One of my favorite things about October and Halloween is easily… pumpkins. I don’t just like to eat them – although all pumpkin things are pretty delicious – I also love going pumpkin picking and coming home with a few that are ready to be carved up. Voila! Instant perfect Halloween decorations!
But carving a pumpkin is really hard! Those suckers are pretty tough to cut into and once you get the knife in there, it can be difficult to actually, you know, carve. Recently, I’ve started getting into painted pumpkins. Painting a pumpkin is easier than carving and it also opens up so many more options. Plus, painting pumpkins can be a fun DIY project to do yourself, with your SO or with your friends. Get ready to get creative with these 10 cute, spooky and fun painted pumpkin ideas, all found on Pinterest and craft blogs.
Jack Skeleton PumpkinThe Jack Skeleton face is always a popular pumpkin design. We carved one last year and it looked awesome. If you don't feel like carving, just paint it instead! Source: Pinterest
Sugar Skull PumpkinIf you're feeling extra crafty, go for this awesome sugar skull pumpkin. Sugar skulls are decorations from the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday and have become super popular lately. I love this totally unique pumpkin - it will definitely get everyone's attention! Find the tutorial on the blog Artelexia
Monster PumpkinsI'm obsessed with these little dudes and I wish I could find a tutorial for them. Oh well - you'll just have to copy as best you can or get artsy and make up your own design! Source: Pinterest
Spider PumpkinsAnything with spider decorations is spooky to me. This girl painted two mini pumpkins, but you can use any size. The silver looks pretty great. Found on the blog Home Stories A to Z
A Black PumpkinOkay, so this pumpkin requires some carving, but I couldn't resist adding it. I love how some simple black paint can change the whole look of the pumpkin. I think this looks awesome! I'm probably going to try it this year. Just paint the pumpkin black and carve something easy - couldn't be more simple! Found on the blog Baby Bites
Minion PumpkinsHow much fun is this minion pumpkin?! They look pretty difficult, but the tutorial makes it seem like they're easier than you think. These would definitely impress everyone. Find the tutorial on the blog Craftberry Bush
Glitter PumpkinThis isn't so much painting as it is putting glitter on a pumpkin, but the end result is still really awesome. Plus, this is simple. If you want, paint the pumpkin the same color as the glitter you're using to really make it pop. Find the tutorial on the blog Stylish Eve
Witch Leg PumpkinsInstead of sticking a pair of fake legs on your front lawn, do something different and paint them on your pumpkins! I can't find the tutorial for these, but they look pretty self-explanatory. Found on Tumbler
Polka Dot and Rhinestone PumpkinThis pumpkin really isn't that spooky or very Halloween-ey. However, it is very pretty and would make for a different decoration than what you see everywhere else. Plus, you can always switch up the colors, like a black pumpkin or something. You can find the tutorial on the blog Cupcakes and Crinoline
Mummy PumpkinI've been seeing this little dude all over Pinterest for the last few years and it's still one of my favorites. Paint your pumpkin white, wrap it in gauze and put some googly eyes there. Oh, and paint a black mouth. Instant adorable decoration! Found on the blog All Things Katie Marie
Have you ever made any of these? Are you going to try any of them? Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments.