9 Painted Pumpkins for A Carve-Free Halloween
Who said carving was the only way to decorate pumpkins? When we're short on time or simply don't want to make a mess, it's great to know there's an option that doesn't involve scraping out mush. Get straight to the decorating with a festive painted pumpkin that's carve-free and kid-friendly. Painted pumpkins are eye-catching, delicate, and can often allow for a little more creativity. We gathered an array of painted pumpkin ideas that truly capture the Halloween spirit. From bright designs and notable neutrals to celebrity lookalikes and spooky creatures, we have just what you need for a carve-free Halloween. The best part of painted pumpkins is that you can display your autumn art just about anywhere without worrying about a mess. From your front porch steps to your holiday table, these pumpkins are ready to be the star of your fall display. So forget the mess and grab a brush this season.
Metallic Patterned Pumpkins
These metallic pumpkins are certainly eye-catching. Play around with different designs from stripes to polka dots.
White Monogrammed Pumpkins
Lettering has never looked so lovely. All you need in a white pumpkin and some paint to put a personal stamp on your fall porch display.
Spray-Painted Golden Gourds
This luxe looks starts with a can of spray paint. For a completely gold look, spray gold paint directly on your gourd. For a layered look, start with a white base and add gold leaf for a dramatic effect.
Elegant Chinoiserie Pumpkins
Reimagine a classic design by create your own chinoiserie design. All you need is a touch of blue paint. Learn how to make it.
Watermelon Painted Pumpkin
Blend your seasons with this delightfully bright pumpkin that will add a bit of summer spirit to your fall display.
Dolly Parton Painted Pumpkin
Take your porch from 9 to 5 with this Dolly-inspired pumpkin design. Top this painted pumpkin off with a wig that mimics Dolly’s signature big blonde hair, and don’t disgrace her by not giving it a good coating of hairspray. Learn how to make it.
Painted Bat Pumpkin
Take this painted black pumpkin over the top by attaching cardboard ears and wings with a glue gun. Create a flock by painting a few small black pumpkins, and you can swarm your porch. Learn how to make it.
Golden Girls Painted Pumpkins
These painted pumpkins look just like Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, and Blanche from top to bottom. To make it even more realistic, pick pumpkins that match your favorite character's profile: tall for Dorothy, short for Sophia. Learn how to make it.
Polka Dot Pumpkin
Add a pop of shimmer to your fall display with this simple metallic painted pumpkin. Place circle stickers on your pumpkin before painting and peel them off once the paint is dry for adorable polka dots. Learn how to make it.