Celebrating Christmas with Repurposed Pumpkins

Dec 21, 2009 by

Repurposed Holiday Decor - Poetic Home

Is it faux pas to use fall’s pumpkins for your winter holiday decor?  Perhaps — but not when pumpkins are repurposed into a winter wonderland mantle-scape!  I simply could not let all of my pumpkins go to waste after Thanksgiving, and I turned the white pumpkins into a friendly, au natural snowman.  Although it’s hard to see in the photos, I glittered the pumpkins to give them an extra zing of winter cheer.  This would be a great project for kids as well, giving them free reign to choose the right eyes, nose, mouth, and other snowman characteristics.

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We don’t have much of a winter wonderland feel living close to the beach, but I wanted to recreate that aura inside of our house.  I picked up tree trimmings from my local Home Depot (these are the bottom branches that are cut from purchased trees and are free for the taking) and created a mini-forest amidst antique apothecary glass bottles and a birch bark vase.  Red paper cardinals from an upcycled card dot the forest, as does our family monogram, which was made with floral wire and those ever-so-useful free trimmings!   The best part is that the total cost for our holiday decor this year was $0!  :)

I wish you the happiest of holidays, filled with cheer, treasures, and good tidings.  I can’t wait to share 2010 with you!

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  1. it is a terrific idea! the white pumpkins are perfect and your mantle looks great. more winter than christmas so you can leave it up for a while. have a wonderful holiday, grace! xo, c

  2. Love this idea! I think it’s inspired! Happy holidays to you and your family!! Enjoy all the delights of the season!

  3. cutest use (reuse) of pumpkins ever!

  4. I love your mantle–It’s so chic and fun! I may have to try the pumpkin snowmen next year because yours looks so awesome! I’m always impressed with your ideas. :)

  5. OK, so where is the “snowman poop” Miss Grace!!! Love the pumpkin snowman ~ perhaps we shoud collaborate next year on our mantle design.

    Ciao bella,

  6. @Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?

  7. Thanks for the post. Keep the great work.

  8. Happpy Holidays!

    Thanks for posting your wonderful Christmas pumpkin decorations. They are a perfect transition from Fall to Winter.

    I have been surfing endlessly to find others who share similar ideas on how to transform pumpkin gourds for the holidays. So far, you’re it!

    All the best from Enterprise, AL,


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  10. There has less sun light and more carbon dioxides produced by the trees.Do not do exercise in the woods.

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