Creative Coastal, Beach & Nautical Pumpkins & Carved Jack O Lanterns

Coastal enthusiasts celebrate Fall with Pumpkins that speak of the sea and those carefree days spent on the beach. And there is no shortage on creative ideas for coastal, beach and nautical theme pumpkins. You can paint pumpkins in a coastal theme, carve or decoupage them, cover them with beach sand, or make pumpkins from beach fabric. You will FALL in love with these pumpkin ideas!
Painted Pumpkins inspired by the Sea
These painted pumpkins are simply fabulous. Pumpkins painted as beach balls, or with a bold nautical motif such as an anchor. Or simply painted in a soft blue that reminds of the sea. You can paint faux pumpkins (that you can find in your local crafts store or online) to make them last for years to come!
Sea all painted pumpkins here:
Carved Pumpkins inspired by the Sea
Pumpkins carved in a coastal, beach and nautical theme, featuring sea life, waves and anchor. These pumpkins are carved with the top layer coming off only. They have a hole on the button so you can light them up with a faux candle light.
These pumpkins are created by Coastal Living Magazine staff and free templates are available via:
Carved Beach Sand Pumpkins
I think these sand pumpkins are the ultimate pumpkins for those who love the feeling of sand between toes which I dearly miss here in NYC. To make this project real simple, use mini pumpkins!
Sea all beach sand pumpkins here:
Beach Pumpkin Candle Holder Table Centerpiece
I love the glow of candles no matter what the season. So this beach pumpkin candle holder idea is right up my alley. What a great table centerpiece! What makes this beachy is the sand used as the filling for the glass candle holder and the grasses. Then add beach finds to your liking!
Learn more here:
No Sew Beach Fabric Pumpkins
Or how about cozy cushy beach fabric pumpkins? The soft blue fabric depicts the sea, and further, you can decorate them in a beach theme by adding a driftwood stem or tie on a shell or a tag as you see in this picture.
Sea more beachy fabric pumpkins here:

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  • Dee
    on Sep 21, 2017

    They are beautiful!! Great job.
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