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Make Gold Geometric Pumpkins for Fall!

I am in love with Gold for FALL.

 gold geometric pumpkin at tatertots and jello

And I love the way gold looks with my light family room.

 two chevron carved pumpkins

I created a Grey and turqouoise Porch for Fall. I shared my Plaid Pumpkin and Ruffle Wreath yesterday.

pumpkin ruffle wreath

And with my NEW dropcloth slipcovers that I just made, I wanted to create something really neutral for Fall that would go with my White and Grey Family Room!

white dropcloth slipcover

So I took three carvable pumpkins and created something that would fit in to my neutral family room decor.

tribal chevron pumpkin at tatertots and jello

Here’s how I made my gold-toned geometric Pumpkins!

add glitter to the tops


versa tool

Three Carvable Pumpkins

Gold Spray Paint


Mod Podge

Heat Knife

Gold Glitter

DecoArt Stencils

deco art stencils


I experimented with different ways to create the geometric look

I took the three pumpkins and used DecoArt’s new geometric stencils.

I traced the stencil patterns on paper

Then I cut out the stencils on paper and mod podged them onto the pumpkins

The next step was to cut the stencils on the pumpkins with the heat tool.

Once the patterns were cut into the pumpkins, I spray painted the pumpkin gold.

And the gold was a little intense, so I dry-brushed the pumpkins with some white DecoArt craft paint, to tone down the gold a little.

dry brush tribal pumpkins

I added a couple LED tea lights inside of the pumpkins.

gold tribal pumpkins at tatertots and jello

I just love seeing the graphic patterns all lit up for Fall!


I really love the way the pumpkins turned out!! 


Happy Fall!!

What are you making to decorate YOUR home?

Let me know in the comments – I would love to see YOUR ideas!


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Thanks to Michaels for the pumpkins and heat tool for this project. And DecoArt for the stencil.


  1. I thought I’d always be a “silver” person…but I’m finding gold stuff appear even in my house now! Love these :)

  2. as per usual, you turned something ordinary into extraordinary. love love love these pumpkins!

  3. so creative! i totally want to have gold pumpkins:)
    carissa recently posted…DIY vertical stripe curtains

  4. Heidi Heyland says:

    I love this coffee table. Do you mind sharing where you got it? I would love a round coffee table distressed like this in my living room. Thank you.

  5. I’m loving these! So creative!
    Erin @ Strawberry Mommycakes recently posted…Fall Floral Arrangement with FREE Printables

  6. So unique & cute! What software do you use for the “carved pumpkin” circle on the bottom left hand corner?

  7. Do you have to use a heat tool or would a regular knife work?

  8. LOVING the gold, Jenn! I am workinig on some gold stuff too. But of course you are way ahead of the game, as usual! Such a fun twist for pumpkins.


  9. These are super chic and a lovely modern take on pumpkin carving – I’m loving all the pumpkin inspiration I’m seeing lately! http://lovelyonabudget.blogspot.com

  10. Hi… I was going through your blog (which is full of great ideas and tutorials) and I found this, and… I know you don’t mean to be, but… it’s kinda appropriative and sorta reinforces stereotypes about Native Americans and stuff. I feel it could have been called “geometric” or “line design” pumpkins, instead of “tribal”, without losing anything (unless these are carefully researched designs representing a particular group that you or someone in your household belongs to). So, speaking as someone concerned about race and media representation and things like that, it would be nice if posts with titles like this were reconsidered before they were put on the web where lots of well-meaning people will see and reblog them. Because, it’s a great idea. There’s just nothing “tribal” about these pumpkins, and we shouldn’t encourage people to think that way. So, if you could change the title to “geometric” or something like that, that would be really great. Thank you.

    • Hi Jenn!!

      Thank you so much for your comment. I thought about what you said and totally agree. That wasn’t my intention at all. So I have changed the name of the post to Geometric like ou suggested. I really apppreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts and I am really grateful for that!!

      Jen recently posted…Free Printable Football Banner!

  11. Love your slips! Where did you purchase your throw blanket? I ahve been looking all over for a aqua/turquoise one.

  12. This is such a great Idea! If you like to link up I’m co-hosting Tell Me Tuesday this week at http://www.craftdictator.com! I’d love to see you there!!
    Cara @ Craft Dictator recently posted…Tell Me Tuesday

  13. Jen… I LOVE all of your amazing pumpkin creations. Stunning!
    heather recently posted…Hamburger Soup // Easy Weeknight Dinners

  14. These are adorable! What a great way to sneak some gold warmth in for Fall! I’ve got a thrift store pumpkin that I plan on “goldafying”. That’s a word right?
    TaMara @ ImplausiblyBeautiful recently posted…Craft Supply Love – The Plaid Barn

  15. I’ve always been a silver girl, but gold is starting to grow on me. I love your wreath!
    Denise recently posted…No Spend September

  16. What a cool idea! they look awesome in your family room!
    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims recently posted…20 DIY Earring Projects

  17. LOVE IT,LOVE IT ,,,,,,,,Wonderful Idea

  18. Wow! Those pumpkins are gorgeous and I love your neutral grays with a touch of aqua! Love the rug….info on that? Looking to redo my living room soon! Thanks!


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