Now that fall is almost here, it is time to start thinking about ways to decorate your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving. To save money, why not reuse items throughout the season? After Halloween, if you have any pumpkins or gourds that are still good, you can spruce them up with this super simple DIY idea. All you really need is upholstery tacks, about 5-10 minutes and your imagination.
These would look really cute as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece adding a little more sparkle to your table. They also would work well as a porch decoration. You could use the tacks to form your house number, or maybe your monogram. You could opt to use these as decoration for the whole fall season by placing them on your mantel. Use a fake pumpkin, and you now have a decoration you can pull out again next year!
How to make upholstery tack pumpkins
- Upholstery Tacks (you can also use thumb tacks, decorative nails, etc.)
- Pumpkin (real or fake)
- Spray Paint (optional)
- For the pumpkins shown, I chose the smaller more colorful pumpkins. If you prefer a clean slate, spray paint the pumpkin and let dry prior to adding tacks.
- For the more detailed pumpkin, I began by simply following each colorful line halfway down the pumpkin.
- Next, I did a line that went all the way around the pumpkin. Be sure to follow the same line or you will get to the end and have a crooked line.
- For the smaller less detailed pumpkin, I simply went opposite the lines and did a straight line from top to bottom on every other space.
- There are countless ways you can decorate a pumpkin with tacks. Choose your design or even draw the lines on the pumpkin first and then put the tacks accordingly. It took me about ten minutes per pumpkin.
What fun ideas can you come up with for these upholstery tack pumpkins?