Here is a super fun and easy way to decorate pumpkins this Fall! You don’t have to deal with carving the pumpkin and scooping out all the slimy insides. Plus pumpkins last way longer if you don’t cut into them. Let’s get into the step-by-step instructions to make this cute DIY painted pumpkin.
1. Pick Your Paint Colors
I used bright pink and white acrylic craft paint. You can play around with any colors you like! I prefer to use acrylic craft paint because it goes on thick and smooth. But if you accidentally spill any, it’s pretty easy to clean up.
2. Paint Your Pumpkin Pink
I painted two coats of pink on the entire pumpkin. I actually left a little on the very bottom unpainted, but you can’t tell. 😜
Let the first coat of paint dry completely before applying the second coat of paint.
3. Paint White Ghosts
Pour a little white paint onto a paper plate. Dip the fingerprint side of your thumb into the white paint, then press your thumb onto the pink pumpkin. Repeat dipping your thumb in paint and pressing the paint onto the pumpkin.
This creates cute little ghost shapes all over your pumpkin. You can even drag your thumb down a quarter inch to create a little tail on your ghosts.
4. Draw Faces on the Ghosts
Use a black permanent marker with a relatively fine tip to draw faces on the ghosts. I drew two small circles for the eyes and then a small upside down triangle for the mouth. They look so cute!
Show Off Your Cute DIY Painted Pumpkin!
Isn’t it adorable!? In just four easy steps with minimal supplies, you can have an adorable painted pumpkin to show off this Autumn. Painted pumpkins can last weeks or even months longer than carved pumpkins since they remain intact. And you can really get creative with your designs.