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DIY Metallic Leaf Pumpkins: Fall Pumpkin Crafts DIY Pumpkin Decor

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A bunch of white pumpkins decorated with metallic leaves and the scripted word "blessed." Over the top of the bottom close-up of a pumpkin are the words "DIT Elegant Metallic leaf Pumpkins Free SVG Cut Files."

DIY Pumpkin Decor with Metallic Textured Vinyl

Every year I add new Fall pumpkin decor projects to the blog. Usually, I capture some bright colors in a fun or unusual way like last week’s Paint Dump Marble Pumpkins. But for this tutorial, I wanted to go more classic and elegant.

I’ve been pondering how to use some of this gorgeous textured metallic vinyl by Cricut for a while and knew that it would be perfect for some fall home decor. After designing new Fall SVG cut files, I decided to place the phases and autumn leaf designs onto some white faux pumpkins!

Below is a full guide to the exact supplies I used to make this elegant fall pumpkin decor for my home and how to craft them for yourself!

Interested in other pumpkin ideas? Check out last year’s Paper Pumpkin Decor and Velvet Pumpkin Project!

White pumpkins are stacked together with words and textured metallic leaves.  Snowy leaves decorate the floor.
A display of a variety of Cricut-brand metallic textured vinyl, used to make elegant coffee-colored leaves on white pumpkins.

Fall Pumpkin Decorating Supplies

Download Your Free Fall Word and Leaf SVG Files Here

Before we can get to assembling our pumpkin crafts be sure to download the free Fall SVG cut files inside my Freebie Vault! Of course you can use any SVG files for this project too!

A white illustration with tiny brown polka dots act as the background to the illustrated fall leaves and scrolled Fall sayings like "Blessed" "Hello" and "Happy Fall Ya'll."  The center text reads "Free Fall SVG Cut Files."

In addition to autumn leaves, I am providing free Fall calligraphy phrases to use on your pumpkins!

Download these free templates by signing up via the form below. If you are already a member, log into your Member account, and search for ‘pumpkins’ or Design #34. Need help entering the vault? Read this helpful Freebie Vault guide. 

Text that reads "Free Fall SVG Cut Files" is across various fall color sayings like "Thankful." Underneath Abbi Kirsten holds a small white pumpkin with the word "blessed" across it and metallic textured vinyl leaves.

Elegant Fall Pumpkin Decor Directions

  1. Gather your supplies and wipe down your pumpkins with a damp cloth to remove any dust, then let dry – this just ensures your vinyl will stick well.
  2. Load my free Fall SVG phrases into your cutting software or type out your own.
  3. Cut your vinyl out. Make sure to measure your pumpkins and scale accordingly. For the leaves, vary the sizes so it looks natural.
  4. Weed your vinyl (tip: use a nail polish holder to collect your weeded pieces of vinyl and control the mess. See my image below!)
  5. Lift the design with transfer tape after burnishing it with the scraper tool. Having trouble with your vinyl read my best Cricut vinyl hacks here!
  6. Place onto your pumpkins. Use the scraper tool to help the vinyl adjust to the curves. It can help to cut slits around your vinyl’s transfer tape to work it onto a curved surface.
  7. Display your pumpkins!
Abbi Kirsten holds a small white pumpkin in her hand as she uses a scraper to burnish textured, metallic vinyl leaves onto the faux pumpkin. These elegant pumpkins will class up any Halloween or Autumn décor.
The question "Weeding vinyl messy?" is written over a picture of Abbi Kirsten's  hands trying to weed the phrase "Thankful and Blessed" from printed vinyl. The bottom pictures show Abbi now has a weeding tool on her finger. The text reads "Use a nail polish holder to collect vinyl pieces."
DIY Metallic Leaf Pumpkins Fall Pumpkin Crafts DIY Pumpkin Decor Cover Image

DIY Metallic Leaf Pumpkins for Fall Crafts and Autumn Décor

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Make these classy, elegant faux pumpkin decorations for fun Autumn and Halloween events. Easy to make but they look expensive!



  1. Gather all your supplies, including the templates.
  2. Wipe down your pumpkins with a damp cloth and let them dry.
  3. Load the free SVG into your cutting machine.
  4. Cut your vinyl leaves and phrases.
  5. Weed your vinyl. Apply transfer tape and burnish it.
  6. Lift the design with transfer tape.
  7. Place them onto your pumpkins.
  8. Use the scraper tool to help the vinyl adjust to the curves.
  9. Display your pumpkins proudly!

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About Abbi Kirsten

My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy-to-learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, holiday decor and you will definitely notice my love for paper crafting and paper flowers – all tied up in a sweep of cheerful color.

Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my best seller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library, and Catching Colorflies, my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.

Want to join my Facebook community to share your crafts and learn from the best? Click here to request access to my group, Elite Crafters and Cricut Lovers.

Two faux white pumpkins, one in the background and one in the foreground, have been decorated with metallic vinyl leaves and Autumn sayings like "Blessed" and "Thankful."

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