Sweet and Simple Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

I can’t believe the best month of the year is already almost over </3, it’s still not too late to get into the fall spirit though. Although this October my to-do list has been never-ending, I’ve managed to uphold my pumpkin decorating tradition.

Last year I was ambitious in an attempt to paint a giant pumpkin in tribal. I got tired halfway through, and needless to say, it was an epic fail. I learned from my mistakes, this year I went for smaller pumpkins and easier designs and I am so happy with how they turned out.

This ghost pumpkin is a great idea if you’re not the best at freehand art (me!). The shapes for the bodies can be anything round and any mistakes can be wiped off clean with a wet brush. For the eyes and mouth, press in your brush to make circles. It’s easy to get the hang of it once you do it a few times.

For this leopard pumpkin, I used nail polish because it was easier than paint to get precise shapes. For the centers I used nude, brown, and light pink. For a finishing touch I added fine white glitter to the middle of the spots.

This black and white heart pumpkin was actually the first one I painted and took the longest in prep time. I did three coats of white paint, letting each layer dry before adding the next. The hearts were stenciled, in pencil and then painted in with black.

Happy pumpkin hunting!

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