Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the weather, the scents, the changing leaves, the boots, the decor ─ it’s such a fun season overall. I get so inspired, especially for the holidays. Pumpkins are one of the best and most versatile symbols of fall. You can dress them to fit the general season, Thanksgiving, or Halloween. You can even make them match your home’s regular decor. One of the easiest and best ways to do this is with paint. Any average pumpkin can be turned into something extraordinary and stylish.
I narrowed my favorite painted pumpkin ideas down to 10, but there are hundreds of inspiring ideas out there. The best ones can come from your own creativity. If you have kids, why not have a pumpkin painting party? The opportunities are endless!
1 These pumpkins take on a chic vibe for a fall wedding. Metallic paint can put a glamorous spin on the fall staple.
2 Make your Halloween pumpkins even more festive with patterns such as stripes, chevron, or diamonds to give the holiday a stylish spin.
3 Vincent Van Gough’s masterpiece takes on new life in the form of a pumpkin. How amazing is this? I’d probably want to keep it out all year round.
Tutorial: The Swell Designer
4A white-painted pumpkin serves as the perfect seasonal vase for a bouquet of flowers. You could do this in a variety of color combinations and use it as a centerpiece.
5These pumpkins make fall fashionable with the use of glossy paint. Sequins and a ghost with a gold chain add some extra character.
6Chalkboard paint turns any pumpkin into a place for festive messages. You could even use it to keep track of a countdown to Thanksgiving or Halloween.
7A dipped pumpkin with a mix of glossy white and metallic gold has a chic, understated elegance.
8An artist transformed these pumpkins with ikat, suzani, and Missoni inspired patterns. So creative!
9Here is a super easy DIY project that turns out a very stylish result. Those are thumbtacks!
Tutorial: Country Living
10This has got to be one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen. Pumpkins as doughnuts. Does it get any better?
Tutorial: Studio DIY
I’m so excited to try out some of these ideas this year. Which one was your favorite?