9 DIY Painted Pumpkin Tutorials For Halloween

9 diy painted pumpkin tutorials for halloween cover

Who said that Halloween pumpkins should be carved? If carving is too difficult and you don’t want to go in for it, there’s an old nice way to decorate a pumpkin – paint it, such a craft isn’t that difficult, it can fit even a beginner, and your kids can do it, too. Here are some DIY ideas to try on pumpkins.

Are you afraid of the dark? These painted glow-in-the-dark pumpkins are here to help lead the way! In the daytime they look just like adorably spooky painted pumpkins, but once night falls their glow-in-the-dark faces appear! Painting pumpkins doesn’t have to be hard – we used circular foam pouncers as stamps to make the process quick and easy.

DIY glow in the dark pumpkins (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

DIY glow in the dark pumpkins (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

Day of the Dead is something like our Halloween but in Mexico. Its decorations are a fun way to inject some color into the typical black Halloween decor. I love the brightly colored sugar skulls and floral accents that the holiday is known for. Last year I created an entire Day of the Dead mantel but this is my first DIY Day of the Dead pumpkin!

DIY Day of the Dead pumpkin (via www.designimprovised.com)

DIY Day of the Dead pumpkin (via www.designimprovised.com)

Fun teal painted plastic pumpkin to place on your porch this Halloween season. If you are thinking about adding a teal pumpkin to your porch this Halloween, check out this fun weathered teal pumpkin look! We really loved using this technique last year to create our very popular weather plastic pumpkin totem pole! These are easy enough that the kids can help out too!

DIY teal painted pumpkin (via twitchetts.com)

DIY teal painted pumpkin (via twitchetts.com)

Painting pumpkins is a fun way to add some color to your Halloween decor, and since you’re not cutting into them they last so much longer! Today we’re sharing these simple fingerprint art pumpkins – they’re super quick to make and so adorable! If you have little ones that aren’t quite old enough to carve or decorate pumpkins on their own, these thumbprint pumpkins are a great option – just dip their thumbs in paint, stamp all over the pumpkin, and then add the details yourself, or older kids can do this with you.

DIY fingerprint Halloween pumpkins (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

DIY fingerprint Halloween pumpkins (via www.handmadecharlotte.com)

Carving pumpkins is a time-honored Halloween tradition but if you have kids, cutting may be a bit difficult and even dangerous, so you need some kind of non-carving pumkpin project. You can try painting pumkpins but this may be very messy, so this project is a real saving! These pumpkins are painted with chalkboard paint, which gives you an opportunity for endless chalking.

DIY reusable chalkboard pumpkins (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY reusable chalkboard pumpkins (via www.shelterness.com)

Love chalkboard pieces! Do you like them as I do? If you do, then you’ll be excited to make this chalkboard word find pumpkin. This is a unique and creative idea for Halloween, and you can use any words you like.

DIY chalkboard word finding pumpkin (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY chalkboard word finding pumpkin (via www.shelterness.com)

Tired of black for Halloween? No problem, add color! Here’s a gorgeous teal pumpkin with gold sequin decor – such a cute and glam idea for this holiday! The tutorial itself is very easy, and you’ll make it within several minutes.

DIY teal pumpkin with sequins (via squirrellyminds.com)

DIY teal pumpkin with sequins (via squirrellyminds.com)

Have you ever had a chance to watch the night sky away from city lights? If you want the piece of that night sky in your home, pumpkins are the perfect canvas to start with. Create bold galaxy-inspired pumpkins with black paint and various shades of glitter – this is a bold and cool idea for Halloween.

DIY galaxy art pumpkin (via www.42stripes.com)

DIY galaxy art pumpkin (via www.42stripes.com)

Nail polishes are great to add color and glitter to pumpkins, and they are widely used for such crafts. But this tutorial is using crackle nail polish – this way pumpkins look even more original! The second pumpkin here is covered with polka dot nail polish for an eye-catchy look.

DIY nail polish pumpkins (via aweekfromthursday.com)

DIY nail polish pumpkins (via aweekfromthursday.com)