How To Decorate Halloween Pumpkin

You can use your imagination and creativity and transform your pumpkin into a masterpiece. These easy, no-carve Halloween pumpkin ideas are definitely going to impress your children and guests.

Here are the best some Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas for whole family fun.

Smashing Pumpkins

Take your kids with you to pick out the perfect pumpkins and let the pumpkin fun begin. Use your arts skills and crafts supplies and create anything you want from traditional or glam to naughty or nice. Your bounds are limitless to have the best front porch on the block!

Polka-Dot Pumpkin

This polka-dot pumpkin is very easy to make. All you need for this technique are colorful gems or glue dots and craft glue. Place the glue random on several spots of the pumpkin and then stick the gems and dots for a beautiful pumpkin makeover.

Crystal Pumpkins

These design pumpkins are really sweet and easy to make. Place a thin layer of glue all over the pumpkin and then roll it in coarse or fine sugar crystals to create the sparkle look.

Ghostly Gourds

To create these ghostly gourds, you will need different sizes of butternut squash. Paint them with white color or light blue. Then, use grey and black paint for the eyes of the ghosts. Finally, dress up your pumpkins with quirky glasses and interesting hats, or some fun accessories you can find.

Pumpkin Black Spider

To make a scary little spider, you will need a baby pumpkin. Paint the mini pumpkin with black, and then glue on black chenille stem legs and googly eyes. Make the mouth from white craft foam.

Old Granny Gourd

Decorate your pumpkin to look like a funny old grandma. You’ll need a fringe lampshade for hat, old reading glasses on her stem nose, and costume brooches or buttons or for eyes and earrings.

Patterned Pumpkins

Paint your pumpkins in a fun multicolored twist. Add squares of paper using double-stick tape, and then cover up the pumpkin in the paint color you have chosen. When the paint is dry, remove the paper.

Pumpkin Little Witch

Make a little pumpkin witch for welcome. Put the pumpkin on its side to have the perfect crooked nose. Add a tall black hat and colored paper stripes for hair. Add a decorated paper mask and paint a wicked smile to complete the look of the pumpkin little witch.

Funny Painted Pumpkins

Let your kids come up with interesting ideas of painting funny faces to their gourds. Let them use their creativity to create some unique funny painted pumpkins designs.

Pumpkin Creepy Silhouettes

To create this creepy silhouettes, first color up the pumpkins with white paint and let it dry. Then, glue on a Halloweenstencil and use black paint to create the creepy silhouettes.

Spray paint a pumpkin if you want to change its color

Wipe the pumpkin with a damp cloth, then let it dry. Take the pumpkin outside and hold it by its stem. Apply a light even coat of spray paint, let the paint dry 15 to 20 minutes, then apply a second coat. Wait 24 hours before displaying the pumpkin.

Use adhesive stencils to create a simple design

Wipe the pumpkin down with a damp cloth first, then let it dry. Apply an adhesive stencil to the pumpkin, then paint the stencil with spray paint. Let the paint dry, then apply a second coat. Let the paint dry completely, then remove the stencil.

Scrape designs into spray painted pumpkins if you want a unique look

Coat a real pumpkin not a fake craft pumpkin with black spray paint. Let the paint dry, then scrape designs into it using a spoon or fork handle. You can create any sort of design you want.

Use glow-in-the-dark over a spray painted pumpkin for a colorful effect

Paint your pumpkin with white, black, purple, or dark blue spray paint first. Let the paint dry, then paint designs onto it using glow-in-the-dark paint.

Paint designs directly onto your pumpkin

You can do this on a bare pumpkin, or you can spray paint the pumpkin a different color first. Use a thin, pointed paintbrush and acrylic paint to create your own, unique design. If you are worried about messing up, sketch out your design using a light-colored, washable marker.

Draw designs with a black permanent marker for a simple look

Sketch out your design with a light-colored washable marker first. If you make a mistake, wipe it off with a damp cloth. Once you are happy with your design, go over it with a black permanent marker; a black paint pen may also work.

Paint your pumpkin before drawing on it if you want something fancier

Coat a pumpkin with 2 coats of black spray paint. Let the paint dry, then draw designs on the pumpkin using a white paint pen. Alternatively, you can paint the pumpkin white, then draw on it using a black permanent marker or a black paint pen.

Turn a pumpkin into a chalkboard if you want to change your message

Paint your pumpkin with chalkboard paint according to the instructions on the can. Let the paint dry and cure. Rub chalk over it, then wipe the chalk off with a dry cloth. Write or draw on the pumpkin as desired with chalk.

Write a message with thumbtacks for a unique twist

Spray paint your pumpkin first, if desired, then let the paint dry. Write a simple word, such as “BOO!” using a light-colored washable marker. Stick gold or silver thumbtacks into the pumpkin using the drawn lines as a guide. Place the tacks close enough so that they are touching.

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