12 Fun Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

I’ve been waiting for that “special” pumpkin to pop up somewhere this year, and I think I may have just spotted it in the October issue of Chatelaine Magazine. I never thought it would be pink, but this painted pretty pumpkin is definitely a showstopper (photo by Roberto Caruso). Click below for a 10 fun pumpkin decorating ideas.


  • Shade Combos 1 of 12
    Shade Combos
    Pick out colors a few shades apart (like this great example from Chatelaine Magazine.
    Get the instructions at Chatelaine (Photo by Roberto Caruso).
  • Gold Leaf 2 of 12
    Gold Leaf
    Get the metal look with a little gold leaf action.
    Get instructions at Chatelaine (Photo by Roberto Caruso).
  • Angry Tiki Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern 3 of 12
    Angry Tiki Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern
    Spending Halloween in the tropics this season? Try an Angry Tiki Pineapple!
    Image by San Fran Annie.
  • VW Campervan 4 of 12
    VW Campervan
    Get creative and carve out a favorite campervan!
    Image by littleh25.
  • Chalkpaint Pumpkins 5 of 12
    Chalkpaint Pumpkins
    A favorite from last year, chalkpaint pumpkins in pretty muted hues.
    Get the tutorial on Perfectly Imperfect.
  • Easy Access 6 of 12
    Easy Access
    A clever way to slice a pumpkin. Easy to scoop out seeds and you won't burn yourself trying to insert a candle.
    Get the tutorial from Makezine.
  • Black Out 7 of 12
    Black Out
    Make dramatic effects with black paint.
    Get the tutorial from Sweet Paul Magazine.
  • Bakers Twine 8 of 12
    Bakers Twine
    A crafty idea using bakers twine or yarn.
    Get the tutorial from Crafts Unleashed.
  • Pretty in Pink 9 of 12
    Pretty in Pink
    A pretty girly pink would be perfect for Halloween or fall tea party.
    Get the tutorial from Chatelaine (Photo by Roberto Caruso).
  • Natural History 10 of 12
    Natural History
    Bring a little natural history to your fall decor with some decoupage moths.
    Get the tutorial from Country Living.
  • Hometown Pride Pumpkins 11 of 12
    Hometown Pride Pumpkins
    Highlight your home address and state with this fun idea.
    More info at Country Living.
  • Glow-Stick Melon Jack-O-Lanterns 12 of 12
    Glow-Stick Melon Jack-O-Lanterns
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Melons! Instead of candles glow sticks were used... so clever!
    Image via Geek Tyrant.

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