25 Unique Pumpkin Decorations for the Fall Season

If you’ve thumbed through our Fall Favorites Catalog, you’ve probably discovered more than a handful of fall pumpkin decorations. From fall outdoor decor to pumpkin decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving, you’ll find a variety of unique pumpkins to decorate your home. Here’s a fun list of our favorite unique pumpkin decorations for the fall season.

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Outdoor Fall Pumpkin Decorations

Bless this Home Harvest Collection

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Welcome guests and deck out your porch for the fall season with the “Bless this Home” Harvest Collection. A trendy chevron pattern on the pumpkins ties each piece together.

Harvest Gatherings Porch Decor

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Create a fun look for fall with Harvest Gatherings Porch Collection. Choose from the Burlap Pumpkin Wreath, Pumpkin Yard Stake, Sitting Scarecrow or just add all three!

Harvest Porch Wood Pumpkins

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Pull off a festive look on your front porch this harvest season these Harvest Porch Wood Pumpkins. Each pumpkin has a distinct pattern that will look great on your porch steps.

Harvest Pumpkin Seasonal Swag

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Put your holiday spirit on display by hanging this Seasonal Swag on your front door this fall. It’s the perfect substitute for a wreath, and can be used all the way to Thanksgiving.

LED Pumpkin Man

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The LED Pumpkin Man looks cute sitting on a porch bench or hay bale. The country style is great for the fall season, while the witch hat adds a fun accent for Halloween.

Welcome Fall Garden Decor

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Get your yard ready for the season with this Welcome Fall Garden Decor. Choose from the Scarecrow Welcome Stake, the Rustic Pumpkin Wagon, Squirrel or collect them all!

Indoor Fall Pumpkin Decorations

3-Pc. Harvest Quilt Set

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Welcome fall with the festive pattern of this 3-Pc. Harvest Quilt Set. The design includes festive pumpkins and fall leaves. It also features vermicelli stitching and plaid borders.

Pumpkin & Stars Bathroom Collection

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The Pumpkin & Stars Bathroom Collection brings a seasonal touch to any fall bathroom. The collection features autumn pumpkins and leaves, as well as primitive country stars.

Set of 3 Harvest Pumpkins

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Set of 3 Harvest Pumpkins is the perfect decor for the fall season. Each pumpkin in the set is inscribed with a different phrase that’s perfect for fall or a Thanksgiving tabletop.

Lighted Fall Grapevine Collection

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Decorate your home for the harvest season with this Lighted Fall Grapevine Collection. Choose from the String Lights Set, Small or Large Rattan Pumpkins, or feature all three!

Harvest Wall Art

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Harvest Wall Art is the perfect decorative accent piece for the changing seasons. The chalkboard-style design combines a variety of harvest imagery, including pumpkins.

4-Pc. Ceramic Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Each pumpkin in this 4-Pc. Ceramic Pumpkin Centerpiece Set has a removable lid and a spacious interior that’s perfect for holding candy or as a catch-all for random goodies.

Lighted Scarecrow Figures

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Decorate your home for fall with a Lighted Scarecrow Figurine. The friendly scarecrows are dressed in traditional country attire with harvest items, including light-up pumpkins.

Harvest Decor Medley

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Put this Harvest Decor Medley on display to celebrate the incoming season. It features a Pumpkin Welcome Sign, as well as Crow Figurines perched on a fall-inspired stand.

Harvest Tabletop Collection

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The Harvest Tabletop Collection enables you to set the table in style. Take your pick of the Small Platter, Large Platter, Set of 4 Plates, Dip Server, Chip ‘n’ Dip or get them all.

Decorative Country Accents

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Give your kitchen a touch of country charm with this decorative accent. It’s farm-to-table decor with a vintage look. Pumpkin Bottle Cap Art looks great as an accent on any wall.

Halloween Pumpkin Decorations

Disney LED Pumpkins

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This Disney LED Pumpkin makes it possible to celebrate the season with your favorite character. Each awesome pumpkin lights up from the inside for a glowing appearance.

Set of 2 Metal Pumpkin Lanterns

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This Set of 2 Metal Pumpkin Lanterns is a safer and more decorative alternative to real pumpkins. Add a few tea light candles and the light will shine through their cutout faces.

Banner Set or Rattan Pumpkins

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Add a few pumpkins to your porch for Halloween with Triple Stacked Lighted Pumpkins from the Banner Set or Rattan Pumpkins collection. The classic look for trick-or-treating.

8′ Inflatable Pumpkin Patch

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“Grow” an instant pumpkin patch in your yard with this 8′ inflatable Pumpkin Patch. It is super easy to set up, and features seven jack-o’-lantern pumpkins in different sizes.

Pumpkin 2-Pc. Halloween Kitchen Set

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This 2-Pc. Halloween Kitchen Set adds a vibrant, seasonal look to your cooking area. It features a pot holder and kitchen towel held together with a button and easily detach.

Twinkling Mason Jar Halloween Lanterns

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Trick-or-treaters will be relieved to come across the less-than-frightening face of this Twinkling Mason Jar Halloween Lantern. Interior features 10 white LED string light.

Twilight Halloween Decor Collection

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The Twilight Halloween Decor Collection is the perfect Halloween decor for a Halloween party. Display the Wreath, LED Tree, Pumpkin Set and Lighted Mantel Scarf together.

Halloween Figures

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Lighten up the mood with this not-so-scary Halloween Figurine. Piece together the full display with the Happy Witch Block, Halloween Figure and the Pumpkins with Spider.

60″ Swinging Dead Creatures

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This 60″ Swinging Dead Creature is just what you need to finish off your spooky setup for trick-or-treaters. This eerie creature watches over your home from its swing perch.


There are plenty more Halloween decorations in our Fall Favorites Catalog. Request a free fall catalog today, or check out our entire selection of Halloween decorations online.

Pinteresting Picks for September

Fall is a great time for home-improvement projects and crafts. Our Pinterest followers are in a mood for decorating and DIY. Many already are casting their eyes toward Halloween. The Lakeside Collection has a huge selection of eerie decor for the indoors and outside to make your home boo-tiful for trick-or-treaters. Here are our Pinteresting Picks for September.

Trade your real candles for this Set of 6 LED Candles for the safety of your children or pets.

Trade your real candles for this Set of 6 LED Candles for the safety of your children or pets.

Sculpted Pumpkin Planters are handpainted to look like real pumpkins!

Sculpted Pumpkin Planters are handpainted to look like real pumpkins!

 

Make yours the scariest house on the block for Halloween night with these Lighted Ghosts Yard Stakes.

Make yours the scariest house on the block for Halloween night with these Lighted Ghosts Yard Stakes.

Handprint Ornament Kit gives your Christmas tree a personalized touch from your kids.

Handprint Ornament Kit gives your Christmas tree a personalized touch from your kids.

 

Halloween: A Brief History

Halloween-trick-or-treatWhile some Halloween traditions are new, the holiday itself has a long and fascinating history. Its roots go deep, and people may have been celebrating this autumn festival in Celtic times.

Halloween is linked to All Saints’ Day, but some historians believe the holiday has older origins that the Church incorporated as part of its calendar. The Celtic harvest festival of Samhain divided summer from winter; it marked the time to bring livestock from summer pastures and prepare enough food for the long, cold season ahead. It was a time for feasting and bonfires, and the Celts believed it was a time in which the veil between the world they knew and that of fairies or other spirits was thinnest.

The present-day Halloween’s connection with treats could have its origins in a Celtic festival day.The name Halloween comes from a contraction of All Hallow’s Eve, a name you’ll still hear sometimes. It’s the name Christian theologians gave the night before All Saints’ Day, which was established as a holy day in the seventh century. Historically, Hallow’s Eve was the day to acknowledge all the souls that hadn’t yet found their way to heaven. The idea of ghosts and spirits being active on Halloween came from this traditional meaning of the holiday, so when you see images of ghost decorations on Halloween, you’re seeing a reference to a centuries-old belief.

Another early Hallow’s Eve tradition called souling explains why people go door to door for treats. Medieval Europeans baked soul cakes to honor the recently departed and commemorate them as their souls made their way to heaven. They prepared enough to share with neighbors and friends, and villagers would travel from home to home exchanging these small round cakes called souls. Souling was a little somber because it called to mind the souls of the departed, but it was also a happy occasion to share memories and a tasty treat with others. Soul cakes traditionally contained many ingredients that are familiar to anyone baking Halloween treats today: cinnamon, nutmeg and other warm spices graced these cakes just as they do your favorite pumpkin cookies or fudge.

Why is Halloween a costume holiday? Researchers aren’t sure. Some ascribe costumes to the Celts, and others suggest the tradition came from the fancy clothes people would wear when going souling. In early lore, costumes were seen as a disguise, a way to conceal yourself from spirits that might otherwise intend some kind of mischief. It’s possible that the ancient Celtic people dressed for the occasion on Samhain to confound stray spirits, but costumes could also have been something fun for souling villagers to wear, especially if they intended a little light mischief of their own.

The tradition of jack-o’-lanterns comes from Scotland, but it didn’t start with pumpkins. The pumpkin is a New World crop; no one in the Middle Ages in Scotland would have known what to make of the large orange gourd. They used hefty turnips instead and carved them into strange or spooky faces, hollowing them out to use as lanterns as they went from house to house on souling night. When Halloween traveled with Scottish settlers who came to America, they embraced the use of them to make pumpkin lanterns since they easier to carve and already conveniently hollowed out for a candle.

Halloween wasn’t associated with witches or fiends originally, but the Puritans frowned on it because they considered the history behind it too Catholic for their tastes. The Catholic church considered All Hallow’s Eve the time when souls left purgatory to find heaven, but the Puritans didn’t believe in the concept of purgatory and reasoned that any spirits lingering must therefore be wicked ones. While they might not have enjoyed Halloween as a festival day, they did give later generations of trick-or-treaters great ideas for witch and goblin costumes. This history guides our Halloween inspiration today.

Halloween history is almost as much of a treat as candy corn and caramel apples. This year, take a few minutes to reflect on the history of one of our most beloved holidays.

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