20 Spook-tacular Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkins


The best ideas for pumpkin carving and free pumpkin carving patterns that are sure to impress your kids this Halloween!  Use any of these any printable pumpkin patterns and how to carve a pumpkin to find the perfect pumpkin patterns with characters, pumpkin painting, animal pumpkin carving ideas, and jack o lantern patterns to make with your kids this Halloween.

Spook-tacular Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkins

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Pumpkin Decorating

Gold Glitter Polka Dot Pumpkins

1.  Gold Glitter Polka Dot Pumpkins ~ Make these fun gold glitter polka dot pumpkins for Halloween. These are super easy to make without the mess of glitter and glue.

Decoupage Photo Pumpkin

2.  Decoupage Photo Pumpkin ~ We created a photo decoupage pumpkin as a keepsake and decorative piece for our home. You can use whatever photos you’d like for a fun and different way to decorate with pumpkins.

Feathers Decoupage Pumpkin

3.  Feathers Decoupage Pumpkin ~ Not into the spooky jack-o-lantern and want something a little more elegant?  This tutorial shows you how to add feathers to a pumpkin using mod podge.  Super simple!

DIY Chevron Pumpkins

4.  DIY Chevron Pumpkins ~ Chevron stripes are all the rage these days, so this tutorial for making easy Chevron Pumpkins is super apropos this season. You only need 3 supplies to make them, foam pumpkins, paint and painter’s tape. You could always use a real pumpkin if you desire.

Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins

5.  Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins ~ This is a great post with tutorials on how to create different textures on pumpkins using lace. Perfect for not only Halloween but to keep out all Fall long! Easy to do, and the results are unique and beautifully festive!

Painting Pumpkins

Pretty Painted Pumpkins

6.  Pretty Painted Pumpkins ~ Come find several different ways to paint pumpkins! Easier than scooping out the insides and getting messy – and pumpkins last a long time! A quick and easy Halloween craft!

DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins

7.  DIY Chalkboard Pumpkins ~ If you are looking for the perfect pumpkin that kids and adults alike will love, these DIY chalkboard pumpkins are for you. Everyone will love decorating the pumpkins day after day.

DIY Hand Painted Pumpkins

8.  DIY Hand Painted Pumpkins ~ Hand painted pumpkins that can be used year after year and look gorgeous for Fall decor and Halloween.

Ideas for Pumpkin Carving

Easy Drilled Pumpkins Tutorial

9.  Easy Drilled Pumpkins Tutorial ~ It turns out that drilled pumpkins are gorgeous – I had no idea until this year! This has to be the easiest way I’ve seen to carve a fabulous pumpkin! They might be a little light on the spooky factor for Halloween, but they are so beautiful that it really doesn’t matter!

Cookie Cutter Pumpkins

10.  Cookie Cutter Pumpkins ~ No stencils or patterns or needed for this pumpkin.  Try using your metal cookie cutters.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving 

11.  Halloween Pumpkin Carving ~ How to use Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Stencils to make the coolest pumpkin or jackolantern on your block.  Carve furry friends or spooky scenes with our creative ideas and stencils.

No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating

12.  No Carve Pumpkin Decorating ~ Two super fun and easy no-carve pumpkin ideas using thumb tacks, paint and a Sharpie.

DIY Sharpie Owl Pumpkins

13.  DIY Sharpie Owl Pumpkins ~ Create beautiful sugar skull inspired pumpkin art with Sharpie markers.

No Carve Typography Pumpkins

14.  No Carve Typography Pumpkins ~ Paint your pumpkin and add fun typography for a personalized yet festive finish.

Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin

15.  Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin  ~ Put down your pumpkin carving knife and check out this fun crafty pumpkin idea.  She uses paper and paint to create her Halloween .

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Melted Crayon Pumpkin Idea

16.  Crayon Drip Art Pumpkin ~ Similar to crayon drip art, the crayons are melted on a pumpkin instead of a canvas.

Minion Pumpkins

17.  Minion Painted Pumpkins ~ If your kiddos love Despicable Me, then why not try your hand at painting Minion Pumpkins this Halloween? All you need are brushes, a pumpkin, craft paint, and a few canning lids. {{so cute!}}

DIY Cinderella Butterfly Pumpkin

18.  DIY Cinderella Butterfly Pumpkin ~ This gorgeous pumpkin is inspired by the new Cinderella movie.  A clean pumpkin is spray painted with glitter blast spray and embellished with gold glitter butterflies and rhinestones.

Printable Pumpkin Patterns

boo template

19.  Boo Pumpkin Stencil ~ Print this bold “BOO” stencil to decorate one pumpkin or on three pumpkins to spell B-O-O.  You can line them up to light up your walkway, driveway, stairway or porch.

Jack Skellington Stencil

20.  Jack Skellington Stencil ~ Carve a jack skellington pumpkin with the free pattern.  Simply download and print.

 20 Spook-tacular Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkins

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