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[pumpkin ideas]25 Easy Painted Pumpkin Ideas That Are Cuter Than Any Jack-o’-Lantern


<p>Pumpkin season is here at last, and that’s a fact we’re <em>very</em> happy about. But if the first thing that comes to mind when you think about <a rel=pumpkin crafts is a traditionally carved Jack-o’-lantern, think again. Those traditional designs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outdoor Halloween decorations.

This year, grab a paintbrush and get ready to think outside the box with our best pumpkin painting ideas. Whether you’re hoping to upgrade your fall porch décor, decorate for an upcoming Halloween party, or simply partake in a creative Halloween craft to get in the spirit of the season, you’ll find something here that fits the bill. Watch Ree’s beloved floral patterns come to life on a series of sophisticated-looking pumpkins, or opt for something guaranteed to make you smile, like a pumpkin painted to look like an ice cream cone or sprinkle doughnut.

Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong if you’re having fun. And besides, your pumpkin carving kit deserves a night off!

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<p>Utilize craft paint and a few leaf-and-flower stencils to recreate one of these gorgeous, nature-inspired pumpkins. Just tape your stencils to an all-white pumpkin, grab a paintbrush, and dab on the paint.</p>
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<p>Use painter’s tape to outline one thick horizontal stripe or multiple vertical stripes on your pumpkin. Next, tape floral stencils to those areas, and use craft paint to fill in the spaces.</p>

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<p>A monogrammed gourd has so many uses: You can spell out the first initials of your family members, display your house number, or even write a short word, like “BOO!” To get started, you’ll need some painter’s tape, flower stencils, a foam pouncer, and craft paint. Draw thick block letters on each pumpkin, then outline each with painter’s tape. Next, tape the stencils inside the letters and use your pouncer to dab paint on top. Let dry, then remove the tape to unveil your masterpiece.</p>
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<p>For this fun idea, you’ll want to think of your pumpkin as a blank canvas. Paint flowers freehand, continuing the pattern on a few different gourds for a cohesive design.</p>
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<p>Create these ombré pumpkins using one large flower stencil and some craft paint. Dab the lightest paint on the center of the flower using a foam pouncer, then gradually darken the hues as you move toward the outer edge of the stencil, blending as you go.</p>
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<p>It’s nice to have a variety of stencils on hand as you begin this colorful craft. Start by painting one long, looping vine all around the pumpkin. Next, use the stencils to extend the design outwards with flowers and leaves.</p>
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<p>If you prefer a more sophisticated look, try your hand at this DIY. Mod Podge and a few patterned paper napkins bring the design to life.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Country Living.


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<p>There’s nothing Halloween-specific about this idea, which means you can leave it out on your porch throughout the fall. Yellow and orange hues are a wonderful jumping-off point, but feel free to customize with other autumnal colors, too.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=The Craft Patch.


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<p>If you thought tiny pumpkins couldn’t get cuter, think again! Here, they’re transformed into sprinkle-covered baked goods.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Studio DIY.


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<p>Quirky and kid-friendly, these pumpkin decorations are made with a combination of white paint and fingerprints. </p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Handmade Charlotte.


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<p>Give the typical autumn palette a run for its money with this bright idea. Painter’s tape makes it possible to paint on all of those curved edges.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Club Crafted.


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<p>Showcase your favorite ice cream flavor in pumpkin form with these DIY scoops. Mint chocolate chip, pictured here, is just one idea!</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Sugar and Charm.


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<p>If you’re competing with your neighbors for cutest porch, you’ll want to give this DIY a try. These bold pop art pumpkins will certainly make a scene.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Dream a Little Bigger.


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<p>Give your houseguests something to laugh about with these silly spa-themed pumpkins. Use printed clip art to ensure the longevity of the cucumber eye pads.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Good Housekeeping.


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<p>Lean into the farm vibe with a painted truck pumpkin. Those wooden button wheels are cute enough to put a smile on any trick-or-treater’s face!</p>
<p><strong>Get the template at <a rel=Country Living.


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<p>Use an easy-to-master paint-pouring technique to recreate these mesmerizing marbled designs at home. </p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Dream a Little Bigger.


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<p>Forgo traditional Halloween decor and try one of these modern designs instead.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=The House That Lars Built.


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<p>You can quickly recreate this simple print with black, orange, and yellow paint pens. Easy!<strong><br /></strong></p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Country Living.


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<p>These unicorn pumpkins will delight little kids! A flower corn and horn add even more whimsy. </p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Posh Little Designs.


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<p>Design lovers, you’ve got to check this idea out: Select a color of your choice (anything goes!), then add a coat of white paint and a Pantone number for the ultimate tongue-in-cheek design.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Posh Little Designs.


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<p>Supermarket gourds and squashes are a whole lot cuter when you give them eyes, mouths, and even brows. As for whether their expressions will be happy, sad, creepy, or somewhere in between, well, that’s entirely up to you!</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Good Housekeeping.


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<p>Your family’s Halloween movie marathon just got so much cuter. With this pink popcorn bucket in tow, you’ll highlight the most important part of movie night: the concessions!</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Aww Sam.


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<p>If you’ve got a beachy home, these pumpkins will bring some fall style while complementing your aesthetic.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Tidbits.


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<p>What’s better than a pumpkin-covered front porch? A <em>rainbow</em> pumpkin-covered porch. The technicolor twist makes it that much more magical.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=The House That Lars Built.


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<p>Add to the sweetness of your Halloween dessert table with these caramel apple pumpkins.</p>
<p><strong>Get the tutorial at <a rel=Country Living.

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