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DIY Pumpkin Painting Tutorials

When it comes to home decorating in the fall and around Halloween time, we’re completely obsessed with the idea of putting pumpkins not just on our porch, but all over our house! There’s just something so classic and comfortable about the idea of setting pumpkins about the place that really gets us feeling the fall spirit. Usually we carve them or leave them whole and natural looking, but lately we’ve been feeling pretty intrigued by the idea of decorating them in other ways. We’re especially interested in how awesome they can look when they’re painted! That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for all kinds of cool pumpkin painting tutorials.

If you’re feeling just as intrigued as we are, if not more, by the idea of doing some pumpkin painting this fall but you can’t help feeling like you could use a little help along the way, here’s a list of 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Glowing fluorescent pumpkins

Glowing fluorescent pumpkins

Putting awesomely decorated pumpkins out on your porch is all well and good until the sun sets and no one can see them in the darkness. That’s why the glow of a jack-o-lantern has always been a classic choice, but we know that not everyone wants to work with sharp knives near their little kids. Instead, we’d encourage you to take a look at how Simple Fun for Kids opted to paint their pumpkins using glow in the dark paint that gives a similar but unique spooky glow to your October porch once the sun sets!

2. Sage green heirloom pumpkins

Sage green heirloom pumpkins

If you’re going to decorate pumpkins for either your home or your porch, would you rather go with look that’s slightly more subtle and suitable to your existing decor scheme, or perhaps just the wider fall season instead of Halloween specifically? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll find these lovely sage green painted pumpkins outlined in simple detail on So Much Better with Age very pleasing indeed.

3. Colour dipped pumpkins

Colour dipped pumpkins

Maybe the pumpkins you purchased are already a nice, light, and quite neutral colour that you appreciate, but you can’t help wondering whether you might add a simple pop of colour to them? Well, you could quite easily just paint one section of the, or you could take a fun leaf out of Sweet C Designs‘ book and do a little bit of paint dipping with their bottom half instead! We love their bright, differently shaded colour blocking effect in the finished product since they made so many.

4. No-carve black, white, and gold pumpkin painting

No carve black, white, and gold pumpkin painting

Perhaps you’re actually feeling quite enthusiastic about the idea of painting your pumpkins and you’re open to trying out all different kinds of patterns and visual textures, but you’d also like to pay more seasonal attention the colour scheme, rather than just choosing the same bright blocked colours you might use all year round? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Gorgeous Crafts painted all kinds of different designs across their pumpkins, all while sticking to a black, white, and gold theme.