Cut down your pool noodle to the desired height of your artificial pumpkin. For narrow and smaller pumpkins, you can use one length of foam, but you can also hot glue larger groupings of equal-length pieces to create more rotund pumpkins. Use longer lengths for taller pumpkins, and shorter for minis. Tuck the fabric into the end of the pull noodle or tie it off on top. Glue the wooden piece in the center top to form the stem, then add twine, raffia, or ribbon for decoration.
You can complete this hack with your favorite fall fabric that fits your fall decorating aesthetic. TikTok user @averagebutinspired uses a cozy orange plaid, but you can use burlap, white gauze, flannel, or velvet for a more luxurious touch. These inexpensive DIY pumpkins are perfect for your mantle or Thanksgiving table centerpiece in a grouping of various sizes. Small ones also make perfect place card holders for autumnal dinner gatherings.