13 Chic Painted Pumpkins That You Can Easily Recreate

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Put down the knives and spoons and embellish your pumpkins with paint this year. This is the new-school way of pumpkin decorating – and no, not because it’s “easier”. With paint, there are no limitations on how you can express your fall tastes. DIY pumpkin painting opens up a world of possibilities from colors to textures to styles, some being more difficult to create than others. The outer coating ensures the gourds last far beyond Thanksgiving. Read on to see 13 chic pumpkin painting ideas.


Confetti Dipped

Celebrate the fall season with these fun confetti pumpkins by Studio DIY.

Neon Stems

A Kailo Chic Life put a unique spin on these painted pumpkins by making the colorful stems the focal point.


Metallic Drip

Add a hint of glamour to the room with this metallic pumpkin trio from Taryn Whiteaker.



We love these unique and simple brushstroke pumpkins! Get the tutorial from The Merry Thought.


These black and white pumpkins from Oleander & Palm use stencils to create trendy Southwestern imagery.



Alice & Lois created these indigo marbled pumpkins using nail polish! These stunning gourds look like pieces of fine china.



This project from Lovely Indeed takes only 10 minutes! All you need is a white pumpkin and copper paint pen.


The Merry Thought made these gorgeous constellation pumpkins for Design Sponge with black spray paint and assorted drill bits.



These watercolor pumpkins are pieces of art! Get the steps from Lines Across.



Create a chic and modern display with this tutorial from Bubbly & Bean.


Mod Podge Polka Dots

Okay so this pumpkin’s design isn’t made from paint, but it is made by painting Mod Podge over wrapping paper. Get the instructions from Sincerely Sara D.



These colorful ombre pumpkins from A Kailo Chic Life are so cute! They may look airbrushed, but you can quickly recreate this look with a can of spray paint.


“Leather” Pouf

Be careful where you sit! These pumpkins from Quartz & Leisure resemble leather Moroccan poufs and lend a boho vibe to any room or front porch.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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