Create Upholstery Trim Embellished Pumpkins

Easily embellish pumpkins with paint, nail head trim, ribbon and spiders to create a chic Halloween display—no carving required.

Gray, White and Orange Decorative Pumpkins on Bales of Hay

Embellished Halloween Pumpkins

By: Janell Beals

Materials Needed:

  • pumpkins (natural or faux)
  • latex paint
  • latex metallic paint
  • 1/4" black ribbon
  • nail head upholstery trim
  • decorative spiders
  • bale of hay
  • craft glue
  • paintbrush
  • scissors

Gather Supplies

Lay out supplies and pumpkins of various sizes; determine which pumpkins will be painted and which will remain their original color.

Pumpkins, Paint and Supplies for Halloween Craft

Decorative Pumpkin Materials

Paint Pumpkins

Mix metallic paint into chosen color for added sheen (Image 1). Brush a layer of paint onto selected pumpkins and allow to dry for approximately 30 minutes (Image 2).

Create a Ribbon Spider Web

While painted pumpkins dry, cut lengths of black ribbon and attach to unpainted pumpkin with glue in a spider web pattern (Image 1). Embellish with a decorative spider (Image 2).

Attach Nail Head Trim

Using just your fingers (or a small hammer, if needed) decorate a painted pumpkin with a pattern of your choosing using nail head upholstery trim Tip: For consistency, we chose a spider web pattern. Other easy options would be a monogram, grinning jack-o'-lantern, crescent moon, leaf or bat.

Putting Push Pins on Gray Pumpkin

Attach Nail Head Trim to Painted Pumpkin

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