Beautiful DIY pumpkin shelf sitter

This project is not only beautiful, but it’s extra special too! I’ll get into that here soon…but I think you’re going to love this and want to make a version for your own home!

This beautiful DIY pumpkin shelf sitter is a show stopper and truly looks like something you grabbed from your favorite decor store!

DIY pumpkin shelf sitter

When I saw these chunky pumpkins at Target, I had an INSTANT idea! So, I grabbed 2 of them. I knew I already had this smaller chunky pumpkin from woodpecker crafts that would work well too.

DIY pumpkin shelf sitter

Target pumpkins here

Woodpecker pumpkins here (Use code WILSHIRE for 5% off their site!)

Let’s get to the why this is special part! My friend Brooke with Re-Fabbbed was coming into town and I knew we were going to go live together making a craft. What better one that this?! And we had a BLAST!

Here’s what we used for this DIY pumpkin shelf sitter:

  1. 3 chunky pumpkins as stated above
  2. “fancy” scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby
  3. Peel and stick tile from Dollar Tree
  4. 15mm wood beads
  5. White paint
  6. Deco Art Antique Bronze metallic paint

Brooke painted the sides of the big pumpkin in the metallic paint, then traced and mod podged the scrapbook paper on.

I glued the beads to the inner part of the medium pumpkin, painted it white then used the same metallic paint and did a dry brushing technique over all of it.

Brooke added the peel and stick tile to the little pumpkin and painted the sides metallic.

All that was left to do after that was glue this DIY pumpkin shelf sitter together! EASY PEASY! (I did use hot glue and E600 just to be sure it was extra sturdy).

Didn’t it turn out just beautiful?! One of my favorites from this season! Best part?! We decided to gift it, sign the back and send it to a sweet follower! Shelly was randomly selected and sooooo excited!

DIY pumpkin shelf sitter
DIY pumpkin shelf sitter

You can see the replay of the FB live video where we made this here if you missed it. And be sure to follow Brooke with Re-fabbed as well!

Let me know if you try a version of this DIY pumpkin shelf sitter this Fall. I would love to see if so!

Until next time…




  1. Shelly Henderson

    Did I win something or was it a different Shelly ?

    • Stacey Collins

      Different shelly, sorry!

  2. Mary W

    My friend and I did a version of this! It was so fun! We painted the larger pumpkin sides and fancy paper front with the shimmery copper paint. We painted the beaded version with a creamy white and dry brushed it with the same copper paint. The little one we did with scrapbook paper. We had so much fun! Thank you for the great ideas!

  3. Cheryl

    I missed this one but love it! I have all the things I need! So cute!

  4. Peggy

    Oh my gosh! Its gorgeous!

  5. Rhonda Smith

    Oh my…. these are just fabulous. And look elegant. And appears to be fairly easy to do. Thank you for the share. How fun to see the two of you together in the pic. I am lovin’ on ya both! I hope that I can find the same wood pumpkins around here. I want to try this!!!! Thanks again ladies!!!