It’s the best time of year right now to pick out plump pumpkins at your local farmer’s market for all of your pumpkin decorating ideas, pumpkin recipes, and pumpkin decor needs. Whether you’re taking your kiddies out trick or treating this Friday, setting up your annual costume party, or having a pumpkin decorating bash, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year…wouldn’t you agree?
While decorating your home with pumpkins this holiday season, we want you to think outside the box! There’s more to pumpkin decorating than just carving and that’s why we’ve put together some cute pumpkin decorating ideas for you that will instantly turn your home into a festive fall environment.
Try one of these pumpkin decorating ideas for Halloween this October 31st or for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner party. Enjoy!
DIY: 5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
1. Painted Character Pumpkins
For a change from the usual jack-o-lantern, try using multiple pumpkins as well as different types of autumn squash to create a cute character. These no-carve pumpkin decorations only require a bit of painting, which also makes them perfect for creating with your kids. You can also recreate characters from your favorite animated movies. To learn how to paint pumpkins to look like Minions, check out this tutorial.
2. Patterned Pumpkins
Carving or drilling shapes and patterns into your pumpkin is another way to create your own unique look. Add a candle or string of fairy lights to highlight your design even further. Let the kids in on the fun by having them use sharpies or fake jewels to add even more character. You can also try glow-in-the-dark paint so you can see your hand-drawn patterns even at night. Pumpkins with carved patterns aren’t as difficult as actually carving a face — just use a power tool to drill holes like in this easy drilled pumpkins tutorial and decorate as you please.
3. Multipurpose Pumpkins
Pumpkins don’t just have to be relegated to the front stoop. For an out-of-the-box decoration that doubles as a candy holder for visiting trick or treaters, carve or paint a message on the pumpkin, and then hollow out the pumpkin as usual and fill it with candy.
4. Pumpkins Dressed to Impress
Dressing up for Halloween doesn’t necessarily just apply to people — it can also apply to your pumpkins. For a unique pumpkin decorating idea, look around the house and see if you can find hats, sunglasses, or other props to dress your pumpkin.
5. Painted Designer Pumpkins
Spruce up your home decorations this season with your own line of designer pumpkins. Paint the whole pumpkin white, and use black paint or sharpies to draw intricate designs and patterns. Zigzagging lines, dots, or square patterns are all perfect for a chic pumpkin display. To top it off, try using different types of bows on the stem of each pumpkin. For an amazingly simple yet trendy pumpkin idea, check out this funky ombre pumpkins tutorial.