Ten-Minute DIY Pumpkin Decor: Colorful Patterned Pumpkins for Fall

October 7, 2018

Fall is one of my favorite seasons but I have to admit: I’m not a huge fan of using traditional fall colors around my home. Which is why I created a colorful pumpkin DIY that you can customize to blend right in with your everyday decor.

Yes, I did recently sprinkle a few faux orange pumpkins in our dining room (you can read about some other easy fall decorating tips right over here), but for the most part I’m just not that into the usual fall palette.

If you’ve seen my house, you know we dig bright and bold over here.

For example, here’s our family room:

And here’s our dining room:

DIY ikea henriksdal hack dining room

Yep, there are LOTS of happy hues — but no rust or espresso — in our home.

And if you’ve been following along with the blog for a while, then I’m gonna guess that you’re a fan of a few splashes of color here and there, too.

So this weekend I decided to put my own spin on some fun fall decor with a bold and SUPER easy DIY project: some colorful patterned faux pumpkins.

An easy, colorful pumpkin craft for fall

These babies literally took me 10 minutes, not counting the time I spent waiting for the spray paint to dry.

I only take on the quickest of the quick DIYs, and this one fit the bill.

And my six-year old daughter even helped with the final step in the project!

The best part? You can customize them SO easily to match any decor color or style.

Here are my new, super fun craft pumpkins:

colorful diy pumpkin fall decor 1

These fun, colorful, patterned pumpkins are right at home in our bright and bold playroom.

My kids are LOVING the fun designs we created on the pumpkins.

We threw my daughter’s recent pumpkin patch find into the photo  for good measure, too. 😉

If you’re up for a quick fall DIY, here’s the supply list and the simple instructions for making your own colorful patterned pumpkins.

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DIY colorful patterned craft pumpkins: What you’ll need

Like I said before, this is THE easiest project.

Which means the supply list is short.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Craft pumpkins (I purchased a few of these for a great deal)
  • Spray paint in the color(s) of your choice (pro tip: use spray paint that has a matte finish, not a glossy one — this is my go-to brand)
  • Painter’s tape (this is my go-to brand, which I buy on Amazon)
  • ChromaLabel color-code labels (I ordered these and these)

DIY colorful patterned craft pumpkins: How to make them

Now it’s time to get creative!

If you’re a not-so-confident DIY’er, let me tell you: you honestly cannot mess it up.

Trust me.

I mean, I wouldn’t enlist my six-year old to help with too many DIY projects (not that she’s not super artistic because she IS, but I am way too type-A to involve the kids in my own decorating projects most of the time), but this one was a no-brainer.

She had a total blast creating these fun fall decorations for her playroom!

Here are the simple instructions for making your own:

Step #1: Place blue painter’s tape around the stem of your faux pumpkin so that it won’t be painted.

diy fall pumpkin decor before

Step #2: Spray paint your pumpkin. Use 2-3 light coats for best results. Let dry.

I know, I know — I committed the cardinal sin of blogging by not taking a photo of this part of the process.

But all you need to do is spray paint the pumpkin. Easy peasy.

If you want some tips on how to spray paint to achieve the best results, I shared a couple tricks for spray painting over in this post.

Step #3: Carefully remove the painter’s tape from the pumpkin stem.

Step #4: Add ChromaLabel stickers to your pumpkin.

DIY colorful pumpkin craft after

Now stand back and admire your work.

That’s it!

Would you make these craft pumpkins for your home?

How would you customize them to suit your own decorating style?

Want more easy fall decorating ideas or Halloween decorating ideas? 

Then you’ll love these posts!

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Thanks a bunch!

These easy DIY colorful pumpkins are SO cute for fall!



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Hey! I’m Kate — I love decorating with color and pattern. I also love finding decorating “easy” buttons: quick DIYs, simple organization hacks and amazing steals at Target.

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  1. These came out great!!

    • Thanks lady! The kids and I had so much fun making them.


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