Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall Entryway and Decor

When it comes to decorating for Halloween I’m definitely all about a simpler more modern look lately. Mixing everyday home decor with festive Halloween-inspired DIY decor items and ready-made decor is my favorite way to decorate. This Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall and Entryway is a fun way to incorporate both.

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When you’re decorating for holidays it can be an extension of your everyday home decor, or you can completely change up the whole look and go all out. I definitely prefer having my holiday decor just be an extension of my everyday decor. With our home being small it makes it more practical and it’s a lot easier to store smaller amounts of holiday decor.

Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall Entryway and DecorWhen considering holiday decor for my entryway I typically start with my wall decor. I’m taking my black-framed gallery wall and making a few slight changes for Halloween. When Halloween is over I can either transition into Christmas decor or put family photos or art prints back in the frames from our everyday decor.

To add some dimension to this Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall I created these DIY Faux Plaster Pumpkins with just a few quick supplies from my local craft store. Let me show you just how easy they were to make.

Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall and DecorSupplies:

If you can’t find the styrofoam pumpkins online be sure to check your local craft stores in the holiday craft section. For this gallery wall, I grabbed two foam pumpkins since I was cutting them in half to create the 4 pumpkins for my frames.


Use the FloraCraft Foam Knife to cut the entire foam pumpkin in half. It’s optional if you want to keep the stem or remove it, it will look great both ways on your gallery wall.

DIY Faux Pumpkin Wall Decor - Take Plain Foam Pumpkins, Cut Them In Half to Create a Unique Gallery Wall.

I wanted to give the foam pumpkins a faux plaster look. To accomplish this I used FloraCrafts Smooth Finish. It basically takes any styrofoam item and creates a smooth texture over the whole surface and even makes it easier to paint.


Applying the Smooth Finish product just use my fingers to apply a thin coat of smooth finish over the entire front surface of the foam pumpkin. It doesn’t need to be perfect since you’ll sand it out at the end. Let the first layer of smooth finish dry, you will know when it’s dry to the touch. Apply a second layer of smooth finish and repeat the drying time. If you feel it needs a third layer you can go ahead and do that. I only needed to do two coat on my pumpkins.

DIY Faux Pumpkin Wall Decor - Coat Foam Pumpkins with Smooth Finish and Sand Smooth for a Chalky Plaster Like Finish.

DIY Faux Pumpkin Wall Decor - Coat Foam Pumpkins with Smooth Finish to Create a Plaster Pumpkin LookOnce the foam pumpkin is completely dry you can use a fine-grit sandpaper to gently smooth out the pumpkin’s finish. It doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth, I like to leave just a little bit of texture.

Note:  You’ll want to sand this outside, it will create a lot of dust.

When you’re done sanding, you can paint your pumpkin with two coats of white acrylic craft paint and a foam brush. Feel free to paint your pumpkins to match your home decor if white isn’t your thing. Be sure to let the first coat of paint dry before applying the second coat. Paint those foam stems too!


When the DIY Faux Plaster Pumpkins are dry and ready you can use a toothpick to adhere the stems back into the tops of the pumpkin halves. If you need any type of glue to adhere them back on you can use a low-temp glue gun.

I attached my pumpkins to the wall using heavy duty removable double sided tape, or command strips. You can find links to those products in the supply list.

DIY Simple Black & White Faux Pumpkin Halloween Wall DecorWHERE CAN I GET THE ART FOR THE GALLERY WALL

When I was planning my Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall I knew I would need some cute art for the frames where I didn’t have faux pumpkins. I created some simple prints on my computer and had them printed to fit inside the 11 x 14 Black Floating Frames. I then hung the DIY Faux Plaster Pumpkin Decor in empty frames that I removed the glass from. If mixing and matching isn’t your thing you can fill all the frames with your faux plaster pumpkins.

Simple and Modern Black & White Halloween Gallery Wall

Simple and Modern Black & White Pumpkin Halloween Gallery Wall IdeaTo complete my Black & White Simple Halloween Entryway Decor I paired it with some cute holiday decor, pulling in small pops of the orange to accent all of my neutral wall decor. Just remember, there are no rules when it comes to holiday decorating as far as color goes! So if the traditional color palettes you see in stores are your thing, make it your own! For me it’s typically a base of neutral colors and if I’m adding color to my decor it’s as an accent.

Black & White Simple and Modern Halloween Faux Pumpkin Gallery Wall DecorI kept my tabletop decor simple. A wood bowl filled with pumpkins and textured yarn ball garland. More pumpkins in varying heights that light up to add warmth at night, and let’s not forget my cute spider tea light candle holder.

Cute Pumpkin Halloween Decor from Joann Fabric and Craft StoresIf you’re looking for even more Black & White Halloween Decor Ideas or easy Halloween DIY’s be sure to check out these post…

Easy Halloween Decor from Joann Fabric and Craft StoresSimple Black & White Halloween Decor - Grab a decorative wood bowl and fill it with cute pumpkins and a textured garland.

Simple Black & White Gallery Wall Halloween DecorTo complete your entryway space you can add baskets with throw blankets, a chair along side with a fun pillow, even more pumpkins…there are lots of options.

This Black & White Simple Halloween Pumpkin Gallery Wall Entryway and Decor turned out so cute! I love how it looks, and it was pretty easy to put together.

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