15 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

September 30th, 2013 posted by Vicki O'Dell

15 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

Fall is here! And what better way to celebrate than to decorate pumpkins? Whether you carve them, paint them or cover them in writing or paper, the Internet is brimming with ideas to help you celebrate the season and decorate your home in a way that’s perfect for you. Here are some of our favorite projects from around the web.


Silly Pumpkins from Alpha Mom

Do you have little people who can’t wait until Halloween for pumpkin decorating? This one gets extra mileage from living a couple of weeks decorated with a mask before actually carving into it.


Mr and Mrs Potato Head Pumpkins from Frugal Life Project

You probably already have the Mr and Mr Potato head pieces. Add a few holes with a drill and let the little ones decorate over and over again.


Thankful Pumpkin Tradition from One Artsy Mama

What a wonderful way to remember how many things there are to be thankful for.

Rhinestone Pumpkin

Rhinestone Pumpkin from The Creative Goddess

Bling is big. Even on pumpkins.


Embroider Your Pumpkin from Design Editor

Embroidery and pumpkins. What a fabulous combination!

Pretty Jeweled Pumpkins
Pretty Jeweled Pumpkins from Glorious Treats

Glamorous pumpkins for those with a little more upscale taste.

Starry Night Pumpkin Painting Tutorial
Starry Night Pumpkin Painting Tutorial from The Swell Life

Fine art and pumpkins meet in this gorgeous project.
Pumpkin Painting

Pumpkin Painting from Pearl and Earl’s Good-Time Vintage Blog

This vintage spooky and funny face is a charmer!

Mr. Top Hat Pumpkin Tutorial

Mr Top Hat Pumpkin Tutorial from Sew Country Chick

A dashing pumpkin in a top hat.

Painted Owl Pumpkins

Painted Owl Pumpkins from Alisa  Burke

Pumpkins created the way only Alisa Burke can.

Halloween Jack-O’-Totem Topiary

Halloween Jack-O’-Totem Topiary from Stylish Eve

Why decorate one pumpkin when you can decorate – and stack – three of them?

Candy Corn Chevron Pumpkin DIY
Candy Corn Chevron Pumpkin from The Swell Life

The ever popular chevron meets candy corn meets pumpkin.

Messy Pumpkin Tutorial

Messy Pumpkin Tutorial from Alisa Burke

Who says pumpkin decorating needs to be precise?

how to make a beautiful pumpkin centerpiece

How to Make a Beautiful Pumpkin Centerpiece  from Gwen Moss

Sometimes decorating IN the pumpkin is beautiful too.


Liberace Pumpkins from Aunt Peaches

A love of Liberace and all things shiny and sparkly.

Pumpkins can be real vegetables, paper mache, or plastic. They can be painted, carved, covered and filled. It’s amazing how such a humble form can turn into a springboard for creativity.

Will you be decorating pumpkins this year?

Vicki O'Dell (5 Posts)

Vicki O'Dell is a freelance writer and designer. She has owned floral design and interior design businesses and has worked in television for HGTV, The DIY Network, PBS and more. She currently writes and works from her studio in NE Ohio and blogs at vickiodell.com a daily creative lifestyle blog where she shares craft and home decor projects as well as recipes, inspiration and her own brand of Creative Goddess wisdom.

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