DIY pumpkin decorations that don’t look like they’re straight out of a horror movie

Create your own GOURDgeous autumn decorations with a little inspiration from the internet.

White and green coloured pumpkins on a dinner table

by Jade Moscrop |
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Ah, autumn, how I love you so. Cold weather, knitted jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes and of course - Halloween! If like me, you get fully into the swing of autumn, you’ll already be looking for ways to spook-ify your house, but in a tasteful way, obviously.

The iconic gourd of October is the pumpkin, known for its recognisable orange hue and all the memories you have of trying to carve a really cool face but failing miserably. If you’re a bit of a home decor guru and can’t bear the idea of having dodgy-faced pumpkins covering your house, we’ve got just the thing.

These DIY (mostly) no-carve pumpkin decorations are easy to do and will give you the most Instagrammable autumn decor on your street.

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DIY pumpkin decorations that donu2019t look like theyu2019re straight out of a horror movie

Chalk Paint, 35 Colours, from £9.501 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @wildrosecountryhome/Amazon

Chalk Paint, 35 Colours, from £9.50

Who says pumpkins have to be orange? Many of us don't, in fact, have bright orange decor in our homes, which is why using something like chalk paint is a brilliant way to get pumpkins that perfectly match your colour scheme. Try pastel colours for a subdued Halloween display, or go bold with black and bright colours. Check out these gorgeous white pumpkins from @wildrosecountryhome for inspiration.amazon.co.uk

Rose Gold Spray Paint, from £9.492 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @thepinkgardenias/Amazon

Rose Gold Spray Paint, from £9.49

Like something a little showier? You can always rely on metallic paint to bring some pizazz to your DIY. Whether you try classic gold and silver or opt for a gorgeous rose gold hue, it's a simple way to make your pumpkins really stand out, like this example from @thepinkgardenias.amazon.co.uk

20 Plant Succulent Mix, from £19.753 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @ecofriendlymama/Amazon

20 Plant Succulent Mix, from £19.75

Self-confessed plant lover? Turn your pumpkins into succulent pots by slicing off the top, scooping out the insides and filling them with soil. Choose smaller pumpkins for singular succulents, or build them up for a gorgeous plant display like @ecofriendlymama.amazon.co.uk

Iridescent Chunky Glitter Gel, £3.494 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @downtownacres/Amazon

Iridescent Chunky Glitter Gel, £3.49

I guess the one rule to bear in mind this autumn is: is it empty? Put pumpkins in it! There's no such thing as going overboard if you ask me, go wild and create super-cute displays all over your home like @downtownacres. Utilise literally anything in your house to make them pretty - glitter, sparkles and paint are all great options. Pumpkin season is here, and you've got to make the most of it. amazon.co.uk

Hanging Leaf Garland, £12.995 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @liz_seefeldt/Amazon

Hanging Leaf Garland, £12.99

Any space in your home can become a display area if you try hard enough! Is your coffee table, dining table or mantelpiece lacking in pumpkin-themed goodness? Take a leaf out of @liz_seefeldt's book and grab yourself some cute pumpkins, faux leaves and get creative. amazon.co.uk

Outdoor Fairy Lights, £8.996 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: Getty Images/Amazon

Outdoor Fairy Lights, £8.99

By far one of the easiest ways to decorate your house involves pumpkins and a string of fairy lights. Choose a set of outdoor lights to charm anyone who walks by your front door or create a glittering display indoors for some true Halloween magic. amazon.co.uk

Hey There, Pumpkin Sign, £12.997 of 7
CREDIT: Photo: @c.b._designs/Amazon

Hey There, Pumpkin Sign, £12.99

Don't fancy getting a real-life pumpkin this year? No judgement here! Luckily for you, there's plenty of pumpkin artwork available to jazz up your house with minimal effort. Craft your own like @c.b._designsor let Amazon do the hard work for you. Then, you can relax with a glass of red...amazon.co.uk

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