Concrete Pumpkins

DIY, Fall, Projects

  1. Love your blog and projects!!

  2. Absolutely love this idea and your execution! They are darling. So smart too. A craft that will last and last. Perfect from Fall, through Halloween and all the way into Thanksgiving. You just rocked this so hard girl :))))

    • Shayna says:

      Awe- Shannon! THANK YOU so much! You’re right, they’re definitely going to be used from the beginning of fall alllll the way into Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  3. Love, love, love this!! So cool!!

  4. April Hoff says:

    These are soooooooooo cool!!! Love them, Shayna! πŸ™‚

  5. Jamie says:

    These are amazing! Sharing on my FB page today πŸ˜‰
    Jamie @

  6. Dido says:

    I love these so much. I love the chippy texture. I am going to have to try it
    Thank you so much for sharing

  7. M says:

    They’re soooooo cute:) Like super cute…love ’em girl!!! You are so darn crafty, Shayna!
    Ok…TOTALLY cute lol;) Blessings & <3,

  8. Erin says:

    Love this project. First of all, where can you find inexpensive plastic pumpkins like you used on the first pumpkin? Second, why do you have to use Sphagnum Peat Moss and Perlite with the concrete?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Erin! I found the pumpkins at Walmart. I bought the pail for $1 and the other was $5. You could probably find one at the dollar store too, but when I was looking they weren’t out yet!
      Also, the peat moss and perlite break up the concrete so it’s not so “solid”. They cause “bubbles” and give the pits and pockets and make that crumbly appearance. You could absolutely just use concrete, they just won’t have the texture.
      I hope that helps! πŸ™‚

  9. Susan says:

    Shayna great concrete pumpkins and beautiful pictures!

  10. Shayna–you’re so talented and I love your home! I’m also sharing on my FB page this morning. Have a wonderful day!

  11. Lolly Jane says:

    These are too stinkin cute! LOVE them!!

  12. Wow Shayna! What a funky idea… so cute yet rustic and earthy!! Awesome:)

  13. o.m.g.!!!
    these are so amazing! So so so inspired! Going to make some this week!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment, Aimee! I am so so so glad you’re inspired! πŸ™‚

  14. Holly says:

    Grrrreat idea! Saw your link at Shabby Story. Cute blog!

  15. Layla says:

    I LOVE this project, Shayna! DEFINITELY going to give this a try sometime! Thank you for linking up to my party! πŸ˜€

  16. Sara says:

    Has to be one of the best ideas I’ve seen for fall this year, love it!

  17. VERY cool! I’ve never seen anything quite like them!

  18. Lory says:

    This project is very nice and original! I cited it in my Italian Web Site:
    Thank you, Lory

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  22. Bethany says:

    How cute! This is such a creative idea. I love the little vignette you created with the concrete pumpkin. πŸ™‚

  23. Karla says:

    Hi Shayna – I love these! I do have a question though- in the pictures of the finished pumpkins the facial features look indented on the solid pumpkin, but in the how-to photo’s it looks like they would protrude. Any further tips on how you achieved the indented looking effect?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Karla! Great question! When I was making the pumpkins, I made sure the concrete was filled in tightly around the eyes. Once I removed the plastic mold, I was left with indention’s of the face, even though they don’t really protrude out. I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

      • Renae meisner says:

        I tried this and they looked more like dirt than concrete?! You used equal parts of quick Crete, sphagnum and perlite? Feel like I need much more concrete. I adore these and will try them again! Renae

        • Shayna says:

          Hi Ranae! So happy you tried them! Try adding in a bit more quickcrete, and mixing, mixing, mixing. I found after making a few other concrete things that the mixing is a very important step, especially with the perlite and moss. I hope that helps!

  24. Karla says:

    Forgot to say thanks!

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