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How to Use Gourds, Squash, & Pumpkins in Fall Decor

How to Use Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins in Fall Decor will give you some cute ideas on how to add the perfect seasonal touch to your home and garden.

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Fall Decorating with Gourds and Pumpkins and fall leaves

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Henry David Thoreau

Pumpkins, squash and gourds are so beautiful to look at and they can instantly transform your home into a little slice of autumn heaven.

Who knew there were so many ways to display these jewels?

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Ideas on Using Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins in Fall Decor

1. Table runner

Fall Decorating with Gourds and Pumpkins - Creating a Table Runner with pumpkins and gourds

Clustering pumpkins and gourds in the center of your table creates a beautiful table runner. Make sure you have varying sizes of the gourds and pumpkins so there is visual interest.

Other things you can add are greenery and berries, leaves and candle pillars for a beautiful table.

Here’s another view of the pumpkin and gourd table runner.

Fall table runner using pumpkins, gourds, greenery and cranberries.

2. Pumpkin Vase  

Hollowing out a pumpkin and using it as a vase for flowers.

Pumpkins become even more beautiful when they are used as a vase for your fall flowers.

3. Lantern

Decorating with Gourds and Pumpkins.  Making a lantern out of squash, pumpkins, or gourds

Use decorative cutouts and create a one-of-a-kind lantern to light the path to your door.

4. Window box dressing with pumpkins and gourds

Window box with pumpkins, mums, and seasonal flowers

Use your window boxes as a way to add fall color to the exterior of your home.

Adding other elements like mums and leaves will add color to the display.

5. Fill a rustic wheelbarrow with a nod to fall 

A wheelbarrow holds a pile of pumpkins and Indian corn

Wheelbarrows are such a handy tool. Why not put it to work in the fall by making it part of your decorating scheme?

6. Fall welcoming wreath

Decorating with pumpkins and gourds.  Fall Wreath with Pumpkins

Greet your friends and family with a harvest-inspired wreath with gourds and mini-pumpkins. It will make you smile every time you enter your front door.

7. Autumn Place Settings

Adding a mini pumpkin or gourd to your family’s place settings is an easy way to bring the fall season to your evening meal.

8. Fall Candle Holder

Autumn decorating with gourds and pumpkins. Fall Candle Holder with pumpkins, gourds, and apples.

Who said plants are the only thing that look good potted? The cute terra cottage pots and mugs elevate the mini pumpkins and offer more ways to display them.

9. Autumn Planters 

Autumn Decorating with Gourds and Pumpkins - Outdoor Planters with Pumpkins and Gourds

Use your outdoor planters and turn them into a way to showcase your fall treasures and make your yard look adorable.

Here are pumpkins nestled with mums – the perfect fall vignette.

Pumpkins, squash, and gourds nestled among mums.

10. Menu board

Fall Decorating with Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins - Pumpkin menu board

If you’re hosting a gathering, use a pumpkin to write the night’s menu on it.

11. Soup bowls

How to Use Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins in Fall Decor - Pumpkin Soup Bowl
How to Use Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins in Fall Decor – Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Serving a creamy fall soup just got a whole lot more beautiful when you serve them in the hallowed out vessels of squash and pumpkins.

Sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds on top of the soup for an added touch of WOW!

12. Work of art

How to Use Gourds, Squash and Pumpkins in Fall Decor - Painted Pumpkins
How to Use Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins in Fall Decor – Painted Pumpkins

When you really look at how beautiful pumpkins, squash and gourds are, you realize that they are truly artistic wonders that deserve to be in the spotlight.

Why not feature one beautiful pumpkin on a stool and let it take center-stage?

We’ve reached the end of Fall Decorating with Gourds, Squash, and Pumpkins.  I hope you enjoyed it!

Let me know in the comments below how you use pumpkins, squash and gourds to decorate your home.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday 20th of October 2021

So relaxing and interesting!!!!❤


Friday 22nd of October 2021

Hello Linda! So glad you liked it. Thank you for letting me know. Kelly


Monday 27th of August 2018

These are such cute ideas. I love the wheelbarrow idea.


Monday 27th of August 2018

Thank you Janine for writing in. Yes, a wheelbarrow is the perfect way to show off those pumpkins! Kelly

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