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These 21 Decorative Pumpkin Projects Aren’t Your Average Jack-O’-Lanterns

When it comes to decorating for fall, most Americans opt for a triangle-eyed jack-o’-lantern with a toothy grin. Talk about boring.

Why play it safe when there are so many adventurous pumpkin projects floating around? To truly take your decorating skills to the next level, ditch the pre-packaged carving kits and let your creativity run free. There are plenty of opportunities to glam up every room of the house with some pretty pumpkin projects.

To help you get started, here are 21 awesome craftsthat will help give your home some autumn-inspired glamour. Follow the links in each heading to learn more from the craft masters themselves!

1. Instead of carving your pumpkin, try using a drill to make these incredible lanterns.

Instead of carving your pumpkin, try using a drill to make these incredible lanterns.

Design Love Fest

2. This graveyard diorama is the only cemetery I’ll be checking out after midnight.

This graveyard diorama is the only cemetery I'll be checking out after midnight.

Unique Junktique

3. Not all pumpkin projects need to be scary. This Cinderella carriage is perfect for the princess in your household.

Not all pumpkin projects need to be scary. This Cinderella carriage is perfect for the princess in your household.

Hallmark

4. Use the force and try transforming your pumpkin into the Death Star.

Use the force and try transforming your pumpkin into the Death Star.

Fantasy Pumpkins

5. Who doesn’t love glow in the dark decor during the spookiest time of year?

Who doesn't love glow in the dark decor during the spookiest time of year?

I Love To Create

6. Bring the city to your farmhouse with skyscraper pumpkin art.

Read More: 22 Projects To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

7. For all the sassy homeowners out there, try making these pun-kins.

For all the sassy homeowners out there, try making these pun-kins.

Studio DIY

8. Write your own decorative story with this wordy pumpkin craft.

Write your own decorative story with this wordy pumpkin craft.

One Artsy Mama

9. These black cats won’t be dishing up seven years of bad design luck.

These black cats won't be dishing up seven years of bad design luck.

Sunset

10. A glittery pumpkin is out of this world.

A glittery pumpkin is out of this world.

The Swell Designer

11. Build a miniature fairy garden.

Build a miniature fairy garden.

Joann Fabrics

12. Forget your traditional table runner and use some pastel-painted pumpkins instead.

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13. Add a bit of elegance to your home with a floral moon design.

Add a bit of elegance to your home with a floral moon design.

Blog Lovin

14. Starving? These donut pumpkins look good enough to eat.

Starving? These donut pumpkins look good enough to eat.

Studio DIY

15. And these confetti pumpkins will give you a reason to celebrate.

And these confetti pumpkins will give you a reason to celebrate.

Homey Oh My

16. Simply wrapping a pumpkin in twine brings the rustic glam.

17. Set off a colorful explosion with this melted crayon project.

Set off a colorful explosion with this melted crayon project.

Crafty Morning

18. Add your favorite jewels to create a totally blinged-out decoration.

Add your favorite jewels to create a totally blinged-out decoration.

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19. You can’t go wrong with this modern take on floral print.

20. This decorative pumpkin might make you a bit batty, but only because it’s so cool.

This decorative pumpkin might make you a bit batty, but only because it's so cool.

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21. Live near the ocean? Give this nautical craft a try!

Live near the ocean? Give this nautical craft a try!

Crafts by Courtney

Now that I’m feeling inspired, it’s time to become a pumpkin-decorating master.

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