Easy Buffalo Check Pumpkin

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Fall is in the air and so is pumpkin spice and falling leaves!  I wanted to share this easy DIY Buffalo Check Pumpkin craft with you today!  My fall mantle needed a little something and what better than buffalo check to give it the Fall feel(you can see my mantle HERE).  It needed more texture and of course, who doesn’t love black and white buffalo check!

I purchased this set of unfinished pumpkins off of Amazon. They were $9.99 for a set of three with free Prime shipping. I have included the link in the supply list for your convenience. I am not sure what I will do with the other two, but there are tons of options.

Unfinished Pumpkins
Unfinished Pumpkins

There are only a few steps for this project. It will take you no time at all.

First, lay your fabric flat.  Trace around your pumpkin with a pencil to make a pattern.  This doesn’t have to be perfect. Lastly, cut out the pattern.

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Tracing the fabric pattern
Pumpkin Pattern

Turn your pumpkin over and apply a light coat of the self-adhesive spray to the back and edges.   Pull the fabric tight, smoothing out any wrinkles. Then fold over any access fabric and gently press. Trim the back of any excess fabric so the pumpkin will lay flat.

Using my self-adhesive glue to attach the fabric to the pumpkin.
Attaching the Fabric

Tie the desired length of raffia around the stem of the pumpkin. You can use as much or as less as you like. In place of the raffia, you can also use ribbon.

Tie the raffia around the stem of the pumpkin.
Tie Raffia Around Stem
Finished Pumpkin
Buffalo Check Pumpkin

I found this cute little “Hello Fall” sign at Hobby Lobby. It was %50 off costing only $2.50.

Here is the supply list for the pumpkin.

Supply List

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12″ Unfinished Pumpkin

Self-Adhesive Spray

Black and White Check Fabric (or any color you choose)


And that’s it!  You can order right from the Supply List and make your own!

The unfinished pumpkins can be painted or even decoupaged!  See how I used my pumpkin on my Fall mantel by CLICKING HERE! They can be used with just about any Fall decor. If the black and white check is not your thing, there are other fabric options, just get creative! The pumpkins can be used in so many different ways. For DIY signs, or even wreaths.

I also made a pumpkin sign from damaged wall art I purchased from Hobby Lobby. You can see it by CLICKING HERE! Transforming damaged items is a great way to make cheap home decor.

If you have small children or grandchildren, the pumpkins would be great for them to decorate for the Fall season.

If you love repurposed furniture, you can check out these projects! See how we transformed cheap, out-dated furniture into unique, functional pieces.

$1.00 (yep a buck) TV Entertainment Cabinet Repurposed into Studio Storage

A $3.99 Entertainment Cabinet Transformed into a Functional Buffet!

And remember my motto:

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it will be.”


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