Easy DIY: Pumpkin Home Decor

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Fall is the best, but you know what makes it even better? All the pumpkin home decor it brings with it (and the cooler temperatures!)

I find crafting inspiration everywhere, but the inspiration for this particular project came while I was trolling the dollar spot at Target!

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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DIY Pumpkin Home Decor

This project is super easy! It took me less than an hour to complete and most of that was drying time. The actual steps probably took less than five minutes.

  1. Remove any ropes or strings
  2. Stain
  3. And Stain
  4. And Stain some more
  5. Apply polyurethane (if you want)
  6. Let everything dry completely
  7. Add embellishments
Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

If your pumpkin comes with a string in it, then the first step is to remove the string. We don’t want to it to get in the way while we stain!

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I’m super fancy, so I decided to use a Target bag to protect my table from any stain drips.

Next step? Start staining!

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes
Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Apply your stain with a paper towel (or cloth) one layer at a time. I gave my stain 10-15 minutes between each coat and did a total of three coats. If you want a darker pumpkin, apply more coats!

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Don’t forget the edges!

I chose not to seal my pumpkin with polyurethane, because I didn’t want to add any additional shine to my pumpkin. If you do want to seal yours though, I would add that now – just follow the instructions on the can.

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Once your stain and polyurethane are dry, it’s time to add some embellishments! I chose to keep things simple and just add a satin bow. A hand-lettered phrase or some felt flowers would look adorable too though!

Take a look at this IGTV video, which details all the steps of tying a bow. Because my pumpkin had a hole in its stem, I got a little creative with how I tied my bow.

Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Once embellishments have been added, it’s time to display you new pumpkin home decor! I have mine propped up on some shelves in my living room and absolutely love the look!

I’m hoping to find a nice wooden Christmas tree or ornament to do a similar project with! We will see what the dollar spot holds over the next few weeks/months!


Are you interested in more easy DIYs? Check out this hand-lettered doormat!

Looking for something else? Take a look at all the DIYs my blog has to offer here.


Easy DIY Pumpkin Home Decor - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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Fall Bucket List: Classic Planner Insert

Fall Bucket List: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Fall is here (or so I hear!), so it’s time to start making memories! Check each item off this fall bucket list and you’re sure to have a season to remember!

This fall bucket list printable is a seasonal installment in my classic planner insert series. The classic series is made up of a lot of the PBTT A5 printables you know and love but revamped with a san serif font. I love the original brush script printables but wanted to offer something that would appeal to more planners. Thus the “classic printable” was born! Check back each month for new printables in the series.

Fall Bucket List: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Fall Bucket List

Pumpkin patches and pies and bonfires, oh my! The makings of the perfect fall can all be found here! If all the makings for your perfect fall aren’t on this checklist, I’ve left a few blanks for you to add your own fun and memorable to-dos!

I love fall! Fall won’t officially arrive in Florida for a little while longer, but it’s still fun to think about all the fun, fall activities that are ahead! Unfortunately, as a Floridian, I won’t be able to check watching the leaves change or going apple picking off my list this year. I hope to check those off in the years to come though!

What are you most looking forward to doing this fall? Leave a comment in the section below and let me know!

Are you looking for a regular to-do list and not a fall themed one? You can find that here!

[Related: To-Do List Printable: Classic Planner Insert]

Fall Bucket List: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Download Details

All my printables come with crop marks for easy cutting! For tips and tricks on trimming these down, check out this post.

Just like with all my other printables, this fall bucket list printable is for personal use only.  You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.

When posting on the Internet, please give credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes.  Feel free to tag me (@pinkbowstwinkletoes) on Instagram or Facebook when posting my printables!  I love seeing how you’re using them!

You can download the fall bucket list here, PBTT A5 Fall Bucket Checklist.

Check out my favorites pages for my top printable supplies, including my favorite paper and trimmer!

[Related: Weekly Calendar Printable: Classic Planner Insert]


Before we know it, fall will have come and gone, and we’ll be preparing for winter. I’m really loving these seasonal checklists, so you can bet I’ll have a winter one to share with you in a few months!


Fall Bucket List: Classic Planner Insert - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes