Oct 17

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

In our last 2424 Penn Apartments Blog post, we shared the locations of some of the best pumpkin patches in the Washington, D.C. area. In this post we are featuring some pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t require any carving, but look awesome! Keep reading for some fun and unique ideas.


Carving pumpkins is something of a Halloween tradition, but it can be a pain and create a huge mess that is no fun to clean up. Instead we found some great decorating options that avoid the hassle of carving all together! Enjoy all the fun of designing your own unique pumpkin without the messy cleanup. It’s a win win!


Candy Corn Painted Pumpkins

Make your pumpkins look like giant pieces of candy corn! Look for cone shaped pumpkins, and use white and yellow spray paint to add the block colored look of candy corn! This craft is super easy and looks delicious!


Disco Pumpkin

Decorate your pumpkin to look like a disco ball! Use silver paint to create a grid of varying sized squares (don’t worry about making it perfect). Glue on sheets of silver leaf or aluminum foil to give it that added shine and to look more like an actually disco ball.


DIY Pun-kins!

Follow this tutorial from Studio DIY! To make these pumpkins that feature fun pastel colors and clever puns. These pumpkins add a fun splash of color and a light-hearted feel to any space!


Sharpie Owl Pumpkins

With just a Sharpie, turn your ordinary white pumpkin into an adorable, intricately patterned owl. This craft can be done with real or faux pumpkins, whichever you prefer.


DIY Marbled Pumpkin

This marbled pumpkin idea and tutorial comes from Say Yes and makes use of a variety of different colors of nail polish to create this dazzling marbled effect. Put your rarely used collection of nail polish to good use.


DIY Pumpkin Mummy

Turn an ordinary pumpkin into a mummy! This adorable mummy-themed pumpkin is the perfect addition to your front porch. Use glow-in-the-dark gel paint to make your pumpkin visible and give it an eerie glow.


What are your favorite, low mess ways to decorate pumpkins? Share your methods with us so we can give them a try. Thanks for reading our blog, and happy pumpkin decorating this month!

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