Share this Project

DIY Pumpkin Boards


Fall is my FAVORITE time of year to decorate.  The leaves are gorgeous this time of year, and the colors are magical…getting us in the spirit to welcome Christmas which you know we all love around here!  But instead of embracing the typical Fall colors, I decided to go with a black, white and gray theme here which matches any décor that you have!  It’s kind of a blank slate that offers a bit of elegance and up-styling to your décor.  These would look great on your mantle or anywhere in the house that needs a little unique fall décor!

You Will Need:

  • Blank cotton painting canvases.You will need two in each size.  I will be using 11”x14”, 9” x 12”, 8”x10” and 5”x7”.
  • Cotton fabric (one yard per pumpkin)
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Decorate Fall leaves
  • Curly willow dried sticks
  • Faux birch branches ½” in diameter
  • Any additional Fall décor you would like to add to these
  • Scissors
  • 1” ribbon


  1. Take two matching (in size) canvases.Lay out the fabric you would like to use, face down.
  2. Cut around the canvases, leaving about 2”-3” extra (since you will be folding this over the canvas)
  3. Start wrapping each canvas individually and securing with hot glue.This step doesn’t have to be neat on the backside of the canvas because it will become the middle of your project, so no one will see it!
  4. Do this to both canvases.If your fabric has a pattern, make sure that it is lined up correctly because you will be attaching these together.
  5. Hot glue the back sides of the canvases together.
  6. Cut off a “stem” for the top of your pumpkin from the faux birch branch.Hot glue this branch in the center of your canvases.
  7. This is where you can really get creative…add some leaves, curly willow branches, pine cones, acorns or whatever little fall accessories you would like to add.
  8. You can even add ribbon along the outside of the canvases, covering the joint where they meet so that it looks seamless.
  9. Continue this same method with different sized canvases.
  10. Set them on your mantle and enjoy your unique DIY Pumpkin Boards!


  • If your fabric has a pattern, make sure that the pattern is straight while you are attaching it.  Then, an additional tip is to make sure that it lines up with your second canvas.

Are you ready to get festive for Fall? Share with us all of your Holiday crafts and DIYs on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis 

If you missed the episode check it out by heading over to Home & Family!



Share this Project

Leave a Reply