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

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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. This is why I created colorful pumpkin decorations 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:

A bright and colorful living room flooded with natural light. A green and white area rug, colorful throw pillows and blankets on the couches, fresh flowers, and bright decor.

And here’s our dining room:

A bright and colorful dining room with natural light spilling in from two windows. The table is set with a colorful blue and white themed table scape.

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 pumpkin decorations project: some colorful patterned faux pumpkins.

Easy, Colorful DIY Pumpkin Decorations 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:

Three faux pumpkins of different sizes. One large pumpkin is painted pink with white polka dots, a smaller pumpkin is painted green with white stars, and the third smallest pumpkin is unpainted.

These fun, colorful, patterned pumpkin decorations 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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Supplies Needed for DIY Patterned Painted Pumpkins:

Like I said before, this is THE easiest pumpkin decoration project.

Which means the supply list is short.

Here’s what you’ll need:

How to Make and Decorate DIY Colorful Patterned Craft Pumpkins

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.

A white faux craft pumpkin with blue painters tape wrapped around the stem.

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.

A small craft pumpkin painted green with white stars, surrounded by a strand of multi-colored garland.

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?

DIY Patterned Painted Pumpkins

Looking for non-traditional pumpkin decor? These fun and colorful DIY patterned painted pumpkins are a super quick DIY, taking only about 10 minutes!

In this house, we're not a fan of traditional pumpkin decor. We love color and patterns. That's why these SUPER easy 10-minute patterned painted pumpkins are a perfect DIY if you love colorful Fall decor.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $50

Instructions

  1. Place blue painter’s tape around the stem of your faux pumpkin so that it won’t be painted.
  2. Spray paint your pumpkin. Use 2-3 light coats for best results. Let dry.
  3. Carefully remove the painter’s tape from the pumpkin stem.
  4. Add ChromaLabel stickers to your pumpkin.
  5. Now stand back and admire your work.

Want more easy pumpkin decorating ideas or Halloween decorating ideas? 

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Schatem

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

These came out great!!

Kate

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

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

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