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DIY Chinoiserie Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece With Hydrangeas

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Add a touch of glamour to your fall decor with a DIY chinoiserie pumpkin fall centerpiece with dried hydrangeas.

diy chinoiserie pumpkin fall centerpiece with hydrangeas

I’ve officially started creating some new fall projects and this DIY chinoiserie pumpkin fall centerpiece is my first one.  

close up of chinoiserie pumpkin diy

DIY Chinoiserie Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

Can I just say how obsessed I am with this gorgeous centerpiece?

I had leftover blue and white napkins from this chinoiserie vase project and knew they would be perfect to makeover a white pumpkin. 

 chinoiserie pumpkin diy centerpiece

Thankfully I didn’t have to buy anything for this project.

One of the ways I’m able to decorate on a budget is by using pieces I already own. 

white pumpkin hydrangea fall centerpiece

You can see how I decorated with this very same stone urn using sunflowers and artichokes. 

Each season I pick up a bunch of dried hydrangeas at a local craft fair.

I’ve never had luck drying my own. If you have any tips, please let me know!

Here is what you need to make your own chinoiserie and hydrangea centerpiece: 

Supplies Needed For Chinoiserie Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

supplies for diy chinoiserie pumpkin

Start by removing the top layer of the napkin. 

2 ply blue and white napkins

Cut out different shapes and sizes from the blue and white napkin. 

cut blue and white napkin

Then it’s just a matter of decorating the pumpkin with the pretty flowers. 

As the napkin is very thin, it works best adding mod podge to the pumpkin first and then gently laying the cut napkin onto it.

diy chinoiserie pumpkin

Once it’s secure add a light layer of mod podge over the napkin.

Set the pumpkin aside and start with the centerpiece. 

foam wreath cut

Cut the foam wreath in half and secure it to the base of the vase with hot glue. 

wreath on vase

Begin adding the fall stems all the way around the vase until it is nice and full. 

leaves in wreath form

Once the leaves have been added, start hot glueing the dried hydrangeas around the vase. 

fall leaves and hydrangeas centerpiece

Choose a vase that fits the size of the pumpkin.

Luckily this stone urn fit perfectly with the pumpkin I had. 

Just sit the pumpkin on top. This can easily be changed out for Christmas by removing the leaves and adding poinsettias, or other holiday stems. 

Wouldn’t this look great on a fall tablescape, or on a mantel?

There are so many ways you can use it to decorate your home for the autumn season.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will stop by in the coming weeks for more budget-friendly fall and holiday decorating ideas. 

Please PIN for later!

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

For even more easy fall decorating ideas, stop by to visit Marianne from Songbird.

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Chinoiserie Pumpkin DIY And Fall Hydrangea Centerpiece

Yield: 1 Centerpiece
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $25-$30

Create a gorgeous blue and white chinoiserie pumpkin using pretty napkins and mod podge. You can add it to a DIY fall hydrangea centerpiece for a unique addition to your fall decor.


  • White Pumpkin
  • Blue and White Napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • Dried Hydrangeas
  • Fall Leaves
  • Vase
  • Foam Wreath Form


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors


DIY Chinoiserie Pumpkin

  1. Separate the napkin to work with the top layer.
  2. Cut out the flowers in different sizes.
  3. Add mod podge with the foam brush to the pumpkin, and carefully lay a flower on top.
  4. Gently brush mod podge over the paper flower.
  5. Continue adding flowers until you are happy with the placement.
  6. Set aside to dry.

Fall Centerpiece

  1. Choose a vase that is complimentary to the size of the pumpkin.
  2. Secure a foam wreath around the base of the vase with hot glue.
  3. Place fall leaves into the foam wreath either by pushing the picks into the foam, or securing with hot glue.
  4. Repeat around the entire wreath.
  5. Add the dried hydrangeas around the vase above the fall leaves with hot glue.
  6. Sit the pumpkin on top of the vase.

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Wednesday 19th of August 2020

That is really pretty! I love the blue of the pumpkin with the dried hydrangeas.

Anita holland

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Wow, that blue pumpkins is stunning. It just jumps out at you soon as you see it. I love your whole display.


Monday 17th of August 2020

This is so pretty! Now I want to learn how to dry my hydrangea m

Kim Purvis

Monday 17th of August 2020

Very pretty! I may need to try a pumpkin like this!

Decorate and More with Tip

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Looks amazing Michelle. I am going to have to try this for my home.

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