6 Creative Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

Happy October! This month, we are in full fall swing. Are you decorating your home for Halloween? Maybe preparing for trick or treaters this month?

There are so many inspiring DIY projects to take on this month to help you get in a festive mood!

It wouldn’t be October without a few pumpkins! Decorating them can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the fall season, especially leading up to Halloween! Go ahead and snag a few from your local gardening center or home improvement store. There are numerous ways to decorate pumpkins, ranging from traditional carving to more modern and artistic techniques.

Here a few ideas for this season

6 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins (Real or Fake)

1. Classic Pumpkin Carving

Choose from any design! Most stores offer various kits with different designs and tools. You can even freehand and create your own design! Try using different carving techniques like etching, scraping, or shaving to create varying levels of depth and texture.

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2. Painted Pumpkins

Traditional painting allows for intricate and detailed designs. You can use acrylic paints, watercolors, or spray paint.

Create themed pumpkins like galaxy pumpkins, animal print designs, or traditional Halloween motifs like ghosts.

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3. Glitter

Okay so a little messy but worth it! Purple, black, gold….the color options are endless! Glitter is also pretty cheap and won’t require any carving! Apply glue in patterns or designs on your pumpkin and sprinkle glitter over it.

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3. Foil

Another no carve option making this option relatively easy! Use foil sheets for a metallic look.

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4. Mosaic

Use broken glass, mirror for a disco look, ceramic tiles, or colored stones to create a mosaic pattern on your pumpkin’s surface. This technique can be time-consuming but results in a beautiful, textured finish.

5. Lights and Candles

Illuminate your pumpkins! The easiest way to do this is with a drill. Create a pattern and mark your holes with a permanent marker. Use a drill to create the holes – be sure they are large and / or numerous so the light can shine through! Place LED lights or string lights inside to create a warm and inviting glow.

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6. Bedazzled Pumpkins

Add a little bling! Buy a variety pack of fake gems and add a little sparkle to your pumpkins!

Remember to seal your decorated pumpkins with a clear varnish or sealer to help preserve your designs and extend their lifespan. Additionally, always consider safety when using candles or open flames inside pumpkins.

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