Pimp your pumpkin! Pumpkins and pumpkin decorations belong to autumn like leaves, rain, candles, and tea. Whether as soup or otherwise cooked delicious, we make the small (or large) pumpkins fun, especially as Halloween Pumpkin hacks. And not only on Halloween.
But just putting down a few pumpkins every year is kind of … totally boring, isn’t it ?! And I personally lack both patience and patience for elaborate carving.
There are so many great ideas with which you can pimp your pumpkin decorations a bit quickly, easily, and creatively. I have summarized my 10 favorite ideas for DIY pumpkin decorations with a want-to-imitate guarantee from Pinterest here. Here we go!
And before you want to pin ALL ideas, like I do while looking out, you can find all the hacks at a glance on this Pinterest wall.
Tell me though … the pumpkin! Marked with a marker or sprayed on, menus, sayings, or numbers as hand lettering on the pumpkin come into their own.
My favorite idea: ground the pumpkin with blackboard paint and use it as a Halloween menu board!
DECORATE DIY PUMPKINS – WITH PENS AND GRADIENTS
Elaborate chevron patterns, ombre color gradients, and Co. are a thing of the past. It is much easier with crayons and a hairdryer. To do this, brush (or spray) the pumpkins with a base color in advance, then either modern copper tones or colored patterns using crayons and a hairdryer let it flow.
My favorite idea: Pumpkins pimped with copper tones also look good in addition to our Christmas decorations in black, white, and gold or silver.
DECORATING DIY PUMPKINS – WITH NAIL POLISH AND MARBLE TECHNIQUE
With the trendy marbling technique using nail polish, you not only make great papers or garlands – but pumpkins can also be decorated quickly, easily, and individually with this technique. For this, it is best to spray the pumpkin in a base color beforehand, let it dry, and then simply dip it into a container with different nail poles.
DECORATING DIY PUMPKINS – IN BOHO STYLE
Get out pens, brushes, and marker, with this idea you can really spill! Paint the pumpkin, let it dry, place it on a protective surface (newspaper or similar), and then spread paint with a brush. Alternatively, if you prefer to keep it tidy and tidy: paint on the pattern with a marker. Perfect for the trendy boho style!
DECORATE DIY PUMPKINS – WITH CONFETTI
Sure, a confetti idea should NOT be missing here! 🙂
How great (and simple) is this idea, please ?! Simply spread confetti as desired on the pumpkin: with spray glue or a simple chalk stick. Alternatively: Cut the masking tape into small pieces and stick it on the pumpkin.
DECORATING DIY PUMPKINS – AS A UNICORN
Would you like to add some glitter to the decoration? Then this idea is definitely something for you: Simply spray the pumpkin in a basic color, let it dry, paint your eyes, and stick it with flowers and glitter as you like.
DECORATE DIY PUMPKINS – WITH LACE & CAKE PAPER
Who says lace ceilings are only suitable for Grandma’s cake platter or the rustic, chic wedding invitations with wrapping paper?
Also stuck on pumpkins, in paper form, or as fabric, you can conjure up a little vintage chic in your autumn decoration with this idea.
DECORATE DIY PUMPKINS – WITH PAPER
Do you still have tissue paper, crepe paper, wrapping paper, tracing paper, and Co. left? Perfect: Various papers are also suitable for sticking on pumpkins. Best spread with homemade flour sugar glue and a brush.
For the glue, simply put a cup of flour and a cup of sugar in a screw-top jar, add half a cup of warm water and mix everything into a smooth dough. By the way, this glue lasts about 3 months in the fridge.
DECORATING DIY PUMPKINS – AS A FLOWER VASE OR CUP HOLDER
A great alternative to doing it yourself, pretty (not only) on the dining table or as a gift idea: convert the pumpkin into a vase.
By the way, pumpkins are also great as a bowl replacement: not only flowers (or dips) find room in the pumpkin – the little all-rounders are also suitable as drink dispensers! Simply hollow out a (large) pumpkin, put a suitable bowl in it, fill it with ice cubes and bottled drinks, and off you go.
DECORATING DIY PUMPKINS – AS A DONUT
Your DIY pumpkin decoration will also be playful as a donut: simply paint or spray on pumpkins with a basic color, paint the upper part pink and paint small colorful sprinkles or stick on paper or stickers.
DECORATE DIY PUMPKINS – MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER
Would you like to get along without real pumpkins? Or maybe you are still looking for an idea of how you can finally use your remaining cardboard?
Great – then just make a pumpkin out of it! Looks at least as good … and lasts longer, he hee.
Have fun inspiring, imitate, and of course: enjoy the beautiful autumn time!