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Easy DIY Pumpkin Snowman (Autumn to Winter Transitional Decor)

Repurpose your autumn pumpkins to create a cute snowman for winter decorating. This easy DIY project is a great upcycle for your Halloween decorations to transition to Christmas.

A snowman sitting on top of a wooden table.

We used a pre-made faux pumpkin stack but you can glue three faux pumpkins of different sizes on top of each other. Just make sure that the stem is showing on the top pumpkin.

A white snowman sitting on a wooden table.

How to Make a Pumpkin Snowman


  • Triple Stacked Pumpkin (I bought mine at Michaels, but you can get similar stacked pumpkins on Amazon or in craft stores)
  • 3 Small Black Buttons
  • 2 Black Rhinestones (Self-Adhesive)
  • Black and White Gingham Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
  • White Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Orange Felt
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


Step 1

Paint the triple stacked pumpkins with white acrylic craft paint.

Let dry. Apply a second and third coat, if needed. (I used three coats of paint.)

A white pumpkin on a wooden table next to a paint brush.

Step 2

Cut a 12-inch length of black and white gingham ribbon. Tie around the Snowman’s neck, securing with glue.

Trim any long ends into a notch with scissors. Notching the cut end of ribbons not only makes it look pretty but also prevents fraying.

A white pumpkin with black and white ribbon and scissors.

Step 3

Cut a small triangle from orange craft felt.

Glue to the snowman face. Alternatively, you could use orange craft foam or a scrap of orange fabric.

A snowman with a glue gun and scissors on a wooden table.

Step 4

Attach two small black self-adhesive rhinestones for the eyes.

A snowman sitting on a wooden table next to a pen.

Step 5

Glue three small black buttons down the front of the snowman.

A snowman with a glue gun next to it.

For variation, you could use any color of ribbon. Or mix and match the sizes and colors of the buttons.

A snowman made out of white pumpkins and a plaid scarf.

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