Painting pumpkins for Halloween? What a great idea! All you need now is some inspiration for how to create a spectacular display this year!
Here are a few things you should know before starting to paint your pumpkins!
Make sure you use paint that will stick to the pumpkin surface, not all paint varieties are suitable to use for pumpkins.
Before you begin, cover everything including yourself with protective film or paper, to make sure you don’t spend more time cleaning up than painting.
Clean the pumpkin properly before you commence – the surface of the pumpkin should be nice and clean without any imperfection. Feel free to use some sandpaper if you feel like you need to smooth out a few corners to make it look more polished.
If you’re applying a number of layers of paint or stencil on top of painted pumpkins, make sure you leave it dry somewhere protected from the wind that might blow mess on your drying paint.
If you want to paint your pumpkins with kids, check some of the finger paint ideas in our selection – they are ideal to get kids involved without creating too much mess.
Are you ready to get inspired for your quest?
27+ Painted Pumpkins Ideas
There are a few ways you can approach painting pumpkins.
You can use stencils which will produce a design that looks more professional and much faster to do, or just give it a go at freehand painting if you have something very specific in mind.
In either case, we have compiled a selection of designs and creations for both options.
Save your favorites in Pinterest and get creative!