Moss Pumpkins | Make Your Own!

If you’ve followed E&E for awhile, you know that I love moss balls, and I usually try and pick them up whenever I find them at a good price. They are great for all kinds of decor, or just piled up in a basket or bowl, and they are perfect for adding a touch of greenery in a display. While decorating for Fall, I started thinking about making some moss pumpkins, just like the giant moss balls I made several months ago.

So I headed to Hobby Lobby to pick up some preserved moss and plastic pumpkins. Luckily, all of their Fall decor was on sale at 40% off! I picked up some loose preserved moss and also a package of the moss mat, since I wasn’t sure which one would work the best.

I found some really cute plastic pumpkins with stems that look like the real deal, so I picked up several of those. I already had a large plastic pumpkin left over from last year’s Fall decor that I would use for a larger size.

You will need the moss, plastic pumpkins, scissors, and a glue gun with glue sticks. 

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I cut some of the moss mat into strips approximately the length and width of one of the “sections” of the pumpkin. You can measure to be more accurate, but I just sort of eyeballed it and it worked out fine. 

Then taking one strip I trimmed the top and bottom so that it had more of a “feather” shape. There is a paper backing to the moss mat, so I peeled it off revealing the sticky backing. The moss mat might stick by itself, but just to be on the safe side, I added glue from the glue gun, and placed the strip over one of the sections of the pumpkin, pressing down all the edges.

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Taking each section at a time, I repeated the process, doing opposite sides, until I got to the last section. If some of the sections overlap, that’s fine.

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Here’s what it looks like when finished! So cute!

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I covered the large pumpkin with the loose preserved moss instead of the moss mat, and though it looks great, I think I like the smaller ones covered in the moss sections better. If you use the loose preserved moss, just spray the pumpkin with 3M spray glue, a section at a time, and press the loose moss into it, holding until set.

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The moss pumpkins work perfectly for a more neutral color scheme, or to add in with other Fall colors. I love the way they look against the little white baby boos.

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They have a very natural, organic feel, and after the season is over, they can be stored away for next year!

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I’m not a bright “pumpkin orange” kind of person. I love the softer, muted tones of the season, but even if you love the traditional bright orange colors of Fall, these moss pumpkins will still work perfectly added into your displays and decor.

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I’m still looking for some of the heirloom pumpkins in the gorgeous pastel colors. So far, I haven’t found any locally, but I’m still looking!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my moss pumpkins! Let me know if you are going to make some for your Fall displays!

Be sure and pin it to your Fall/Autumn Pinterest boards, and we would love for you to follow us on Pinterest to see what we are pinning everyday!

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So, tell me, what’s your favorite way to decorate for Fall?

Cheers,

       Cindy

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43 thoughts on “Moss Pumpkins | Make Your Own!

  1. What a fabulous idea moss pumpkins I love it. Sounds like a great craft project. I have faux pumpkins that I was thinking of getting rid of but after reading this I’ll be covering them with moss. Thank you so very much. I love your home it’s beautiful. God bless.

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  3. Cindy, Thanks for the tips. I have used the moss mat before and never knew the back peeled off. Great timing to learn, as I am going to copy you!

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  5. You are so clever! I love this – such a gorgeous woodland look! Thanks for sharing the tute – I actually have this sheet moss in my craft room – I’ll be making these asap! So fun to tour with you and bHome Cindy! Pinning!

  6. I made some of these beautiful pumpkins today and I love them! Just wondering if your pumpkins she’d a lot? Mine are pretty messy. Did you spray them with anything to help eliminate the shedding?

    • Hi Jessica! I haven’t sprayed mine with anything, but I think if you spray them with some spray glue and press them all the way around, it may help with shedding. Also I’ve heard that you can use hair spray to “seal” the loose pieces in! I haven’t tried the hairspray but it would probably work!

  7. I gave not even begun decorating for fall…..
    Oh how I love your moss covered pumpkins, what a great idea….
    Thanks for sharing…..

    Smiles~
    Mari

  8. I’m being grumpy about fall starting, but this is such an adorable version of the season, and can ease me out of summer. Love it! I especially like the way you placed the mss into sections. It really ads depth and definition. Very clever indeed!

    Leslie Anne

  9. Oh my gosh Cindy!!…..I can’t believe that you posted this!….I just did one!!! How funny!…..I love moss and you have always inspired me with your moss creations and how you so beautifully create a display with them….I used loose moss…I need to try one with the sections!….So, so beautiful Cindy!!!

  10. I love the soft look of your fall decorating, I don’t like the bright colors either. Great tutorial and I am going to definitely making some!

  11. Made some of your moss balls and a pumpkin! love that idea and they look great with my velvet pumpkins! always love to get inspired by you!!!

  12. Love the moss pumpkins, and you’re so right they blend in beautifully with all the different colors used for fall. I’m planning on making several…thanks for the tutorial and all the great ideas.

  13. So pretty Cindy! I found some good pumpkins at Fortnight Farms across frim Wickmans on Fort. He didn’t have a lot out yet, but I went digging. Also, the pretty blue picture we keep seeing originate from Baker’s Creek in Mansfield. They may have some. Happy Fall!

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