Easy DIY Polka Dot Pumpkin

White pumpkins have become increasingly popular in recent years, and many people have been using them to create unique and eye-catching decorations.

I was inspired to purchase a white pumpkin during a trip to Michael's. My original plan was to keep it simple by gluing some fabric mums to it and placing it in a wreath of silk autumn-colored leaves. However, I ended up buying rhinestone tape and adding it to the pumpkin, which led me to creating a polka dot rhinestone pumpkin with black scrapbook jewels.

White plastic pumpkin decorated with silver sequins and small black polka dots
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To create this polka dot pumpkin, you will need a few supplies:


Close up view of an off-white plastic pumpkin from Michaels
Self-adhesive Sequin tape in silver
close up view of black scrapbook jewels in the package

It's important to have all of your supplies ready before starting your pumpkin project. This will ensure that you have everything you need and won't have to stop in the middle of your crafting to go buy or order more supplies.

White polka dot pumpkin in a white vintage candy dish in front of a lamp draped in black gauze


overhead view of a white plastic pumpkin with silver sequin tape along the creases

To make a polka dot pumpkin, start by selecting a pumpkin of your choice. It can be a white pumpkin, a black pumpkin, a plastic pumpkin or even a chalkboard pumpkin.

Next, attach the self-adhesive rhinestone tape following the natural pattern of the pumpkin creases. You can either do every crease or every other crease.

overhead view of a decorative white pumpkin adorned with sequin tape and black scrapbook

Finally, add a random pattern of the scrapbook jewels/rhinestones to the pumpkin and that's it! You have a very chic polka dot pumpkin that can be displayed throughout the fall.

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    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Ana ~ You have a wonderful week as well.

      hugs, mb

  1. Julia A. Stansel says:

    OMG! Rachel will love that! She loves anything that sparkles. I bought her one of those hot fix crystals guns and several hundred crystals. She has been wanting to try it out on something. I am going to look for a pumpkin today for her to try it out on. Great idea! I would never have thought to put them on a pumpkin. Once again you have inspired!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're so sweet, Julia! I would love to see any pictures of Rachel's creation. I found the pumpkin at Michael's but I have seen them at JoAnn Fabrics as well.

      Have a wonderful, wonderful day ~ you and your awesome family! hugs, mb

  2. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    Oooh...I love all the sparkle. Such an elegant Halloween decoration!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Jenn! I love me some sparkle. ; )

  3. Such a pretty pumpkin! I adore white pumpkins and this little dazzler is no exception 🙂

  4. carolyn ~ homework says:

    This pumpkin is screaming my name!!! I love it. So pretty, elegant and festive!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I wasn't sure what it was saying but now I know it was your name! : ) Thanks so much, Carolyn.

  5. That is too cute! I love the bling. Megan

  6. Nancy at maddalee says:

    Hi Mary Beth! I love this pumpkin idea, it's on the neutral side with a bit of bling and can fit anywhere with different style embellishments. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a good day, Nancy

  7. So glamorous! Love it, MaryBeth!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Roeshel! : )

  8. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks, Anne ~ bling is indeed a very happy thing ; )

  9. Linda@With A Blast says:

    Hopped over from the Pinterest party - pinned your project 🙂 It is gorgeous!

  10. CailinMarie says:

    stopped by Debbie Doo's and saw this on the pintrest board - so wonderful!

  11. I surprised myself by liking this. 😛

    It's pretty, it's fun, it's different! I like it! 😀

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    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks soooo much, Cheryl! Have a wonderful week. hugs, Mary Beth

  13. This is quite striking! I love the idea of using the rhinestones to outline the pumpkin and the random way you added the black details -- pretty!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Lauren! That guilt-free pumpkin chai sounds fabulous ~ hugs, Mary Beth

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, K-Coake! : )

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  15. omg..what an elegantly decorated pumpkin! LOVE IT!

  16. I love it, so pretty! White pumpkins are always my favorite. 🙂 I would love to have you stop by ‘Or so she says…’ today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The ‘Your Great Idea’ link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! https://www.oneshetwoshe.com

    * Also, we’ve got a great giveaway going on with over $500 in prizes!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you for the party invite and for the giveaway heads up ~ I linked and entered! Wonderful prizes by the way. Have a lovely week, Mary Beth

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much and thank you for the Get Social invite!

  17. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    Ooooh, beautiful job, Mary Beth! And i love the lamp in the background as well!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Steph!

  18. thelinkshoppe says:

    LOVE white pumpkins!! Too classy 😉

  19. Linda Leyble says:

    Hi - I love this! What a great idea. It pays to shop even the aisles we don't always go down, huh? I love all the white pumpkin ideas but this blinged-out pumpkin - great idea!

    Thanks for posting!

  20. Carlene @ Organized Clutter says:

    Very cute! I love the rhinestones and polka dots. The black cheesecloth on the lampshade is cool too.

  21. So lovely! White pumpkins are my favorite to decorate! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share, featuring this tomorrow!

  22. Jocie@TheBetterHalf says:

    this pumpkin is just so stinkin' cute. LOVE IT!!
    We just started back up our link parties and we would love if you came and linked up at The Humble Brag. Each week, one lucky featured blogger will get one free week of advertising, which mean thousands of ad views a day! Hope to see you there.

    1. Jocie@TheBetterHalf says:

      Hey, I saw that you linked back to our link party but didn;t see your link. Just wanted to make sure you weren't experiencing any problems. Let me know if you need anything and thanks for linking back. 🙂

  23. Love this. I happen to have a blank white pumpkin that is in need of some gussying up!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Marie ~ gussying up is a very good thing! : ) Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by.

  24. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks so much, Katie!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Meg! Have a wonderful week. hugs, mb

  25. Jessica@designerssweetspot.blogspot.com says:

    I love your pumpkins! I am not much for orange, but I love the white ones! I need to try your cleaning recipes as well. Visiting from the blog tour...thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Jessica ~ I appreciate your sweetness!

      Mary Beth

  26. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says:

    Marybeth, you make the prettiest pumpkins ever...hands down! Can't wait to feature this beauty! Pinning now!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jessica ~ I truly appreciate your kindness!

  27. Just beautiful...I LUV the bling.
    Over from DebbieDoos....

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, bj!

  28. Katherines Corner says:

    bling, bling, craftiness calling. Love it!!!!! Big hugs my friend

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, sweetie! Big hugs to you as well 🙂

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