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DIY Pumpkin Tree


Hi there!  Did you get a chance to visit our  Witches Tea?  I’ve been dying to show you how I created the pumpkin tree inspired by Country Living magazine.   It’s been making a seasonal debut for 5 years now!  You’ll get to see it styled many different ways.

diy pumpkin tree on bookcase

Supplies: (from your local craft store!)

Faux Pumpkins (I used 6 inches to 14 inches)

Black Craft Paint

Paint Brush



pumpkin DIY in 3 easy steps

Make it:

1. Set up your pumpkins vertically on a bookcase.  Try different sizes to fit them the best way.  Have a couple of smaller ones side by side at the top for branches.

Tip: To stack a couple of pumpkins on one shelf, cut off the stem off of the bottom one with a serrated knife or box cutter.

2. Sketch an outline of a tree trunk with a few branches in pencil or just wing it with paint!

3. Fill in the out line with black paint.

easy diy pumpkin tree in 3 steps

Styling tips, option one:  Start decorating your bookcase from scratch.  Remove your everyday decor and books. Shop the house for black and white accessories or any other color that says halloween to you.

I enjoyed adding critters, a vial of blood, silhouettes, a Shakespeare book, and dark foliage one year.

halloween decor with a DIY pumpkin tree

Styling tips, option two:  Work with what you already have.  Remove items for one side or the center of your bookcase and put your pumpkin tree in place.  Exchange a few of your decor items with dollar tree crows, rats, or any other halloween paraphernalia.

pumpkin tree on halloween bookcase
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The cool thing about the Pumpkin Tree is that you can turn them around to show the blank side for Thanksgiving/Fall Decor after Halloween.  Wouldn’t it be also adorable with mini pumpkins in a smaller vignette?

Where would you put a pumpkin tree in your home? Would you use white or orange pumpkins?

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