Craft this black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor. This easy craft for adults is an affordable fall decor idea for the home.

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Decor for Fall: Easy Fall Decor Idea for the Home

September 4, 2020
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Learn how to craft this black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor for fall! This pumpkin inspired fall decor idea for the home is an easy fall craft for adults. It’s made using a Dollar Tree plastic pumpkin bucket and pool noodle, buffalo check fabric, fake floral leaves and a foraged stick.

Buffalo check fall decor DIY. How to make DIY buffalo check pumpkins. These easy DIY buffalo check pumpkins look great in groups for fall porch decor, or a shelf, mantel or as a fall table centerpiece in your home. Craft this black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor to decorate your home for autumn. This easy craft for adults is an affordable fall decor idea for the home. This pumpkin inspired fall decor idea for the home is an easy fall craft for adults made using a Dollar Tree supplies.

Sewing has never been my strong suit. My mom, who was a home economics major in college in the sixties, did her best to teach me how to sew. I even had some minor instruction in junior high school. Unfortunately, it didn’t really stick. While I played around with sewing after college, I found I was always fighting my sewing machine. It would constantly come unthreaded. And dragging out the manual to rethread the darn thing was super challenging for me. Not to mention the drama of stitches getting snagged in the fabric. Sewing really wasn’t something I ever found the patience for. That’s part of the reason why I love this buffalo check pumpkin project so much. There’s no sewing required!

Luckily, making your own pumpkin fall decor doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, it’s really quite easy to design and create fall crafts for your home without having to learn how to sew. This DIY black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor makes the perfect addition to your fall home decor. These fall pumpkins look great as part of a table centerpiece as well as in a grouping on for a fall front porch display. Or give these fun pumpkin crafts a home on your fireplace mantel surrounded by acorn crafts and autumn leaves.

Ready to decorate your home with this fun fall decor idea? Then let’s get started on this adult fall craft for DIY buffalo check pumpkins!

DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkins. Learn how to craft black and white buffalo check pumpkins as fun fall decor idea for the home. This no sew pumpkin fall decorating idea is an easy fall craft for adults. It's made using a Dollar Tree plastic pumpkin bucket and pool noodle, buffalo check fabric, fake floral leaves and a foraged stick. Craft these no sew pumpkins to use as a fun fall centerpiece, to decorate a shelf or mantel or to use in groups for outdoor covered fall porch decor for the home.

DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkin Decor

Supplies & Materials:

1/2 yard Buffalo Check Fabric
1/2 yard White Cotton Fabric
1 Plastic Pumpkin Bucket
1 Stick, Foraged
Faux Floral Fall Leaves
Pool Noodle or Floral Foam, cut to fit

supplies for making buffalo check plaid pumpkin decor for a fall decor ideas for the home

Tools Needed:

Fabric Scissors
Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Wire Cutters
Fabric Glue

Instructions for Making a Buffalo Check Pumpkin:

This fall decor idea for the home is so cute. And it’s so simple. You really won’t believe how easy it is.

cut the handle off the candy plastic pumpkin bucket

To get started making a DIY buffalo check pumpkin, first cut the handle off the plastic pumpkin bucket using wire cutters. You only need the plastic pumpkin for this fall craft idea, so you can discard the handle once it’s been removed.

Next, use the fabric scissors to cut off a small 8-inch by 8-inch square of buffalo check fabric from one corner of the yard of fabric. Set the fabric square, along with the remaining buffalo check fabric, aside to use later.

wrap the plastic pumpkin in white fabric

Now open the yard of white fabric onto a tabletop. Place the plastic pumpkin bucket in the center of the fabric.

Next, place a line of fabric glue along the outside of the plastic pumpkin bucket.

glue the white fabric onto the plastic pumpkin for this fall decor idea for the home

Begin wrapping the bucket with the white fabric. To do this, pull one corner of the fabric over the pumpkin until snug. Create pleats with the fabric by letting it naturally fold on itself. Tuck the corner of the fabric inside the bucket. Then hot glue the fabric in place inside the pumpkin, to keep it in place.

Next continue working with the white fabric in 1-inch to 2-inch wide sections. Pull a piece of the fabric into the pumpkin, creating pleats in the fabric around the outside of the pumpkin, as you did previously. Continue all the way around the pumpkin, fitting the white fabric inside the pumpkin.

While the white fabric may seem unnecessary, you do not want to skip this step. The fabric covers the pumpkin so that the color of the plastic pumpkin doesn’t show. This prevents the actual color of the pumpkin from showing through the white parts of the buffalo check fabric of your final buffalo check pumpkin.

Once the pumpkin is covered in white fabric, open the larger piece of buffalo check fabric on your table. Place the plastic bucket in the center of the fabric. You’ll now repeat the same process with the buffalo check fabric as you did using the white fabric, but without the fabric glue.

wrap the plastic pumpkin in buffalo check fabric to make buffalo check fall decor

Wrap the pumpkin bucket with the fabric by pulling one corner of the fabric over the pumpkin. Then pull it snug. Let the fabric naturally fold on itself, so that it creates pleats. Then tuck the corner of the fabric inside the bucket and hot glue it in place inside the pumpkin.

Working in 1-inch to 2-inch wide sections, repeat the same process that you implemented prior. Pull a piece of the fabric into the pumpkin, creating pleats in the fabric around the outside of the pumpkin. Continue all the way around the pumpkin, fitting the fabric inside the pumpkin. Use the hot glue gun to secure the fabric in place, if needed, inside the pumpkin.

cut a pool noodle to fit inside a pumpkin to make a dollar store buffalo check pumpkin diy

Once the plastic pumpkin is completely covered with the buffalo check fabric, cut a 8-inch tall piece of a thick pool noodle. If you aren’t able to locate a thick pool noodle, or if you’re using one of the standard sized pool noodles, cut 3 8-inch tall pieces and hot glue them together side-by-side into a bundle. Alternately, you can also cut down a rectangle of the floral foam to serve the same purpose.

glue a pool noodle into the bottom of a plastic pumpkin

Place the resized pool noodle inside the plastic pumpkin, in the center of the opening. Then hot glue the pool noodle into place. The top edge of the pool noodle, or floral foam, should be even with the top of the pumpkin. If not, simply trim the pool noodle down to size.

Now hot glue the edge of the 8-inch by 8-inch square of buffalo check fabric on top of the pool noodle. Affix the edges of this fabric square to the inside of the pumpkin edge. This piece of buffalo check fabric will cover the pool noodle as well as close the opening on top of the plastic pumpkin.

How to craft DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkins as an easy no sew fall decor idea for the home using Dollar Tree supplies and materials. This no sew pumpkin fall decorating idea is an easy fall craft for adults. Craft these no sew pumpkins to use as a fun fall centerpiece, to decorate a shelf or mantel or to use in groups for outdoor covered fall porch decor for the home. DIY buffalo check fall decor idea you can craft as fall decorations for your home this autumn. Easy DIY fall decor on a budget.

Next, use the fabric scissors to cut a hole in the center of the fabric you just glued onto the top of the pumpkin. The hole should be cut so that it is just wide enough for the stick to be inserted.

insert a stick inside the buffalo check pumpkin

Now slide the stick you foraged into the hole in the top of the pumpkin. Then hot glue the stick into place.

glue leaves onto diy buffalo check pumpkin fall decor

Finally, add the faux fall leaves to the top of the pumpkin around the stick. To do this, simply arrange the leaves as desired around the stick and hot glue them into place. Your DIY buffalo check pumpkin and fall decor idea for the home are now complete!

How to craft DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkins as an easy no sew fall decor idea for the home using Dollar Tree supplies and materials. This no sew pumpkin fall decorating idea is an easy fall craft for adults. Craft these no sew pumpkins to use as a fun fall centerpiece, to decorate a shelf or mantel or to use in groups for outdoor covered fall porch decor for the home. DIY buffalo check fall decor idea you can craft as fall decorations for your home this autumn. Easy DIY fall decor on a budget.

Place your buffalo check pumpkin on a shelf, table or mantel to decorate your home for autumn. Or create additional buffalo check pumpkins to create a grouping for covered fall porch decor.

Yield: 1 Buffalo Check Pumpkin

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Decor

Craft this black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor. This easy craft for adults is an affordable fall decor idea for the home.

Craft this black and white buffalo check pumpkin decor. This easy craft for adults is an affordable fall decor idea for the home.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Materials

  • 1/2 yard Buffalo Check Fabric
  • 1/2 yard White Cotton Fabric
  • 1 Plastic Pumpkin Bucket
  • 1 Stick, Foraged
  • Faux Floral Fall Leaves
  • Pool Noodle or Floral Foam, cut to fit

Tools

  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters
  • Fabric Glue

Instructions

  1. Cut the handle off the plastic pumpkin bucket using wire cutters.
  2. Use the fabric scissors to cut off a small 8-inch by 8-inch square of buffalo check fabric from one corner of the yard of fabric. Set the fabric square aside to use later.
  3. Open the yard of white fabric onto a tabletop. Place the plastic pumpkin bucket in the center of the fabric.
  4. Place a line of fabric glue along the outside of the plastic pumpkin bucket. Wrap the bucket with the white fabric. To do this, pull one corner of the fabric over the pumpkin until snug. Create pleats with the fabric by letting it naturally fold on itself. Tuck the corner of the fabric inside the bucket. Then hot glue the fabric in place inside the pumpkin.
  5. Continue working with the white fabric in 1-inch to 2-inch wide sections. Pull a piece of the fabric into the pumpkin, creating pleats in the fabric around the outside of the pumpkin, as you did previously. Continue all the way around the pumpkin, fitting the white fabric inside the pumpkin.
  6. Open the larger piece of buffalo check fabric on your table. Place the plastic bucket in the center of the fabric. Repeat the same process with the buffalo check fabric as you did using the white fabric, but without the fabric glue.
  7. Wrap the pumpkin bucket with the fabric by pulling one corner of the fabric over the pumpkin. Then pull it snug. Let the fabric naturally fold on itself, so that it creates pleats. Then tuck the corner of the fabric inside the bucket and hot glue it in place inside the pumpkin.
  8. Working in 1-inch to 2-inch wide sections, repeat the same process that you implemented prior.
  9. Cut a 8-inch tall piece of a thick pool noodle. Place the pool noodle inside the plastic pumpkin, in the center of the opening. Then hot glue the pool noodle into place. The top edge of the pool noodle should be even with the top of the pumpkin.
  10. Hot glue the edge of the 8-inch by 8-inch square of buffalo check fabric on top of the pool noodle. Affix the edges of this fabric square to the inside of the pumpkin edge.
  11. Use the fabric scissors to cut a hole in the center of the fabric you just glued onto the top of the pumpkin.
  12. Slide the stick into the hole in the top of the pumpkin. Then hot glue the stick into place.
  13. Finally, add the faux fall leaves to the top of the pumpkin around the stick, then hot glue them into place.

More Fall Decor Ideas for Pumpkins

For more adult crafts to create at home, be sure to check out these women’s craft night ideas as well as these adult craft kits for women. Also be sure to check out these other no carve pumpkin ideas for fall decor.

Or shop for buffalo check pumpkin decor from other handmade artisans on Etsy here.

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