I love the slight change in weather and all those fall decorations this time of year. Something else I really love about autumn is all those pumpkin patches and pumpkins that are seen in many stores and street corners. Today I want to share with you several ways for you to decorate with mini pumpkins.
It’s OK to Think Small
This year I bought several small pumpkins in various colors and sizes. They are currently on display by my counter, side table, living room table, and out on our balcony table. I love this organic look and how it brings gardening indoors.
I also don’t have to worry about the cats eating these. Last year some rotted after a month but most of the pumpkins lasted until the new year. I could use larger pumpkins, but the smaller ones definitely fit my small living and decorating needs.
Why Decorate with Mini Pumpkins?
There are many reasons why it’s great to decorate with mini pumpkins. They fit in small areas and are inexpensive, to name a few. If you decide to decorate your mini pumpkins and you make a mistake, it should cost too much to replace them either.
There are many reasons to decorate with miniature pumpkins during the fall season. For one, they are very affordable. You can usually find them for less than $0.50 each at your local grocery store. Mini pumpkins are also easy to work with and can be used in a variety of ways.
One of the best things about mini pumpkins is that they come in many different colors. While the classic orange pumpkin is always a popular choice, you can also find mini pumpkins in white, green, and even blue! This means that you can easily find mini pumpkins to match your home’s decorating scheme.
Different Types of Mini Pumpkins
So far, I’ve collected five different mini pumpkins that I have on display outside and inside our apartment. I have traditional orange ones, white ones, and striped pumpkins. I want to mention several types of small pumpkins you can purchase.
Orange Mini Pumpkin
I would say these are the most common in the smaller variety. These bright orange pumpkins are also the most cost-effective I have found. They are flat and round but can be used for all types of decorations.
These small pumpkins are almost the same as the ones above, except for the color. They come in yellowish-white to white. These are small and are very common, like the pumpkins above.
Tiger Striped Pumpkin
These beautiful colored pumpkins are light yellow but become darker within the indentations of the bumps. They add a nice touch to any indoor autumn area.
Mini Round Pumpkin
These brightly colored pumpkins are a little bigger and rounder than the ones mentioned above. The surface of these pumpkins is smoother and they come in nice bright shades of orange.
These ghostly-colored pumpkins are tiny in size. These small white pumpkins are very small and very bright white but can make a nice addition to contrast with orange pumpkins.
Fairy Tale Pumpkins
Fairy tale pumpkins are a bit larger than miniature pumpkins. They have deep ribbing and a flattened top and bottom. They are usually orange but can also be found in white or green.
Cinderella pumpkins are large and oval-shaped. They look similar to fairy tale pumpkins. Cinderella pumpkins are usually bright orange.
Other types of miniature pumpkins include Jack-be-Little, another orange variety, Sweetie Pie, a small middle of the road orange colored tiny pumpkin, and Munchin, also orange in color.
Below I’ve listed some ways you can decorate with your pumpkins. The possibilities are endless!
Different Ways to Decorate with Mini Pumpkins
I love displays that are as organic and simple as possible. That’s why I just find an area on my balcony and apartment and arrange the pumpkins as I please. Other decorations can be included to add a flair to the pumpkins.
In the Garden
Many of my flowering plants are slow to grow flowers, so adding mini pumpkins to the porch adds a nice splash of color to our outdoor area. We have a few pumpkins as a centerpiece on our balcony table, but they would also look great between containers on our garden shelf.
Mini pumpkins are small enough to fit in garden containers. Place one in a container to add a fall feel, or add several to a larger pot for more variety. Mini pumpkins look great with mums or other fall plants.
Another cute way to decorate with mini pumpkins is to add decorations, such as glitter, paint, ribbon, and marker. These can be put on the pumpkins as a design or randomly. Add colors that would go with the rest of your autumn decor.
A ribbon can be placed around the pumpkins to give them an Easter egg in autumn look to it. Use a black sharpie or other markers to draw and color in designs on your pumpkins.
A common but fun way to decorate these small pumpkins is to paint on or draw faces with a marker. These can be as serious, scary, or silly as you want. Scroll the internet for ideas.
Centerpieces and Table Displays
Another simple way to decorate with these tiny pumpkins is to place them as centerpieces on tables or on plates. This requires little time and can be done on a whim. There are endless ways to decorate this way too.
Fill Those Bowls
If you have craft bowls or baskets lying around and unused, now is a great time to decorate with them. Fill the bowls with small pumpkins to add a nice touch of autumn to your home. Add different types of pumpkins in one small bowl to add variety or mix and match throughout.
If you have some wall space available inside or outside, use mini pumpkins as a unique piece of wall art. Make a small hole in the back of the pumpkin to hang on a nail from the wall, add a string to the pumpkin and nail the string, or make up your own wall design with pumpkins.
Here are some more ideas:
- Paint them white and use them as part of a spooky Halloween display
- Stack them on top of each other to create a mini pumpkin totem pole
- Carve out the center of a mini pumpkin and use it as a candle holder
- Use mini pumpkins as place cards on your Thanksgiving table
- Drill holes into mini pumpkins and string them up like garland
No matter how you choose to decorate with mini pumpkins, they are sure to add some extra autumnal flair to your home!
Questions About Decorating with Mini Pumpkins
Below are some questions you may have about decorating with mini pumpkins.
What can I do with mini decorative pumpkins?
There are many different things that you can do with mini decorative pumpkins. You can paint them, carve them, or use them as part of a display.
How do you hang mini pumpkins?
You can hang mini pumpkins by drilling holes into them and stringing them up with twine or ribbon.
How do you dry small pumpkins for decorations?
You can dry small pumpkins for decorations by placing them in a cool, dark place for several weeks. After they have dried, you can paint or carve them as desired.
Can you cut a mini pumpkin?
Yes, you can cut a mini pumpkin. However, be sure to use a sharp knife and adult supervision if children will be helping.
Where can I buy mini pumpkins?
Mini pumpkins can be found at most grocery stores during the autumn season. You may also be able to find them at your local farmer’s market.
How long do mini pumpkins last?
If they are properly cared for, mini pumpkins can last for several weeks. To help them last longer, make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight and away from any sources of heat.
Go Mini Pumpkin Happy!
I love how these little pumpkins add a pop of color to my garden and indoor area. I hope this blog gave you ideas on how you can decorate with mini pumpkins. Let me know how you decorate with small pumpkins or your thoughts on this blog in the comments section below.
Happy autumn decorating everyone!