Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Painted Pumpkins make an easy Fall Craft

by Elizabeth

in Crafts and DIY

Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

These Painted Pumpkins were inspired by an article in the October 2012 issue of Chatelaine.  I love the colours I used but you can use colours that compliment your home decor.  This is such a pretty and modern take on a Fall decoration and is such an easy and really an inexpensive craft.


Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

All you need to get started are miniature pumpkins, paint (I used acrylic but you can always use leftover wall paint), and brushes. 

Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

I found some Baby Boo pumpkins at my local grocery store for $4 which is super cheap considering how much you can spend buying pre-made fall decorations.

Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

I started by giving the first pumpkin one coat of the paint (except the bottom) and then allowed to completely dry.  I then gave it one more coat and then got the bottom.  Done!  How easy was that?

Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations
Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

I wanted to make a plaid one for my kitchen.  I had a dark lime green, a light lime green and a yellow to make the pattern. It turned out alright but I definitely prefer the look of the solid colours.

Painted Pumpkins Pretty Fall Decorations

How pretty are these? 



{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Isra October 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Kids would love this, just paint the whole thing! Super easy craft.

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fredamans October 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

They are so cute!!!

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Mom vs. the boys October 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm

super cute!

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Andrea October 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

my daughter would flip, she loves pink!!

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Krista Grandstaff November 30, 2012 at 1:56 am

The drought pretty much took care of my garden this year, except for the zucchini, squash and tiny pumpkins… My 12 yr old daughter has been painting them with checks and polka dots, and argyle and toile patterns when she feels more brave.. we even painted some tiny zucchini… she put wings on them so they looked like dragonflies.. :)

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Guppy March 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Pretty! I actually did painted pumpkins last Halloween too. More traditional colours and designs but I had a blast doing it.

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amy lovell September 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

this is soo awesome. my kiddos would love it

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Debbie S. September 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

What a great easy fun craft time!

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Loren October 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

This is a great idea, Possibly take it a sep further by gluing ribbon for strips! There are so many options there

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Lynn M October 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

Super easy to do with my boys and looks great too!

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Jennifer A. October 18, 2013 at 9:36 am

I love the idea of painting pumpkins! So much easier to do with the kids! & so much easier to do in general! I always get frustrated carving pumpkins; and I think these painted pumpkins will display much better always! Thanks for sharing!

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Tara October 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

These turned out great. I can’t believe this was such an easy craft to make.

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Nadia C October 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

cute!

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Paula Huie October 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I love this idea, especially for younger children who can’t carve pumpkins!
It gives them the freedom to be creative by themselves.. which is important (and safer) for 2 year old independence lol

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KD November 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I love the pink one–what a great shade! I hadn’t thought of painting colours in a single shade (as opposed to painting a face on one).

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Kristina Hansen November 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

These look great! I saw a couple this year that were painted and I commented on them. Definately something to remember for next year. Glow in the dark paint would work great as well!

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Anne Taylor November 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

My mom used to have wee gourds all over the house! I loved their funky shapes but never thought of painting them! I think I’ll be doing this with my grandkids soon; how much fun!

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jessica s November 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

awww these are so pretty and perfect for the little ones that can’t use the knives yet – great idea, using next yr for sure!

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ginette4 November 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

Wow, I didn’t know you could paint pumpkins, ever chique! Need to remember this next fall!

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kristy e December 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I need to remember to do this next year with my kids. A lot less mess then carving =)

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kathy pease December 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

These are very pretty and would make really cute decorations :)

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Mya Murphy December 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I love the looks of these pumpkins and super easy… love em!!

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Susan T. December 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I love the pink pumpkins! My favorite colour! Super easy craft too!

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loucheryl April 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

What a cute craft. Easy for my 4 year old to complete too!

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Darlene W May 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm

what a great fall activity to do with the kids

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kathy downey June 8, 2014 at 10:23 am

I love the colors you choose,super easy fun

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Sarah @ Living As We June 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I think this will be a fun one to try with my daughter. She loves to paint just about anything.

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