DIY Pumpkin Decor Using A Glass Bottle
I had some old glass bottles that I had been saving for a project. With fall coming it’s the perfect time to create DIY pumpkin decor for your home. If you don’t have bottles laying around, not to worry. You can find bottles like this at thrift stores, yard sales, a hardware store, or among the craft supplies at any craft store. I decided to look for creative ways to use them. With fall coming it’s the perfect time for a DIY project. I created DIY pumpkins which are perfect for fall decorations around your home. This easy pumpkin craft is a fun idea for kids of all ages and it doesn’t take much time. Below are the step-by-step instructions.
These are the 3 glass bottles I had. I removed the labels and washed them.
I wanted to use fall colors so I put some Apple Barrel orange acrylic paint in a glass jar, added a small amount of water, and mixed it up. You could skip the water if you like. I then poured the mixture into the glass bottles, making sure it made it all the way to the bottom of the pumpkin or bottle.
A simple way to coat the bottle is to rotate it and let the paint coat the inside of the glass bottle. Once the entire bottle was coated, I tipped the bottle upside down and let all of the extra paint drain out.
Here’s a quick picture of the painted bottles. You’ll want to leave the top open so that the paint can dry inside.
I used a hot glue gun added a little glue, and wrapped jute twine around the stem of the bottle. I hot glued the other end to hold it in place. I then hot glued on some fake leaves, and a longer strand of twine. The best part is this is a craft project you can adapt for your favorite season. You could add decorative ribbon or any other seasonal decor.
Now you could stop here and leave them just like this or you can take it to the next step…
I pulled the stem off of a Walmart solar light and placed it into the bottle or top of the pumpkin.
Now I can use them outside to light the front porch, railing, or walkway for the whole fall season.
Did you know that you can make a ton of things out of dollar store pumpkins? Check out the different ways and easy ideas of how you can make cute pumpkins with items from Dollar Tree. Let’s get started making fun pumpkin crafts. Find the full tutorial below as well as other DIY pumpkin ideas:
- Make wood pumpkins
- Use plastic pumpkins to make several other pumpkin creations
- cover a cheap pumpkin with an old sweater
- Decorate real pumpkins
- Decorate Dollar Tree foam pumpkins
- large pumpkin
- Do something unique with faux pumpkins
- Use a toilet paper roll to create a pumpkin
- Create tissue paper pumpkins or fabric pumpkins
- Have fun carving pumpkins or faux pumpkin carving
- Make a pumpkin out of old books, simply carve a book into a pumpkin and then open the book pages up to reveal a pumpkin shape.
- Use canning jar lids to make a pumpkin
- Here’s a no carve pumpkin trick to make faux pumpkins look real
You can have so much fun with easy DIY pumpkin decor! Pumpkin decorating is also great because you can leave these decorations up for an entire season. You might also enjoy some more of my Halloween decor ideas or other fall projects
DIY Pumpkin Decor Using A Glass Bottle Video
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Super cute and so easy! Fall is a long long time away . . . Was in Coachella the other day, 122° and here at home around 107°, way too hot to use paint for the time being. But when the time comes will make a few of these, they will look darling on my front porch. I fill with sand so they don’t blow over and break in the random gusty wind that occurs here in the fall.
Naomie!!!! I have been thinking about you friend! So great to hear from you. I’m so glad you like them, and I know … fall, pumpkins, they’re a ways away still. Love the added sand – great idea 🙂
You are the queen of repurposed decor, Chas! What a great idea to use bottles as pumpkins. They must look great lit up at night with solar lights! Pinned 🙂
Thank you so much Rebecca, you are so very sweet. It was so create creating pumpkin decor with you.
What a great idea to turn your bottles into pumpkins !!! Now I am going to be on the hunt to find something similar ! I am soo addicted to pumpkins. Thanks for sharing your idea !
Thank you so much Agnes, I’m thrilled you like the pumpkin bottles and want to create some as well. So wonderful pumpkin hopping with you!
Your fall ideas are so creative, adorable and easy to do! You have an amazing creativity and it is so fun to see all your wonderful ideas!
Thank you so much Linda – you are just the sweetest friend ever! Thanks so much for all your support.
I love your gorgeous bottle pumpkins! What a fun and creative idea!
Thank you so much Jessica, I’m thrilled you like the pumpkin bottles. Wonderful pumpkin hopping with you.
That’s such a clever way to reuse chunky bottles. And bonus points for being organised for autumn decorating already!!
Thank you so much Julie, I’m thrilled you like them. I have to thank Kippi for getting a bunch of us rolling on Fall decor already.
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you so much Marilyn, I appreciate the support. Have a great week!
Your pumpkin bottles look so good! I like that you chose to paint the inside of the bottle versus the outside.
Thank you so much Allyson 🙂 I have done it both ways and when I can keep the bottle shine on the outside I love that – plus I can put them outside and the weather won’t effect the paint this way.
Such a cute idea! Love this upcycle, Chas!
Thank you so much Beth.
Adorable! Great idea and great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you so much Denise, I’m thrilled you like my pumpkin project.
These are so cute!! I can not wait for fall and autumn!
Thank you so much Danielle, and me too! One of the best times of year.
hi Chas, your pumpkin bottles are adorable and the solar light really takes them over the top!! Fabulous!!
Thank you so much Jenna, I’m thrilled you like them. I just love solar lights 🙂
Cute! Visiting you from the good random fun link up. laurensparks.net
Thank you Lauren, and thanks for stopping by
These bottles are so cute Chas! I love the color and the solar light the perfect addition for your patio on a fall evening!
You are just so sweet Pamela, thank you so much for the kind words. I’m thrilled you like my pumpkin bottles.
These are super cute! Will have to try this!
What a wonderful decor idea! I love unique pumpkin decorations and your pumpkin bottles are lovely.
Thank you so much T’onna, I’m thrilled you like them. Always fun to reuse something rather than just throw it away.
I’m officially in love with your pumpkin solar bottles. I’m featuring this post on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. I hope you can drop by.
Thank you so much Kristie. I’m so excited you like them and thank you so much for the feature. See you at the next one.
What a cute and easy fall decor idea! I love how simple it is to do but adore the Autumn punch it brings! I need to try this out. My son would love this project.
Thank you so much Maureen and I’m thrilled you want to create this and that you would make it with your son. What a special memory
Hi Chas, these pumpkin bottles are so adorable and fun to make. I love them. Thanks so much for coming by All About Home and Linking up. I’m featuring this post this evening.
These pumpkin bottle lights are fabulous! I will be featuring them in this week’s Creative Compulsions.
Thank you so much Michelle, I appreciate the feature, kind words, and support.
This is so cute! Thank you for participating in our linky party!
Thank you Laura, I appreciate it.
We are so excited that you participated! Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Thank you so much for the invite Beth 🙂
You never cease to amaze and inspire me! These are fantastic and the addition of the solar light? Genius! Featuring when my BFF Open House opens tonight!!
You are so sweet Carol, thank you so very much for the kind words. Sending hugs to you friend.
Thank you so much for sharing! Your project is absolutely darling!
Thank you so much Meg, I’m thrilled you like it.
What a great addition to our linky party! We are so happy to have you!
You are so sweet Ann, thank you so very much!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful pumpkin bottles.
Have some old bottles I will definitely do this to.
Halloween is my favorite time of the year??
You’re most welcome Deborah, and I’m thrilled you are excited about making some too. Halloween is my favorite as well 🙂
I love these cute bottles. I saw them on Hometalk and rushed over to explore some more. I would love to share a link on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures. I hope that ok.