you are upholding by repurposing, recycling and reusing items like this is so refreshing. I wish more designer thought like you guys, and would look at reuse on new.

  49. So cute! I am going to have to remember this for next year. We already hacked ours up and trashed them 2 weeks ago lOl

  50. This is one of the most interesting things I have seen tonight in my Pinterest search, I really gotta check out the rest of your site, you got good stuff.

  51. A total home run in my book for pumpkin reuse! Boy that snowman turned out cute!

  52. Well isn’t that snowman just the cutest thing. Such creativity you have, and so much energy too.

  53. I agree with the other the snowman is adorable, and such a great way to decorate for the winter months.

  54. I like how you made the pumpkins into other things, it makes them last a whole lot longer that way. The snowman turned out so cute.

  55. That snowman is the cutest thing, and to think you just spray painted the pumpkins such a good idea.

  56. Okay I would have never though to do this at all. Brilliant idea! I think I saw some turkey plug ins at Hobby Lobby, I am going back for them today!

  57. The snowman is adorable! I love this idea and now wish I had not cut all my pumpkins up, since they are now rotting.

  58. How cute are these little guys! Oh my goodness I wish I had done tower pumpkins so I could do a snowman for Christmas.

  59. Now this is a very innovative idea, and you got 3 seasons out of your pumpkins, how crafty.

  60. Now I would have never thought to do this with our Halloween pumpkins. I will have to go find some of those iron feathers for turkey’s, too cute!

  61. you have some really great ideas on you blog, this is very useful this time of year.

  62. I have seen the snowmen before but not the turkey’s those little metal inserts are great. I will have to check out Burt’s.

  63. Turkey’s and Snowmen oh my! Such a fun way to continue using those pumpkins. I would have never thought to do this.

  64. Snowmen pumpkins who would have thought of that? What a quirky little idea you had, but it turned out great.

  65. Great blog post. I really like the idea of taking old pumpkins and recreating them for the seasons.

  66. OMG, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Gosh now I wish I had done stacked pumpkins this year.

  67. Guess who’s make turkey’s today, that’s right this girl!!! Such a great idea, and I can’t wait to do the snowmen too!

  68. I just want to tell you what a great idea this really is, I think I am going to see a lot of this in my area. Pumpkin conversions to be seasonal charters. One guys did Peanuts with the heads as pumpkins I think he is just going to change there clothes and add the seasonal specials for each holiday.

  69. This is what I am doing this year, but where did you find the turkey parts? Great stuff by the way, just great!

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I got my turkey parts at Burt Pumpkin Patch, here in north GA. I have seen a few places on Etsy to order them as well. Trying looking up turkey pumpkins, it brings up a lot of options.

  70. I really love this idea especially the snowmen, although I am not sure why you chose turkey’s…. is that an American thing?

  71. Seems like a really good idea for keeping our pumpkins around a little while longer. Thanks for the advice!

  72. Absolutely genius, I always hate throwing out perfectly good pumpkins after Halloween. Thanks a lot so much for this expert and effective guide. I won’t hesitate to tell all my friends about your site and this fantastic idea.

  73. Turkey’s!!!! I am going to turn my pumpkins in turkey’s where did you find those great metal pieces? Thank you for the unique tips and tricks, and the hard work you put into all the writing at this site.

    • Hey Bethany thanks for stopping by, I got my turkey kit at Burt’s Pumpkin Patch which is local to GA. If you are not around this area check online I know I have seen them several places and Etsy had some cute one too!

  74. Oh my gosh this is the cutest idea, I saw a friend of mine had pinned it to her board, so I also pinned it and the clicked the link to see the post. I am know a Jenron Designs fan, and started following you. I bet your Christmas will be fabulous!

  75. Oh my goodness how come I did not find your site sooner? Now I know what I can do with my pumpkins tomorrow ­čÖé

  76. You are performing a wonderful job of informing the public how to recycle and reuse stuff they would just throw away. I can see turkey’s in my future for these pumpkin towers. Love, Lindsey

  77. Okay now I am going to do this, after tonight I will have turkey’s everywhere! I always feel bad that Thanksgiving gets lost in the holiday shuffle. Fantastic idea ­čśÇ

  78. I appreciate you for coming up with such great, yet educational and very cool guidance on the topic of reusing pumpkins. I am just writing so you understand the value I found using your web page. You truly exceeded blog readers’ desires on all topics.

  79. You definitely know how to convey a good idea, that could easily be overlooked and make it important. More individuals must read this post and understand this incredibly smart, time saving facet of your story.

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  81. After research just a few of your weblog posts on your website now, and I truly like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site checklist and will likely be checking back soon. Please know I will be trying to do this with our pumpkins this year, thanks!

  82. My husband and I ended up stacking our pumpkins like this, so I think I will try to do the turkey and snowman too! Thanks for the idea on the whole thing!

  83. A lot of thanks for all of your work on this website. You are doing a really good job.

  84. Right on the pumpkin of what people want with this write-up, I truly think this web site warrants much more consideration. I will be back again to learn more info. Thanks for that!

  85. Iam so impressed, I have to say. Actually hardly ever do pumpkins because they cost so much and you have toss them after Thanksgiving. Your concept is outstanding and make so much sense.

  86. I keep running across great idea here on your blog. Three seasons on pumpkin is really a great idea, and the conversion seemed super easy too. Thanks for the share.

  87. Now this is a really good idea, and the exact reason why love your blog so much. Keep showing me all your great ideas, that is what I come her for. ­čÖé

  88. I simply had to say thanks yet again. I’m taking note of a well-written techniques you have managed to provide. Now I’m happy for this help and I hope you know what a great job that you’re providing teaching the others through this site.

  89. Great idea, I am totally going to do this with my pumpkins, even if they do not stack. Happy Fall Y’all!

  90. I am impressed, I have to say. Your concept is outstanding, the idea to keep your pumpkins for that long is really great and cost effiective. I am overjoyed that I stumbled upon, this.

  91. Wow this is a really good idea, I think I might have to try it out this weekend!

  92. I would have never thought to rework my pumpkins, how do you come up with this stuff! Great job.

  93. I happen to be commenting to make you be aware of the really good encounter I have had viewing your blog. You undoubtedly did more than readers’ expectations with these pumpkins. Many thanks for showing these practical, and fun tips about the topic.

  94. Great post for the fall Halloween season, I can not believe you got 3 months out of your pumpkins. Amazing idea.

  95. Oh these turned out so great, I will have to try to do that with some of mine this year! Great stuff!

  96. I found you on Pinterest a linked over, you have some unique and interesting ideas. I will now bookmark you to my rss feed.

  97. Fall pumpkins will never be the same to me after reading this. I really love those metal turkey parts. As I say turkey parts I realize how bad that sounds, but I do not know what else to call them ­čÖü Sorry. I do love your blog ­čÖé and find myself fall inspired.

  98. Another great post, as always. Thanks so much for providing us with a chance to check out tips from such a highly sigh after designer.

  99. My god you have some of the best stuff I have seen and it just keeps coming. Happy Fall my friend.

  100. I appreciate the article on your pumpkins collage. They are very festive and make nice decor for you home.

  101. Okay this is a really great idea for the fall. I love that pumpkin became turkey’s and then a snowman. So cool!

  102. Oh my goodnesss I love this idea, the snowmen are precious. So that was just spray paint and a snowman kit from Hobby Lobby? How easy is that!

  103. Holy smokes this is a good idea. How do you come up with this stuff? I could have used this information when I was raising 4 kids and had a plastic jack’o’lantern.

  104. Okay now you are just showing off…… is there anything you can not do? Please tell me, this is so stinking cute and frugal at the same time. It so good its giving me the feels.

    • LOL, yes there are plenty of things I do horribly, ironically I think I am a horrible writer, but I want so badly to share my ideas that some how I muster through it.

  105. Had to check out just one more post before I start the laundry. I really like this idea and I am going to try and do this at my home. We go to the pumpkin farm tomorrow. So hopefully it won’t be too picked over.

  106. Pumpkins 3 ways is a ground breaking idea. I would have never thought they would last that long. Then to make them snowmen…. blows my mind. I will be a loyal follower of this blog just as soon as I figure out how to bookmark it.

  107. We are picking out our pumpkins this weekend, and I am so glad I saw this post. I think I want to do these stacked towers for the season, just got to talk the husband into it, ha ha. But you gave me all the tools I need, once he sees they will last until January, he will be on board.

  108. I seem to remember this last year on your IG. It was amazing then and still is now!! Glad I was on the front lines for this one!!

  109. I just can’t seem to leave you blog, I keep finding more and more great things. This post show just how smart you are, 3 seasons with the same pumpkins! Thrifty, talented and creative all good qualities in my book.

  110. This is such a good idea, I am soooooo doing it. I really hate having to throw out the pumpkins after the holidays. Your creativity is so inspiring, thank you.

  111. Thank for such a useful fall post. I love how you were able to reuse the pumpkins for 3 seasons. That is awesome, and you are right the big pumpkins like that can be expensive, for just decorations, so you might as well get the use out of them. Love your talent and all that you do.

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