Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch


Welcome to September’s Thrifty Style Team episode! To be completely transparent, I almost didn’t do this “Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch” idea because I thought it might look ridiculous. Well, I was very wrong. I simply couldn’t get over how cute it turned out, and I actually had my entire family come out to see it immediately at night time just to show them how cool their mom/wife was 😆. They were pretty impressed, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we are.


Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patches

Do you love pumpkin patches as much as I do? We usually get to see many of them on our way out to the cider mill every fall. It’s kind of like when you see cows…you just gotta say, “Look, there’s a pumpkin patch 😲!!” Those orange babies really stand out amongst the green vines, and it’s spectacular.

Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

That’s exactly what I wanted this “Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch” to do…stand out, and actually look like the pumpkin patches we see in beautiful rural Michigan. I think the fairy lights really make it pop, don’t you? What do you think about the “Creeping Jenny” vines? Have you ever tried it in your garden before?

Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

Believe it or not, when I ordered 2 of these Creeping Jenny hanging plants late spring, I didn’t realize they were perennials. I added them to our white planter boxes not knowing I could plant them in the garden, and just thinking they would be fun to watch “creep”. I am so excited to spread them out in our front rocks and watch Jenny creep around…

Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

How to Create Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

So, to make this little Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch, all I had to do was order a few faux mini pumpkins, and fairy lights, which I already had on hand. Both sources are below.

I simply spread the fairy lights all over the Creeping Jenny which was actually still in a hanging pot container (I removed the hanger part). That’s why the “patch” seems like it is elevated.

Then I spread the mini pumpkins all over the lights and “Jenny” trying to make it look like a legit pumpkin patch.

NOTE: When pumpkins grown in a real pumpkin patch, they usually end up on their side, or even upside down. I tried to portray that here.

Ahhh…I just love it.

Mini DIY Pumpkin Patch

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16 Responses

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  3. Michelle says:

    This is too cute Julie! I’ve never seen anything quite like it before so I’m betting it will be a trendsetter!

  4. Ivory says:

    I love the look of your pumpkins placed amongst the creeping jenny. Just an FYI, my neighbor had this plant, and made the mistake of planting it in her yard next to her home. They took over. Running up the walls of her home. they did bad stuff. I know you did not ask, but i would keep them in your fab pot, to keep them contained. I knew you would have something fabulous for Thanksgiving. I still cannot get over your skeletons sitting around the firepit.

  5. CINDY LONG says:

    Super cute pumpkin patch Julie! It looks like “Jenny” approves 😉

  6. This is so stinkin’ adorable and creeping Jenny is one of my very favourite plants!

  7. Robert Urtel says:

    Looks GREAT Good Teacher Project, if we were in School that is, love to all, Dad in NY.

  8. What a cute project for fall! A pumpkin patch is an iconic fall sight and now you have your own right on your front porch. I didn’t know that Creeping Jenny is a perennial. I’ve always thrown mine in the compost pile at the end of the growing season. Now I know that I can keep it indoors and enjoy it in a pot the next year.

  9. This is seriously the sweetest lil’ pumpkin patch ever, Julie! You’re always so clever. Love it.

  10. Mary Beth says:

    This is so pretty and magical, Julie! I really love it. I don’t have any creeping Jenny but I do have some other creepers in pots so I may give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  12. Kelly says:

    I love creeping Jenny! Your pumpkin patch turned out just darling. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Happy Fall!

  13. Jane says:

    I would never have thought to turn creeping jenny into a pumpkin patch! It’s just adorable by your front door with the fairy lights mixed in!

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