DIY Black and White Pumpkin Decor Ideas

It’s time to decorate for fall, ya’ll! Black and white pumpkin decor keeps it classy all season long. Add an orange ribbon to your pumpkins to turn them into instant Halloween decorations! I have three Do-It-Yourself pumpkin projects to show you.

Black and White Pumpkin Decor Ideas

The monogrammed pumpkin looks nice inside the house or it is perfect for porches. One of this fall’s hottest trends is the Zebra print. I’ll show you just how easy it is to add zebra stripes to your pumpkin. A pumpkin flower arrangement is a table centerpiece that can sit pretty on your shelves, too.

You may not know this, but I’m originally from the South. And we Southerners love our monograms! Perhaps that is why when I saw a monogrammed pumpkin, I just knew I had to make one for myself!

DIY Monogrammed Pumpkin

This project is so easy. All you need is a large white craft pumpkin and a black vinyl cutout letter. I used my Cricut to cut out my letter but you can use precut vinyl decals at the store. Simply peel and stick the letter onto your pumpkin. Tie a ribbon bow around the stem to change your pumpkin’s look for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I bought a sparkly black spider at the craft store┬áto stick on our pumpkin.

Zebra Print Pumpkin Decor

I love the Zebra print trend and this craft pumpkin was just asking for stripes! I took a black Sharpie marker and drew the designs right on the pumpkin. Don’t worry, you really don’t have to be an artist to draw zebra stripes. I found it helpful to look at a photo of a real zebra for inspiration. Since every zebra’s stripes are different, you can’t go wrong.

How To Draw a Zebra Print

You can draw all sorts of designs on your craft pumpkins with colored Sharpies. The orange and black ribbon I bought at Michaels will tie this pumpkin in perfectly with my other Halloween decorations.

Black and White Pumpkin Flower Arrangement DIY

Black and white flowers arranged inside a craft pumpkin are made a little bit spooky by the Halloween spindly spiderweb ribbon.

How To Create a Pumpkin Flower Arrangement:

Materials Needed:

  • Craft Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin Carving Tool
  • Flowers in desired color variety
  • Floral Foam
  • Florist’s Wire or thumbtack
  • Ribbon for bow
  1. Use a hot knife or other pumpkin carving tool to carve off the top of the craft pumpkin.
  2. Cut a block of floral foam to fit inside of the pumpkin.
  3. Arrange your flower stems by poking them into the floral foam.
  4. Attach a ribbon bow to the pumpkin with florist’s wire or thumbtack.

If you have any questions about how to do any of these pumpkin craft projects, please ask them in the comments section below. I’m happy to help! How will you be decorating for Halloween this year? I love to hear your ideas. See more of my Halloween and pumpkin decor ideas on my Pinterest boards.

Craft Pumpkin Ideas

Like the black glitter pumpkin? It was so easy to make.

Check out my How To Make a Glitter Pumpkin the Easy Way blog post.


  1. Holly Kennedy says:

    Great ideas! Super cute. Thank you!

  2. Love!!

  3. Marcia Lee says:

    I love the mantle with the monogram white pumpkin, and the black & white flowers on the opposite side arranged in another white pumpkin. That is exactly why I broke down & ordered a Silhouette.

    • Oh goodness! The monogram pumpkin sent you over the edge, did it? LOL I am sure you will be able to put it to lots of good use. I hope to share at least a couple more Halloween projects using my Cricut. Enjoy your Silhouette! Thanks for sharing your happy news with me. Glad you like the pumpkins. I love the white ones, too!

  4. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I really like these it is a nice change from Orange. And its very creative to add designs on the pumpkin.

  5. What a pretty and fun way to decorate these ideas are so different from the traditional ideas.

  6. These look so pretty! I want one now! lol Thanks for adding this my Halloween Linky! I really appreciate it!

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This black and white motif for Halloween makes it look classy and can be used for all of the fall months. Thanks for all the ideas.

  8. I never saw a large white craft pumpkin. But I do like the different look instead of always orange. These are super attractive decorations.

  9. Kathy Luman says:

    These are some real cool ideas to do with pumpkins. I think I like these ones better then the traditional carved ones.

  10. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Those are super cute ideas! I would have never thought of these!

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