Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Using Foam Pumpkins (Funkins)

 I absolutely love decorating pumpkins!  Fall is my favorite season by far, and adding fall touches all over my house puts me in the best mood! I decorated these pumpkins last year, but since there are so many new readers here and it’s still a little early for real pumpkin carving and decorating, I thought I would share this post with you newbies and also maybe just remind some of you that have been hanging out here for a while of their cuteness ;)  So, without further adieu…here are 3 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Using Foam Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Funkins - Foam Pumpkins

Are you ready for some pumpkin decorating????  I know I am!  Well, I’m going to show you 3 fun ideas for decorating pumpkins!

3 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas Using Faux Pumpkins via mom4real.com

I love Fall…like, love love love Fall!  Pumpkins, mums, football, orange, falling leaves…need I say more?  This year I’m getting a jump on my pumpkin decorating with some awesome foam pumpkins or funkins from Michaels!  These little babies are amazing and won’t rot…woohoo for that!   Wanna see what I did?

Haunted House Skeleton Pumpkin Made With a Foam Pumpkin

I started with this fun haunted house pumpkin…isn’t it spooky?  I simply used a heat knife (shown below) to cut the top off and cut the windows and doors too.  This tool is absolutely amazing, allowing you to cut through the foam like butter!  I picked up some fun embellishments from Michaels…skeletons, spiders, skeleton hands, a black tree looking twiggy thing, and even a coffin!  I painted the inside of the pumpkin black and painted the insides of the window as well.  I want to be able to put a battery operated flashing votive inside so it will glow when placed outside at night.

Skeleton Haunted House Pumpkin Made With Foam Pumpkin

I also cut a few holes in the lid so I could hang a little skeleton peaking out of the side…isn’t he spooky?

Make a Foam Pumpkin Vase

The second pumpkin I worked on is based on one I did last year but didn’t post…I called it a mumpkin!  I put a mum in the one I made last year, but decided to go for sunflowers this time.  I simply removed the top with my heated knife, placed a foam block inside, then poked faux sunflower branches into it.

Decorate a Pumpkin With Washi Tape

I used black and white polka dotted washi tape to add some fun detail to the pumpkin…the great thing about the washi tape is that if I decide I want to change it up, then I can just remove it!

Decorate a Pumkin With Buttons and Ribbon
The third is my favorite!  I love polka dots, and I adore buttons, so I thought…what about a little polka dot button pumpkin?  I just hot glued the buttons in a random pattern all over this little white funkin, topped it with a black and white polka dot, and just sat back and smiled.

Orange Buttons

Aren’t these buttons just gorgeous???

Foam Pumpkins From Michaels

These were the foam pumpkins that I started with from Michaels…they come in a large variety of shapes, colors, and sizes!

Cut Foam Pumpkins With Ease Using a Heated Knife

And the fabulous cutting knife….ahhhhh, cuts like buttah baby!

So, what do you say?  Are you ready for some pumpkins???

I’m sharing mine at the Craftaholics Fall Frenzy 2014!

This post was sponsored by Michaels, all opinions are absolutely real and 100% mine!

Make a Button Pumpkin Craft

Which one is your fave?  I definitely think mine is the Button Pumpkin?  Pin it to save and make your own!