10 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Spice up your fall decor with these fun no-carve pumpkin decorating tips.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Photo By: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Graphic Stripes

Welcome visitors to your home with a bold arrangement of striped pumpkins. Use painter's tape to keep your lines sharp and clean when painting these.

A Sunny Centerpiece

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall with this sunflower centerpiece. Paint yellow petals radiating out from your pumpkin's stem, then surround your new sunflower with clippings from your fall garden.

Family of Pumpkins

Include your whole family in the fall celebration by painting cut paper style silhouettes onto a grouping of pumpkins. Photograph each family member's silhouette, print, cut and trace the outline onto a pumpkin and then fill it in. Arrange on your mantle for a unique family portrait!

Mini Pumpkin Planters

These miniature pumpkin planters make a perfect festive display for succulents or other small plants. Hang them outside your door to welcome visitors, or over your kitchen sink to bring a bit of fall gardening inside!

Watch Out for Spiders!

Miniature pumpkins make fantastic spiders! Attach pipe cleaner legs to the bottoms of the pumpkins and use lentils or beans to create eyes. Add a drop of black paint for a pupil and white for the highlight in each eye, then let your charming little critters crawl!

Intricate Details

Little details can make or break any project and fall decorating is no exception. For a more subtle approach to pumpkin decorating try painting tiny details around your pumpkins' stems. Add pink dots, tiny green stems or a white pattern of vines and leaves.

A Fall Planter

Place a pot of flowers inside a hollow pumpkin for a welcoming fall planter to display at your door or the center of your table.

Pumpkin Garland

Create a garland of miniature pumpkins and gourds and hang along your fence for instant fall festivity.

A Pumpkin for Book Lovers

Fall is the perfect season to bring out a new book, so why not celebrate your love of reading with a fall centerpiece? Decoupage pages from an old book onto a pumpkin and top with a grouping of fall berries and dried grape vines. Display atop a stack of your favorite books for a finishing touch.

Chalkboard Pumpkins

Can't decide how to decorate for fall? Make chalkboard pumpkins and write or draw something new every day! Simply cover pumpkins with chalkboard paint and, once dry, write away.

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