Do-It-Yourself: Festive Fall Pumpkin for National Pumpkin Day

October 26 marks National Pumpkin Day, so get in the creative spirit with a craft from D.I.Y. @ DG. Get started by welcoming autumn with a rustic and metallic pumpkin decoration that can be the perfect the perfect accent piece in your home. Consider using it as a centerpiece for your living or dining room table.

What You’ll Need:

Crafter's Closet Jute

Crafter's Closet Precision Scissors

Crafter's Closet Beading Wire

Crafter's Closet Paint Mixing Palette

Crafter's Closet Premium Paint Brushes

Crafter's Closet Acrylic Paint Set



Crafter's Closet Gold Metallic Paint

White Pumpkin

Downloadable 'hello' template  (Download PDF)


Get Started:

Step 1:

A) Mix together a dark blue-green and paint the entire pumpkin. Let dry. B) Use the sandpaper to rough up the paint the paint job for a trendy look.

Step 2:

A) Turn your ‘hello’ template upside down and cover the area in graphite. B) Position your template on your pumpkin. C) Begin to trace the template. D) When done, remove the paper. You should see the word hello faintly. If need be, take your pencil and enhance the outline before the next step.


Step 3:

Paint the word hello with the Metallic Gold Paint. Let dry. Apply additional coats as needed.


Step 4:

A) Mix yellow with a little bit of red. Add white to lighten and paint a leafy decoration. Let dry. B) Using the dark blue-green paint mixed in Step 1, add stem detail to each leaf.


Step 5:

A) Wrap the Jute around the Beading Wire and hook the wire at the ends to secure the Jute in place. B) Wrap the wired jute around the handle of the biggest paint brush and slightly pull apart to lengthen. C) Repeat to create a second at a varying length. D) Poke one end of each spiraled jute into the pumpkin by the stem.