Right up until the snow starts to fall in December and the ground freezes up cold enough that we can’t display them anymore, you’ll find us making fantastic pumpkin crafts all autumn long! They’re our absolute favourite seasonal thing and we love getting as much done with them as we can before the season ends for another year. In fact, sometimes we even make pumpkin projects that we’ll keep indoors long into winter just so we can keep enjoying them to the bitter end. That’s why we actually prefer pumpkin painting to pumpkin carving! Leaving the pumpkin whole rather than cutting into it helps it last longer on display without wilting or rotting.
Just in case you’re as in love with pumpkin painting as we are, check out these 15 adorable designs that you can either recreate or use as inspiration to come up with your own painted pumpkin designs!
1. Black shapes with white spots
Halloween might be long over, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll shy completely away from orange and black colour combinations for the entire rest of the year. We actually find black paint on an orange pumpkin quite versatile for the whole season up until you start decorating for Christmas as long as there’s some white in there to visually break things up a little and give things some contrast. We love the way Birshykat painted little while polka dots around the edges of their stripes and circles to get just the effect we mean.
2. Scarecrow pumpkins
If you’re going to paint a pumpkin, are you looking for an idea that really lets you get creative with your paint? We love the idea of getting practice our hand painting and artistic skills in a seasonal way that’ll give us some bonus décor! In that case, we think you might find this fully painted scarecrow pumpkin idea from Pinterest a lot of fun. The bonus is that when you’re done, you get to decorate it with wicker, felt, and a hat too!
3. Polka dotted monogram pumpkins
Did you like the idea of black and white colour schemes and polka dots in your painted design but you’d rather personalize your pumpkin a little bit rather than just featuring colour blocked shapes? Then we’d suggest taking a look at this cute painted monogram idea from Amanda Jane Brown! We like that this idea gives you free license to practice either working with stencils or perfecting your freehand lettering.
4. Rainbow dotted patterns
Are you still quite intrigued by the idea of polka dots and dotted patterns but you’d rather get a little more creative with your colours and designs than just blocked out shapes and black and white colour schemes? Then we have a feeling this polka dotted rainbow swirling idea from Many Makings will appeal to you a little more! We love the way they created freehand patterns with a dotting paintbrush technique and added big rhinestones in the middle for a little extra sparkle.