How to Upcycle a Plastic Halloween Pumpkin

Update:24 Dec 2021

If you're decorating your home for Halloween, consider adding a plastic pumpkin to your front porch. Not only is this a fun way to decorate for the holiday, but it's also a practical use for an empty bucket. Add some paint, glitter, to the plastic pumpkin to make it look like a real harvest. This creative idea is perfect for any age and can be used as a storage bin, paint tray, drip bucket, or decoration.


To spruce up your plastic pumpkin, consider decoupaging old books or reusing bags. You can find tutorials on creating your own decoupaged Halloween pumpkin at Create Craft Love. Another creative way to spruce up a plastic pumpkin is to cover the opening with duck tape or an old plastic bag. Using creative ideas, you can even use the plastic Halloween pumpkin as a trick-or-treat container!


One clever project is to use plastic Halloween pumpkins to make burlap decorations. These are great for decorating any room. Instead of buying a new pumpkin every year, buy a few used ones and transform them into a unique accent for your home. You can also add a burlap rosette or a pumpkin stem to add a personal touch. You can even have a friend or family member make a Halloween pumpkin out of burlap.



Once you've finished trick-or-treating, you can reuse your plastic pumpkin by painting it white and adding black markers to the pumpkin's face. To add a classy look, cover the pumpkin's opening with old bag or duck tape. To make it more clever, you can even apply a skull made of duck tape. The plastic Halloween pumpkin will have an extra special look! And if you have the time, you can use it as a nifty trick-or-treat container.


If you'd prefer to make a pumpkin , you can decoupage old book pages to it. This is a popular upcycle project and will look amazing in your home. You can also use old bag or newspaper to cover the pumpkin's opening. If you're feeling particularly creative, you can make a customized pumpkin to be a wall hanging. So many options are available to make your plastic Halloween pumpkin unique!


If you're looking for a unique way to spruce up your pumpkin after the holiday, consider decoupaging your plastic pumpkin. You can make the pumpkin look classy by covering the opening with duck tape or an old bag. If you're feeling a bit crafty, you can even decoupage a skull or Reese's Cup wrappers to the plastic pumpkin. You'll need to be creative, but this is an easy way to make your pumpkin look unique.