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It’s no secret pumpkins go hand in hand with fall decorating, but it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, the first jack o’ lanterns, rooted in an Irish tradition, were actually carved out of potatoes and turnips. It wasn’t until the Irish began immigrating to the United States that they discovered pumpkins, which was a better alternative, and began using them instead.
Since then, pumpkins have become a staple in every household during fall and are now the go-to fall decoration. That’s why we decided to scour the most popular fall pumpkin decorations and collected different and unique ways you can use pumpkins around your home. Here are our favorite ways to decorate the outside of your home using pumpkins.
Home Stories A to Z used her existing home colors to create this non-traditional fall color palette. Pumpkins painted in shades of blue and white help pull together this unique fall porch idea.
Fall is one of the few times of the year when you can use all natural elements to decorate. Our Vintage Home Love used corn stalks, hay bales, burlap, and, of course, pumpkins to create this rustic look.
French Country Cottage had some extra space in her backyard, so she turned it into a fall oasis. A couple wicket chairs, a portable fire pit, some well-placed pumpkins, and cafe lights hung from the trees make this an ideal fall evening getaway.
White is the new orange in this fall arrangement. Town and Country Magazine suggests swapping out the traditional orange pumpkins with white pumpkins for a chic look.
Hometalk shows how even your mailbox can get in on fall festivities. This stylish look is easy to recreate. All you need is a small piece of burlap, some berry sprigs, and a couple small pumpkins.
A wooden wheelbarrow filled with gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, and berry sprigs makes a beautiful entryway decoration. Better Homes and Gardens suggests weaving in artificial berry vines around the wheelbarrow for a splash of red.
Better Homes and Gardens says you should announce your house numbers loud and proud with this DIY topiary. White pumpkins are outfitted with vintage-style house numbers, then threaded through a dowel for stability.
Thrifty Decor Chick proves traditional fall decor can make a big statement. Hay bales, pumpkins, and corn stalks give her home the quintessential fall look.
Don’t have much time to decorate for fall? Censational Girl created this colorful fall porch in a matter of minutes. All you need are painted white pumpkins, purple mums and other plants, and stacked flower pots to add height.
Four Generations Under One Roof kept her fall decorating super simple. She simply changed out the pillows to a fall pattern, filled the space with gourds and pumpkins, and strategically placed some yellow mums.
Parent Magazine gave these pumpkins tons of personality without carving them. These adorable staches and lashes are cut from black construction paper and stuck to the pumpkins with double-sided tape.