Tutorial: Non Traditional Pumpkin Decorating


Last year, I decorated a couple of pumpkins with metallic paint pens. And this year, I did it again. Its a lot less messy than carving and the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Definitely a safe activity for kids from start to finish as well.

I just used a couple of metallic paint pens (silver and gold) to create different designs…

Now I have so many pumpkins, I am not sure I’ll have time to decorate them all!

If I was hosting a party or something, I would definitely give them away as party favors (maybe even customize each one with the person’s name for example). Great for kids parties especially!

For even more diy ideas + quick and easy projects, click here to visit the tutorials page.

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Well, I know which one I’d pick! Love it! 🙂
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Uncle Beefy | October 20th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

thank you uncle beefy. i am working on a few more as we speak. this project is a lot of fun (for me anyway).

papernstitch | October 20th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

This is so funny, I just saw theses tiny white pumpkins at my local market and was wondering what to do with them. Especially to make them look more “Halloweened”.
Now, I know! 🙂 So thank you for this nice & easy tutorial.
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Fanie | October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Oh, that’s great Fanie. YEah, these mini pumpkins are great. And the best part is they were only $1 a piece, so very inexpensive as well!

papernstitch | October 20th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

this is so very cute!!! reminds me of yayoi kusama’s pumpkin 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hijirik/5032251360/
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Hijiri | October 21st, 2010 at 10:05 am

Wow! Thank you for sharing the link Hijiri. I had not seen that before and its really amazing!

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I love your white pumpkins Brittni! Have to paint some too!
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Irene Zuccarello | October 21st, 2010 at 1:42 pm

how cute!!!

Heidi Rohr | October 21st, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Can you tell me where you found the metallic sharpies? I’ve been having trouble locating any.

Jessie | October 22nd, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Of course Jessie. I found them at Jo Anns. They had several thicknesses and colors as well. But if you cant find them there or you don’t have a Jo Anns or another similar craft/hobby store nearby, you can get them on amazon right here

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they look like anthropologie knobs! so pretty!

reb | October 23rd, 2010 at 1:15 am

What a sweet compliment Reb. Thank you.

papernstitch | October 23rd, 2010 at 1:26 am

Thanks so much for sharing! Those sharpie paint pens are perfect for this. Here’s my attempt. 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/42508423@N03/5110047467/
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ashleyTIA | October 24th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Wow Ashley. I love what you did with your pumpkins. They look great together. Thanks for sharing the link!

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NaBloPoMo | | April 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

May i know, How long can these pumpkins last? would love to try this fun project out n decorate it around the house 🙂 thanks for sharing.

Dolly | February 21st, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Great idea. Yesterday I saw where someone had painted several pumpkins with blackboard/chalkboard paint, all over. Then got the kids to draw faces on with chalk. They were all so different and the kids had a blast with the project. Wish I had thought to take pictures.

Merlyn Bost | September 16th, 2012 at 9:18 am

I am a big fan of your Pumpkin design
Nice suggestion. Thank you
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ella | October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 am

Aw, thanks Ella. 🙂

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