office supply pumpkins – A Subtle Revelry

office supply pumpkins

Pushin Pumpkins

Confetti pumpkin decorated with office brads

Creating pretty pumpkins without a carving knife isn’t hard with a few office supplies at hand. We used paper brads and pushpins to create these kid friendly, office ready pumpkins at a moments notice. They are festive,  and can be made in five minutes flat – for a very confetti filled Hallow’s Eve.

Paper brad pumpkin decorations

DIY confetti pumpkin with colorful brads

Make the pushpin pumpkins, but pushing simple cork board pins into each pumpkin; the confetti brad pumpkins are made just the same. The ends of paper brads have just the right point to get through the tough skin of the pumpkin. Produce custom designs – or random sets of color for party ready pumpkins.

Gold Confetti Pumpkin With Office Brads

Office Supply PUmpkins

Gold brads grow the design up a bit, while keeping a fun and festive feel. They’re much easier to work with then knives, drills, and nails. Who knew the office supplies could produce so much fun this fall?

PS. You might also like our Paperclip Garland when facing that all-too-familiar situation where the only thing you have to decorate with are the office supplies on hand!


  1. brittney

    11 October

    Those gold pins are awesome. Love it.

  2. Momprojects

    11 October

    These are really cute! I love the use of colorful brads, good thinking! I pinned this one :)

  3. Linda L

    11 October

    Push pins are kid friendly?!? Really??

    • Victoria

      11 October

      Linda, my 4 year olds do pretty great with the push pins. But for the younger crowd – the brads are perfect. Unless they are still in the “put-everything-in-my-mouth-phase” Then you should probably pass on them helping:)

    • Karen

      7 October

      Linda, I agree. The presence of pins or bright brads may be too tempting for some kids. I would not have one in my house, if any small children were around. Very cute. Kid friendly, maybe because of the ease of decorating, but utterly dangerous. Ask any ER nurse or daycare person/teacher their opinion.

  4. This is such a brilliant idea!!!

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  6. Aleah and Nick

    12 October

    That confetti pumpkin is just too awesome!

  7. admirer

    12 October

    oh my heaven, this is absolutely stunning idea, especially love the golden accent ::::-) :) :) :)

  8. Aldara

    14 October

    This is a great, great idea! The one with the golden pins look so fancy! It is a catwalk pumpkin!
    cheers

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  13. jamie@kreyv

    16 October

    These are a-freaking-dorable! I’m sharing them on my [in five] series tomorrow. I’ll make sure to link back to your post!

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  36. Karen

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    Cute, but kid friendly? The dangers are obvious with push pins, but any small , colorful or bright object may wind up in a chid’s mouth. This is too risky. Even if you do the project alone, you will have to costly monitor the studded pumpkin when any child is around. They just might pluck one of those brads out and put it in their mouth

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