DIY Magnolia Pumpkin

Hi, there! Debby from Time to DIY back again to share a tutorial for an easy DIY faux magnolia pumpkin. Even though our temps aren’t feeling like fall yet, I’ve been adding some simple fall touches throughout our home to make it a little more cozy, and this magnolia pumpkin is one of my favorites because it’s neutral and so versatile. Read on to see how easy it is to add a little flair! 

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Faux white pumpkin (I got mine on sale at Michaels)
  • Faux magnolia leaves and blooms (I got a strand from Hobby Lobby)
  • Glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Gold metallic paint pen
  • Optional: Mini gold beads (see pic below) and glue (Michaels)

The first step is to add the magnolia leaves and blooms to the top of the pumpkin. Pull off the flowers and leaves from the stem, arrange them like a bouquet and then hot glue.

I used four flowers: two medium sized and two smaller, and arranged them before glueing to see if they fit. I glued the flowers first, and then arranged and glued the leaves in between the flowers.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

Some of the leaves got a little unwieldy, but I just used the hot glue to make them stay where I wanted.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

I like using hot glue because then the flowers can be easily removed and the glue peeled off the pumpkin if I ever want to switch it up. 

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

And just like that, it’s a beautiful neutral fall centerpiece! It’s ready to go, but if you’re like me and like a little glam, here’s how you can add it…

I got these beads in a glitter pack at Michaels and I added them to the middle of the flowers with some glue paste.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

It covers up the plastic in the center as well, which is nice.  Another option is to add some hand lettering. Since I’m a novice at hand lettering, I first googled it to get some ideas, and then I practiced on paper. Then I used pencil on the pumpkin (I recommend a Magic Eraser for erasing because a regular eraser leaves some residue). Finally, I used a thin metallic gold paint pen to fill it in, and then finished it with a second coat.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

I made it reversible and added ‘give thanks’ on the other side.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

I will use ‘hello fall” for early fall and then flip it to ‘give thanks” as we get closer to Thanksgiving.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

 DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

And it will make a perfect table centerpiece for Thanksgiving as well.

DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

 DIY Faux Magnolia Pumpkin | Such a cute fall pumpkin home decor craft! Love this hello fall pumpkin decor! Cute fall decor!

For other fall decor ideas, check out my Halloween mantle,

Fun colorful Halloween mantel!

or my fall home tour with some easy decor ideas,

Pretty fall home tour, love these shelves!

or my Thanksgiving tablescape from last year.

Pretty Thanksgiving tablescape decor ideas!

Follow me over at Time to DIY or on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter for more DIY home decor ideas. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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41 Comments

  1. Love your beautiful pumpkins! The magnolia flowers is exactly what I have been looking for this year. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Fall and Blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has ALSO been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays (at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth) on our special pumpkin edition. Thank you for sharing with us! πŸ™‚

  3. GORGEOUS! So elegant and something that can stay out through Thanksgiving. Love it. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

  4. I think your ‘hello fall’ white pumpkin is probably this best idea I have seen thus far on the net (and I have seen many beautiful examples of various pumpkins). Your example is so tasteful and elegant and perfect with any decor style. I think it would also work well without any words through the entire winter holidays. Love it!

  5. Very pretty. I love the magnolia with the white pumpkin. Thanks for the idea. Thanks for linking up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week too!

  6. The magnolia looks so pretty on the pumpkin. I love white pumpkin decor ideas. Thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  7. Such a lovely contrast to all the orange that’s around at this time of year! Thanks for linking up with #NaturallyCrafty πŸ™‚

  8. I love your decorations. I love the colors of fall. Thank you for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

  9. This is beautiful! I am loving painted pumpkins like this. They go great with my home decor but still add a touch of Fall. Thanks for joining us for the Wednesday Showcase this week!

  10. I am not at all big on Halloween, at all. This is adorable and practical and Michaels has a trillion shapes, colors, and designs of their fake pumpkin line to try. Thank you for sharing this.

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