Creations, Pumpkin Possibilities

I am usually the last one to want to rush into fall, but as we are all wilting on the vine, this summer,  it might be fun to think about Pumpkin Possibilities


I like to tuck some into my planters and pots to help hide the bare spots from dead summer flowers.   Planting fall flowers too early in the deep south just makes Mother Nature mad and she’ll keep temps in the 90s into October


The more pumpkins the merrier, is my motto!

pumpkins! thepaintedapron,com

You can find a quick and easy method for making plump fabric pumpkins here

beach pumpkins

Start adding some white pumpkins to your vignettes with fall colored flowers to hint at autumn around the corner

beach pumpkins 2

This vignette from Tapas in the Vineyard features bleached paper pumpkins and dried yellow roses with grapes, garlic, red onion and parsley

vineyard 4

Nestle pumpkins on soft moss beds or in nests like on this Fall Dessert Table

pumpkin stack

Pumpkins love sunflowers too~

fall centerpiece

Of course, I recommend Painting Pumpkins

pumpkins 4

Paint them on treat bags, napkins, pillows or pots

pumpkin treat bag

Customize real or plastic pumpkins to suit your mood

pumpkins and candy corn

or color scheme

polka dot pumpkin

As we get closer to October and November add some other elements

pumpkin pile 8

Pine cones, grapevine balls, acorns, squash

apples & pumpkins table 2

Bring in darker richer colors and textures like velvet

pumpkin centerpiece 2

Apples and autumn produce

pumpkins by candlelight

Make a bountiful pumpkin “runner”

Thanksgiving centerpiece

and light it up with microfiber lights

Thanksgiving lighted table

When November begins I like to put away the Halloween orange and use mercury glass and silver to hint at the December holidays

fall white pumpkins

Spray paint an orange pumpkin silver to transition into December

and don’t forget that your pumpkins can keep working for you right through the holiday season!

pumpkin snowman 3

You can access all these ideas with more photos and details by clicking on the green links below

Beach Pumpkin Table

Burlap Painted Candy Corn Mats

Golden Harvest

Holiday Pumpkin Patch

Hot Buttered Rum Roll Cake Dessert Table

Hydrangeas and Pumpkins

Playing with Pumpkins, a fabric and burlap pumpkin tutorial

Pumpkins and Apples

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Planter

Tapas in the Vineyard

Thanksgiving Tables

Velvet Pumpkins


pumpkin pile 7

So many Pumpkin Possibilities!


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18 Responses to “Creations, Pumpkin Possibilities”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Thanks for the pumpkin palooza this morning, I am definitely wilting on the vine this summer! We were at the farmers market yesterday and actually saw pumpkins 🙂

  2. Love the pumpkins! I have a secret…I have been pondering pumpkin possibilities too.:-)

  3. Lynn says:

    Ha, ha, I hesitated before adding the pumpkin sheet cake link this morning! Glad to see someone else is in a pumpkiny mood too:@)

  4. Next to throw pillows, pumpkins are my next collection addiction! Love all your inspiration — fall is my absolute favorite season. I decorate more for fall than I do for Christmas sometimes!

  5. Pumpkinspiration!

  6. Great pumpkin ideas! I am so ready to welcome fall… and anything pumpkin! 🙂 I love the plump fabric pumpkins! I’m going to have to try some of those this season! ~Rhonda

  7. Candy S says:

    I am liking me some pumpkins here. Great ideas! I will be working on the rest of my summer projects for a while but as soon as the hummingbirds go home I start my fall projects. Thanks for the inspirations….. Candy

  8. Wow, tons of Fall inspiration! Love each and every one….

    Thanks so much for linking up with me @ The Table It Link Party too!

  9. Kim says:

    What a coincidence. We’re on a family vaca to Panama beach (shh…) and just stepped out to the local Michael’s. What did I buy? Candy corn candles, of course! I guess our great minds are thinking alike again. 😉 Love your fabulous pumpkins!

  10. Love pumpkins and anything to do with autumn. Some great ideas!

  11. joy says:

    Great inspiring ideas! So many possibilities! Thank you for sharing. Found you on Work It Wednesday!

  12. Thanks for the blog love!

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