8 Unique Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

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It’s pumpkin season! Every year I go a little crazy buying tons of pumpkins, gourds, and mini pumpkins to decorate my apartment with. I usually leave them au naturale but this year I wanted to do something a little more fun. I found a ton of different pumpkin decorating ideas on Pinterest and decided to try a few of them. I couldn’t pick just one, so I chose eight different ideas to share with you guys!

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Confetti Pumpkins

Via Subtle Revelry.

This confetti pumpkin is so cute! I love the pops of pastel colors against the white background. It reminds me of funfetti cake. Yum!

Materials: office brads, white Krylon spray paint

Directions:

-Wipe off any dirt or gunk sticking to your pumpkin. (I skipped this, big mistake!)

-Prep a space for spray paint with cardboard or newspaper. Spraying outside or in a ventilated space is always best. Even better if you have a mask to protect yourself from the fumes!

-Spray the first coat on your pumpkin. Let it dry, then spray again a 2nd and/or 3rd time until you’re happy with the coverage.

-After your pumpkin has dried you can go crazy with the brads!

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Minimalist Message Pumpkins

I love the spooky messages on these mini pumpkins! I used gray spray paint for the background and black pen for the writing. This DIY would also look cute with white or black spray paint for the background and white or grey writing instead.

Materials: gray Krylon spray paint, black or white Pentouch pen.

Directions:

-Wipe off any dirt or gunk sticking to your pumpkin.

-Prep a space for spray paint with cardboard or newspaper.

-Spray 2-3 coats of paint until you are happy with the results.

-After your pumpkin has dried, write your message with the paint pen! (Make sure the pumpkin is completely dry or the paint pen won’t stick properly.)

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Gold Geometric Pumpkins

Via Lovely Indeed

This DIY is a simple way to glam up your pumpkin. I love the contrast of the gold geometric shapes on a pretty white mini pumpkin! I think one section of shapes looks awesome, but you could also do multiple sections or the whole pumpkin.

Materials: All you need for this DIY is a gold Pentouch pen and a white pumpkin!

Directions:

-Wipe off any gunk or dirt on your pumpkin.

-Freehand geometric triangles or shapes with a Pentouch gold pen. Be careful not to press down to hard with the pen or it may leak!

-Allow to dry.

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Gold Stripe Pumpkins

Another simple way to glam up your white pumpkins. I ended up placing these pumpkins on one of my night stands and the gold geometric pumpkins on another because they looked great together!

Materials: All you need for this DIY is a Pentouch Gold Pen and a white pumpkin!

Directions:

-Wipe off any gunk or dirt on your pumpkin.

-Use a Pentouch gold pen to draw stripes down the creases of your pumpkins. You can also make stripes down the rounded sections but this was easiest for me!

-Allow to dry.

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Donut Pumpkins

Via Studio DIY

I thought turning pumpkins into doughnuts was a clever idea! Mini pumpkins are the perfect shape to pass off as doughnuts. Tip: paint the base of your pumpkin’s stem and the stem brown to make it look like the “center” of your pumpkin. I forgot this step! 😉

Materials: Acrylic paint in your favorite colors, paint brushes mini pumpkins.

Directions: 

-Wipe off any gunk or dirt on your pumpkin.

-Paint the bottom half of your pumpkin with brown acrylic paint for the dough.

-Flip the pumpkin on its side to allow the bottom half to dry.

-Paint the top half of your pumpkin with whatever color you have chosen for the frosting.

-Once the “frosting” has dried, you can paint sprinkles on! I painted small lines for my sprinkles.

-If you choose too, you can paint the base of your pumpkin’s stem and the stem brown to represent the doughnut hole.

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Painted Mini Pumpkins

Via: Lovely Indeed

These painted mini pumpkins are super easy to make! All you need is Krylon spray paint. I used pink and blue Krylon spray paint for mine. The pink spray paint was very smooth and covered the pumpkin well but the blue spray paint turned out to be really bubbly! I still like the way it turned out though.

Materials: Krylon spray paint, mini pumpkins.

Directions:

-Wipe any gunk or dirt off your pumpkin.

-Prep a space for spray paint with cardboard or newspaper.

-Spray 2-3 coats of paint until you are happy with the results.

-Allow to dry.

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Gold & Neon Pumpkins

Via For the Makers

These gold & neon pumpkins are so cool looking! I thought they looked a little tricky to make but this is actually a super easy DIY. The splattered paint is a really cool effect.

Materials: Gold spray paint, colored spray paint, pumpkins.

Directions:

-Wipe off any gunk or dirt on your pumpkin.

-Prep a space for spray paint with cardboard or newspaper.

-Coat your pumpkins in a layer of gold spray paint. You may want to do a second layer.

-After the gold spray paint has dried, spray the color you have chosen in a diagonal motion in sections of your pumpkin.

-I sprayed a little more gold spray paint over the color patches to make them look a little more blended.

-Allow to dry.

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“Pun”kins

Via Studio DIY

I thought these “pun”kins were so clever and sassy when I stumbled across them on Pinterest! A whole group of them would look really cool on your door step. I made two “pun”kins to place around my apartment.

Materials: Colored spray paint, Pentouch black pen.

Directions:

-Wipe off any gunk or dirt on your pumpkin.

-Spray paint your pumpkin in the color you have chosen. You may want to do a second or third layer.

-Allow to dry.

-Make sure your pumpkin is very dry before you hand write your puns.

Tip: If you don’t love your own hand writing, you can layout your puns on your laptop and print them off on temporary tattoo paper for a really clean look.

I hope you enjoyed these pumpkin decorating ideas. I’d love to hear which ones were your favorites in the comments down below!

Also, you can watch tutorials on these pumpkins on my YouTube channel:

  1. OMG! These are such great ideas to decorate pumpkins. I love that all of these styles could fit in with whatever decor you got going on. I love the confetti, gold stripe and gold geometric ones. I’m going to try those. Thanks so much for sharing – Great Post!

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