How to Decorate Pumpkins

Whether you're decorating for Halloween or just celebrating fall, pumpkins are the perfect decor item. Decorate them with sequins and sparkles for a glitzy vibe, or use burlap and twine for a more rustic feel. Whatever your style, Hometalk has all the top, best, and newest pumpkin decor projects to delight and inspire you. Happy decorating!

How to Decorate Pumpkins

Choose a color and a pattern

Choose colors that are most aligned with the Halloween theme. Next, choose a pattern - the silhouette of a leaf is a festive idea.

Paint your pumpkin

Use the paint you selected earlier to paint your pumpkin. You can color the pumpkin in stripey patterns or make it one solid color.

Trace your pattern onto the pumpkin

Print the leaf shape or pattern. Cut it out and use it to trace the shape perfectly onto the pumpkin before filling in.

Add a few decorative touches

Using clear-drying adhesive, stick some glitter to your pumpkin. Add white lace trim around the bottom for a Thanksgiving touch.

Display your pumpkin

Place your pumpkin near candles for the best effect.

Top Projects for Decorating Pumpkins

Visit our top DIY pumpkin decoration projects. Prepare to be impressed.

Pumpkin Decorating Videos

Check out our DIY video tutorials on how to decorate pumpkins. Enjoy.

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New Decorating Pumpkins Projects

Here are the new pumpkin decor projects that are trending at Hometalk.

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