Carving pumpkins pumpkins for Halloween is a favourite fall past time, but it’s not the only pumpkin decorating technique by any means. For folks who’d rather keep the DIY and decorating process a little easier (and much, much cleaner!), these cute painted pumpkin ideas are sure to fit the bill. Whether you’re using acrylic or spray paint, these DIY pumpkin ideas — including eye-catching neon shades, floral embellishments, and more — will give your fall decor an unexpected twist this year. Plus, for those fun mini pumpkins or gourds that are too small to carve, painting is an easy option to get extra creative.
Here you’ll find creative inspiration for your fleet of pumpkins this year, whether you’re looking to scare the whole neighborhood or just give your trick-or-treaters a giggle. You can even take your pumpkin-painting skills to the next level by adding craft supplies like paper, appliques, glitter, stickers, and more! There’s basically no end to your creative limits when it comes to painting pumpkins, and and another bonus, these will last on your front porch much, much longer than their carved counterparts. Prepare for your Halloween decorations to be the envy of your entire block, all season long.
It is that time of the year again when fall brings along with it many amazing hues and also ushers in the first frenzy of a wonderful festive season that stretches into winter. And as always, it is Halloween that kicks it all off with a hint of spook, some tacky motifs, and parties that are filled with everything ranging from scary to plain weird. While the kids in the house start dreaming about candy, for adults, the first few weeks of are all about getting the home ready for Halloween. We start this year’s stream of inspiration in the most cheerful possible manner with gorgeous painted pumpkins.
Painted pumpkins are probably one of the easiest ways to give your home a fall / Halloween-inspired look without going over the top. Since most of these cool DIY creations involve nothing more than pumpkins and paint, the task becomes even simpler. Add to this the fact that you do not need the knife skills that pumpkin carving demands, and this is definitely the ‘go to’ option for most of us. The 25 fabulous, colorful and trendy pumpkin painting inspirations on display today should get you started in the right direction.
Painted Halloween Pumpkins
We unsurprisingly start off with a collection of pumpkin painting ideas that are perfect for Halloween. Involving motifs that range from spider webs and witches to bats and flying brooms, there is plenty to choose from here. While it might seem a touch too complicated, all you need is a pumpkin, a stencil of your favourite Halloween motif and some paint to get started. Obviously, black and orange are the two most popular colors here (once again, barely a surprise), but you can also work with white gold and that deep blue borrowed from images of haunting castles and graveyards… Time to get eerie with decorating!
Quirky and Cute Pumpkin Painting Ideas
We do like decorating that explores the lighter side of things and moves away from the usual fall and Halloween designs. If you feel the same way, the inspirations below will surely delight you and inspire you to try out some of these cool DIY pumpkin painting ideas as well. One of our absolute favourite is the DIY Pun-Kins idea that is sure to put a big smile on the face of all your guests. For those with a little princess around, the design inspired by Disney’s Frozen is a great choice. From Minion pumpkins to delightful sharpie owls, it is only your imagination that limits you with pumpkin painting.
Easy-to-Craft Painted Pumpkins
Don’t have time for all those elaborate pumpkin painting crafts? You need not feel left out, as we totally understand the pressures of daily life and its constant rush. The easy pumpkin painting ideas below involve nothing more than just paint, some confetti, glittering crafting paper and few additional decorations (for those who choose to go down that route). A paint-dipped look for pumpkins is definitely a hot trend that is super easy to pull off, while a design like the polka dot pumpkin takes very little effort and time. Just give it a try before you start thinking about buying Halloween decorations this year, and you will soon be hooked.