Pumpkin Painting Ideas: Our Faves


Just in case you’re as lover of pumpkin painting as we are, take a look at these 15 adorable pumpkin painting ideas that you can recreate or use as inspiration to create your own pumpkin designs!

1. Cute pumpkin with black shapes and white spots

Black shapes with white spots

Halloween may be over for a long time, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be avoiding orange and black color combinations altogether for the rest of the year. In fact, we find black paint on an orange pumpkin that’s versatile enough for the whole season until you start decorating for Christmas as long as there’s white in it to visually break things down and give a bit of contrast. . We love the way Birshykat painted little while polka dots on the edges of their stripes and circles to achieve exactly the effect we mean.

2. Scarecrow Pumpkin Painting Ideas

Scarecrow pumpkins

If you are going to paint a pumpkin, are you looking for an idea that really allows you to get creative with your paint? We love the idea of ​​practicing our hand painting and artistic skills on a seasonal basis which will give us some extra decor! In that case, we think you might find this fully painted scarecrow pumpkin idea from Pinterest a lot of fun. The bonus is that when you are done you can decorate it with wicker, felt and a hat too!

3. Polka Dot Monogram Pumpkin Paint Designs

Monogram Pumpkins with Polka Dots

Did you like the idea of ​​black and white color combinations and polka dots in your painted design, but prefer to personalize your pumpkin a bit rather than just showcasing color block shapes? Then we suggest you take a look at this cute Amanda Jane Brown painted monogram idea! We love that this idea gives you a free license to practice either by working with stencils or by perfecting your freehand lettering.

4. Rainbow dotted patterns for pretty painted pumpkins

Rainbow dotted patterns

Are you still quite intrigued by the idea of ​​polka dots and dotted patterns, but would rather be a little more creative with your colors and designs than just hiding out black and white shapes and color schemes? Then we have a feeling that this Rainbow Polka Dot Swirl idea from Many Makings will appeal to you a little bit more! We love how they created freehand designs with a dotted brush technique and added big rhinestones in the middle for a little extra sparkle.

5. Minion pumpkins

Minion Pumpkins

Do you intend to make your kids happy about this year’s pumpkin painting, but you are worried that they won’t stay interested in the project if you just try to get them to paint dots and dots? letters? We think they might have more fun if you help them choose a movie or cartoon and recreate a character they love! We can’t get enough of the beauty of these funny Minions Pumpkins from Craftberry Bush, especially since the pumpkins are the perfect shape for the way little critters are drawn.

6. Up! cute themed pumpkin painting

Up!  themed pumpkin

Are you very intrigued by the idea of ​​painting a favorite cartoon themed pumpkin, but just not a huge Minions fan? Well, browsing through the pumpkin painting articles on Pinterest, you’ll learn pretty quickly that there are almost no limits to the design possibilities you have when painting pumpkins by hand! Check out this idea to make an Up! pumpkin inspired design, proving you don’t have to do something explicitly fun-themed with pumpkin painting.

7. Cute Pumpkin Monsters Inc

Monsters pumpkin inc

Just in case you’re still laughing at how fun the idea of ​​painting character pumpkins sounds like, but you still don’t quite agree with any of the ideas we’ve shown you, here’s another adorable design from another classic kids movie! We can’t get enough of this cute Monsters Inc pumpkin design from the New Jersey family. It’s great to do with kids, as just doing a few simple hand strokes to make it look good, rather than being super detailed or artistically skilled.

8. Funny pumpkins

Funny face pumpkins

Maybe you are a big fan of the cartoon pumpkin idea, but prefer to create your own little characters rather than copying or recreating the ones that already exist on TV and in the movies? Then we think you should check out these adorable, fun pumpkins instead. We love the way Dan Schantz Farm used mini pumpkins and big rounded eyes to create little characters with a wide range of emotions. They will look cute on your porch or mantel no matter how many or how many you create.

9. Lion King Pumpkin

Lion king pumpkin

Do you still think about the idea of ​​making painted movie pumpkins, but you’d rather stage than repaint a character or face? Then maybe this beautiful painting of Pride Rock from The Lion King will spark some inspiration in you! Come Home Disney shows you how they used simple shapes and silhouette ideas to recreate one of their favorite recognizable moments from the movie on the surface of a pumpkin.

10. Pumpkin with silver leaf

Silver leaf pumpkin

Okay, we know we said this post was only about the pumpkin painting designs, but there was just something so cool about this Women’s Day silver foil idea that we didn’t. absolutely couldn’t resist putting her on our list! Using silver foil creates a metallic sheen and texture that paint usually doesn’t have, so the technique is a bit more like decoupage or applique than painting, but you can get a design. similar using metallic silver paint and a stencil to make leaves on the surface of your pumpkin if you prefer!

11. Angry Birds pumpkins

Angry bird pumpkins

What if you like the idea of ​​making character pumpkins but your favorite cartoon boyfriends aren’t actually from a movie? Well who said you can’t paint cartoon characters from whatever you want? We also love the idea of ​​painting characters from games! That’s why we thought these little Angry Birds the pumpkins was such a funny idea. Find out how each layer and shape was made on All About The Kids.

12. Find the Nemo Pumpkin

Find the Nemo Pumpkin

What if you have a character painting in mind for your pumpkin but its shape isn’t quite right when you hold it as you normally would? Well, who said you can flip it over on its side and paint it that way instead? Home Design Image reminds you that with crafts like pumpkin painting, you can really do whatever you want. We appreciate the way they took advantage of the fact that they had already pumpkin orange painting Nemo ‘s world nemo , not forcing them to paint facial features and scratches. Adding paper fins to the side is a super cute idea too!

13. Pumpkin Ninja Turtles

Ninja Turtles Pumpkin

We know we’re talking a lot about pumpkins painted like cartoons right now, but, really, can you blame us? It’s so much fun turning something 3D and seasonal into something you love from pop culture! It also makes your finished product more versatile in case you want to leave it in December weather permitting. This is awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Pumpkin from Crafty Morning is the perfect example of what we mean and we definitely think it will wow visitors!

14. Superhero pumpkins

Super hero pumpkins

If you are going to start to dabble in some awesome pop culture designs with your pumpkin painting, then there are countless awesome design ideas available to you! In our house, every kid (and more than an adult) is a comic book fanatic, so it’s only a matter of time before the family pumpkin painting night turns out to be at least a super. hero. That’s why we were able to bond so hard when we found this painting tutorial from The Pixel Peddler! They show you how to freehand paint Batman, Super Man, and Captain America logos. They even give you a Harry Potter inspired design as a bonus!

15. Mickey and Minnie Mouse pumpkins

Mickey and Minnie Mouse pumpkins

Are you a huge Disney fanatic anytime of the year? Then we have a feeling you’re going to think we’ve saved the best for last! Find out how this user on Pinterest transformed his fall pumpkins into a Mickey and Minnie Mouse set using just a few colors and a few simple shapes. We can’t get enough of the beauty of their paper ears!

Farewell words

Have you painted any other adorable pumpkin designs this year that you’ve proudly displayed on your porch, but don’t see any designs similar to yours on our list? Tell us about yours or link to photos in the comments section!