I love fall weddings, they are so cozy and romantic and they give you that warm feeling in your bones because the holidays are on their way. Embrace your unique fall event with this fun and simple DIY Faux Pumpkin Card Box idea! In less than 30 minutes, a faux white pumpkin can be transformed into a chic way to collect your wedding cards. After your event is over, carve or break open the foam shell to reveal special sentiments from your loved ones. If you like this idea, you’ll love our faux pumpkin guest book too!

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!
Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!
Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

SUPPLIES:

  • 13″ White Foam Pumpkin
  • Carving Tools
  • Metallic Sharpie
  • Paint + Brush
  • Nail File
  • Pencil
Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

Draw + Carve

Draw a slot for the cards on the foam pumpkin that is about 7″ long; which will fit the largest greeting card sold. Then carve it out of the foam just like you would a regular pumpkin!

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

Smooth

A nail file is the perfect tool to smooth foam pumpkins; smooth the slot edges.

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

Write

Underneath the slot, write the word “cards”. I traced it with a pencil first and then used a metallic copper Sharpie to finish the design.

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

Paint The Stem

Painting the stem is totally optional but adds a nice touch, I did three thin coats.

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!
Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

Display At Your Reception

Pick up some cute fall decor to match your theme and display this darling “box” at your reception to gather all your special wedding cards. Then look forward to carving it open to get them out!

Learn how to turn a foam pumpkin into the most perfect fall wedding card box!

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // 13″ White Foam Pumpkin: Michaels // Carving Tools: Target // Rose Copper Paint + Brush: Martha Stewart // Copper Metallic Sharpie: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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