10 Cool Uses for a Pumpkin This Fall ...

Finding all of the different uses for a pumpkin that don't involve carving it up can be hard! This fall, when you are looking to be festive but not going too overboard, we've got the top 10 uses for a pumpkin that don't involve carving it up and putting a candle in it! So girls, you ready to get out your DIY sheets and find out my top 10 uses for a pumpkin that really will make a splash at your next party or even in your yard?

1. Punch Bowl

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Did you know that you can actually use a pumpkin as a punch bowl at your next party? If you hollow it out a bit and place a clear plastic bowl in there, you can use it for any beverages at your next party! This is totally one of my favorite uses for a pumpkin that is super festive and totally cute!

2. Pumpkin Cooler

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If you want to serve beer or even just soda, why not be super fallish and turn your pumpkin into a cooler? Again, you want to hollow it out, fill it full of ice and then stick any bottles or cans that you want in there! This is a great use for a pumpkin that everyone will steal once they see you do it!

3. Bird Feeder

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You can also change your pumpkin into a bird feeder and hang it in your yard! Just cut your pumpkin in half, hollow out the bottom half, fill it with seed and put some hooks in the sides so that you can hang it up! It's a great alternative to plastic bird feeders and the birds can actually eat the pumpkin too! This uses for a pumpkin is totally ingenious and cute!

4. Pie Shell

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Do you want to do something different with your pie this year? Why not place the pie crust inside a small pumpkin, along with the filling and have people eat it right out of there? It's super cute, so festive and people will go crazy over the idea! I tried this at my last fall party and everyone loved it! It's one uses for a pumpkin that will surely make a splash!

5. Flower Pot

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You can actually use a pumpkin as a flower pot too! Whether you cut little holes into a pumpkin and use it as the base or you hollow it out and place the flowers inside of it, it's all up to you! Pumpkin flower pots make great centerpieces and can really draw a lot of attention at Thanksgiving!

6. Potpourri Dish

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If you are looking for a great way for you to freshen up your home, without making it too overpowering, why not hollow out a small pumpkin, place some potpourri inside of it, poke some holes in the top and let the scent out? It's cute, super festive and totally one of the best uses for a pumpkin!

7. Bowl for Stew

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Similar to using the pumpkin for your pie, did you know that you can actually use a pumpkin as a dish for soup or stew? It's so unique, totally original and one of the best uses for a pumpkin! I love when chefs and cooks use different items as dishes to serve in and pumpkins are great for that! So at your next party, serve up the stew or soup in a pumpkin!

8. Air Freshener

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Almost like the potpourri dish, did you know that you can actually place some liquid potpourri inside your pumpkin and use it as an air fresher? It's a super unique and totally different use for a pumpkin that a lot of people probably wouldn't have thought of! For me? I use this all around fall and my house smells amazing!

9. Wreath

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This use for a pumpkin is all about the small, tiny little pumpkins. You can actually weave these pumpkins into an awesome fall wreath that'll last you all season and looks great on any door! Heck, you could even get really crazy and paint the wreath!

10. Candle Holder

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Finally girls, the last use for a pumpkin that we're going to talk about is using your pumpkin as a candle holder! Now, I am not talking about carving it up and using it as a candle holder that way, instead, hollow it out and place a tea light in there!

So girls, there you have it, all of my top uses for a pumpkin that really look great and don't take much time to complete! So, what's your favorite use for a pumpkin that you're going to try this fall?

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