Oh yeah! Who needs a break from mommyland and a little stress relief with a craft? 🙋🙋 Me! There is something about painting that is so soothing to me. When I get the chance to make something and get crafty, I often pick something involving paint. How about you? Today I've got some adorable pumpkin painting ideas for you. So, find a little me time and have some pumpkin painting fun!
This is a quick fall craft that you can personalize to your favorite colors or home decor colors. The best part is that this craft is something you can break into chunks of time, so you can have a little crafty stress relief spread over a few days. In the end, you get the adorable painted pumpkins to use in your home somewhere. I'm calling that a mom win, win! Fun craft AND cute home decor. Yay! 🙋
Pumpkin Painting Ideas:
- Plastic Pumpkin – mine are from the Target (affiliate link) Dollar Spot
- Pencil or paintbrush end with the right size for making polka dots
Step 1: Paint 1st coat
This seems almost too simple to put as a step, but select your paint colors and paint your first coat of paint.
Allow to dry.
After painting the first coat, you can wait as little as an hour for step 2. Or, if you are fitting this craft into your busy schedule, you can also wait until the next day or some other time.
Step 2: Paint 2nd coat (and 3rd if needed)
You could start painting your pumpkins with a primer if you want to avoid multiple coats of paint, but for me, that felt too serious and committed.
Once your first coat of paint is dry, paint the second coat. Allow to dry.
After the 2nd coat of paint is dry, decide if you think your pumpkins need another coat of paint. If they do, go for it.
I ended up with 3 coats of paint on my pumpkins.
Once again, if you're fitting this into your busy life, the dry time allows you to come back another day and just spend a few minutes crafting each day to finish this cute craft.
Step 3: Add your fun
You can add anything you like to your pumpkins or leave them a solid color.
If you are adding polka dots, use the end of a foam paintbrush or a pencil eraser. Dab the end of the paintbrush into the paint.
Use that to add your paint to the pumpkin and make perfect polka dots. Easy peasy.
To paint stripes, use the foam end of the foam paintbrush and add a stripe in the groves of the pumpkins.
That is it!
AND you have these adorable pumpkins.
You could add swirls, flowers, skulls, sugar skulls, or diamond shapes. Pretty much, whatever you think will look cute on your pumpkins and goes with your home and your personality. Have fun with it!
For the last year, I've thought about making a years worth of decorations for all the holidays in these colors. It would be fun to have a color theme for my house and have all the decorations year-round match. Plus, I love these colors. I'm crushing hard on them right now. So, I finally made some for fall with these pumpkins and I. Love. Them!
You can see in the video another idea I tried for where to put them in my house. They ended up on my kitchen table.
I put them on a cute little pink cake plate from the Target (affiliate link) Dollar Spot and added a craft paper table runner, also from the Target Dollar Spot.
I put some colored pencils in the little pot holders from IKEA and added a few candles.
It makes for an adorable table that makes me smile every time I look at it — especially when the kids crap isn't all over the table 😁. The kids love the opportunity to write on the table and color at dinner, so the craft paper makes for a little bit of creative fun available at any meal.
What about you? Do you love the idea of having decorations for each holiday that match your color theme versus the traditional colors? Leave me a comment below and share these fun ideas with your craft bestie so she can weigh in on the debate as well.
I have a feeling you will be seeing some more quick and cute holiday crafts in these colors coming up. 😊😍