Pumpkin Painting: Beautiful and Creative Fall Decoration Ideas for Your Home and Garden!
As soon as fall begins, we start thinking about how to decorate our home and garden with pumpkins. There’s certainly nothing wrong with using traditional jack-o’-lanterns or plain orange pumpkins this year, but the possibilities for creative use of pumpkins are virtually endless. So how can you paint your pumpkins?
We’ve rounded up some of the best pumpkin painting ideas you can try this fall, from spooky skeletons to bright and funny pumpkin faces.
Table of Contents
- Pumpkin Painting – DIY Projects for Adults and Children
- DIY Fall Decorations – Pumpkins with Leaves
- Striped Black and White Pumpkin
- Skeleton Pumpkin for Halloween
- Tiny Pumpkins in All Colors Make Beautiful Fall Decorations
- Pumpkin Painting: Cool Pumpkin with Face Mask
- Create Green Caterpillars with a Few Pumpkins
- Idea for Homemade Pineapple Decoration
- Draw Funny Faces
- Black Cat Face
- Cute Pumpkin Painting Ideas
- Decorate Pumpkins with Flowers
- Decorate the House Entrance with Pumpkins
- Pumpkin Ghosts for Halloween
- Metallic Colors Are Also Trendy
Pumpkin Painting – DIY Projects for Adults and Children
Carved pumpkins are fun, but they can be messy and even dangerous for children, so they’re not always the best choice Painted pumpkins are a more durable and kid-friendly project than carved ones. The only hard part about the idea of not carving pumpkins is figuring out something to paint them with.
Think spooky elements like spider webs, floating ghosts, and flying bats, or cute elements like pastel faces, beautiful rainbows, and glittery pumpkins. Get inspired by cartoons, choose a simple striped pattern or go for a bold, metallic color.
Get a few pumpkins, whether they are large or small, spray paint, acrylic paint, and a few brushes. Before you start painting the pumpkin, you should wash it thoroughly with soapy water and let it dry.
DIY Fall Decorations – Pumpkins with Leaves
Fill a wheelbarrow with pumpkins and paint or decorate them with a leaf pattern to welcome guests. Add a bunch of pumpkins in different sizes and colors to complete the arrangement without doing more work. Leaves and flowers can be cut out of new or old wrapping paper or wallpaper and used for decoupage.
Using a leaf-shaped stencil, paint fall colors onto white, green, or blue pumpkins to look like leaves. After the paint dries, you can add other features to the leaves by painting them with a white pen.
Striped Black and White Pumpkin
Black and white stripes are classic and easy to create. First paint your pumpkin with white paint and let it dry completely. Paint the vertical stripes as thick or thin as you like, following the pumpkin’s natural grooves. You can always go back and fill in the gaps with more strips until you find a pattern you like.
Skeleton Pumpkin for Halloween
Craft a skeleton from two pumpkins stacked together (one wide for the head and one round for the body) for a spooky display. Spray paint the pumpkins white, then use black marker to draw ovals and circles for the skeleton’s eyes and mouth. The stem of the bottom pumpkin must be cut off before stacking.
Tiny Pumpkins in All Colors Make Beautiful Fall Decorations
Small, white pumpkins are ideal if you want to play with different colors. You’ll need a lighter and a darker version of the same shade for each pumpkin. Use the pumpkin’s grooves as a stencil for your artwork.
Pumpkin Painting: Cool Pumpkin with Face Mask
Find a perfectly spherical pumpkin and treat it like a king. Design a face mask with green or teal color, leaving openings for the eyes, nose and mouth. Once the pumpkin’s face is dry, place a shower cap over its “head” and secure it with pins. The cucumber eyes complete the look.
Create Green Caterpillars with a Few Pumpkins
It takes a lot of work, but these cute pumpkins are decorated to resemble a caterpillar. Paint the pumpkins with green paint and the stems with black paint. The body can be decorated with felt glue dots, while the head can be decorated with googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennae. You can use the painted pumpkins to create a creepy, crawly S-shape.
Idea for Homemade Pineapple Decoration
Spray paint a pumpkin with yellow paint and draw details with a black marker to create this pineapple-inspired pumpkin. Add some glitter foam pineapple leaves and some store-bought eye stickers.
Draw Funny Faces
Use your imagination for pumpkin painting. You can dress up your pumpkins to give them personality.
Black Cat Face
Make a black cat face with painter’s tape and glue it to an orange pumpkin. Once dry, peel off the stencils to reveal an adorable kitty.
Cute Pumpkin Painting Ideas
These cute ghosts can be made in no time. Just get a few pumpkins and decorate the faces with acrylic paint: you can give them a scary or cute look.
Decorate Pumpkins with Flowers
Pretty pumpkins should simply be crowned with flowers. To make a wreath, you need to shape some floral wire. Remove excess stems from flowers, leaving 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters), and use wire to secure the stems and foliage. Place the wreath on your hand-painted pumpkin and admire it all season long. If you choose real flowers, you can extend their lifespan by misting them with water every now and then, but even if they dry out, they will still look great.
Decorate the House Entrance with Pumpkins
You can decorate your house entrance with pumpkins. Just paint your house number on it.