Easy button pumpkin craft ideas

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Easy Button Pumpkin Crafts

We love getting crafty with our kids and with Halloween right around the corner, the pumpkin crafts are on overload. Creating an easy button pumpkin craft  — and using a little glue! — is fun for kids of all ages in fall. Even the littlest of hands can help create these projects and the finished products are sure to be cute as a button.

Easy Burlap Pumpkin Crafts

Framed pumpkin on burlap

There is no denying that burlap is “in” right now. From home decor to crafting, we see it just about everywhere! The good news? It is affordable and pretty easy to work with. It quickly adds texture to any space and automatically gives your fall decor that shabby chic look.

Easy Burlap Pumpkin Craft Ideas

1. Burlap
2. Assortment of orange and brown buttons
3. Craft glue
4. Marker
5. 8×10 frame for displaying finished project


1. Cut burlap to fit frame, leaving an extra inch on all sides. (For an 8×10 frame, cut the burlap to be 9×11.)
2. Using a dark marker, roughly sketch an outline of a pumpkin.
3. Begin gluing buttons down to fill in the pumpkin. Don’t worry about glue showing… it will dry clear! (Note: Glue will seep through the tiny holes of the burlap, so be sure to use something as a backing under your burlap to prevent damage to furniture and table top surfaces.)
4. Allow glue to dry completely.
5. Remove glass from frame. Stretch and secure the burlap onto the frame backing using tape to keep it tight.

Easy Pumpkin Halloween Cards

Button pumpkin cards

We decided to put the leftover orange buttons to good use and create another easy pumpkin craft! This time, we helped the kids make sweet little cards that would be perfect to give teachers, friends, bus drivers and coaches. They absolutely loved this project!


1. Card stock
2. Orange buttons
3. Ribbon… green for grass, if you have it.
4. Craft glue
5. Markers

1. Cut card stock to the desired size.
2. Glue a strip of ribbon to the bottom of the card as the “grass.”
3. Glue an assortment of orange buttons above the ribbon to create the pumpkins.
4. After the glue has dried, add details like stems, leaves and special messages using markers.

What kinds of cute crafts are you planning with your little ones this fall?

Meet the Author | Carrie Beth & Jen

Carrie Beth and Jen are both 30-something mothers and wives, who happen to be best friends. They both love all things preppy, southern, and just plain pretty. Between the two of them, they have 5 precious little ones and constantly have a text conversation going on about the day-to-day of their lives and the crazy adventure that is motherhood. Whether it's trying to keep up with current fashion trends, finally getting around to that DIY project, or just dealing with everyday life with kids, it always keeps them laughing and it's always real life. They share their ideas and stories on their blog, The Magnolia Mamas.

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