DIY Paint Dipped Pumpkins

I think I’m over the whole pumpkin carving thing. It’s always harder than I remember and I end up getting frustrated that I can’t get it perfect. So this year, I decided to paint some simple color blocked pumpkins! Although I am calling them paint dipped pumpkins, they are not actually dipped, they just look like it!

Paint Dipped Pumpkins DIY

The first thing you need to do is section off your pumpkin with masking tape. You can tape it right down the center if you like, but I decided to tape mine at an angle to make it a little more interesting! Make sure the tape is firmly pressed down, otherwise your paint will run underneath it. Once you get the tape in place, you will want to prime your pumpkin with white acrylic paint. This makes sure that the color you choose is not dulled by the orange of the pumpkin. I applied two coats letting it dry in between.

Tape and Prime Pumpkins First

After the white primer is dry, now comes the fun part! Pick whatever color acrylic paint you like and paint over the same area of the pumpkin that is now white.

Paint Palette

I painted one with neon pink and one with black. For the pink, it took three coats to cover fully and the black only took one coat, it just depends on the color and thickness of the paint you are using.

DIY Fluorescent Pink Painted Pumpkins

Once you achieve the coverage that you are happy with and your colored paint dries, pull the tape off being very careful not to pull the paint off with it. And there you have it, a beautifully simple dipped pumpkin!

Ciera with DIY Fluorescent Pink Painted Pumpkin

I also decided to glam this Halloween up with a glitter dipped pumpkin. For this one, instead of priming with white, I primed the pumpkin with gold acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I painted the same area with Modge Podge and then sprinkled gold glitter over the glue covered area.

Glitter Dipped Pumpkins DIY

Materials for painted pumpkins: masking tape, white acrylic paintcolor acrylic paint, paint brush

Color Blocked Pumpkins DIY: Black, Gold, Pink

Materials for glitter pumpkins: masking tape, gold acrylic paint, Modge Podge, paint brush, gold glitter

Modern Painted Pumpkins DIY

Even though Halloween is right around the corner you still have time to brighten up your home with these quick and easy DIY pumpkins!

Paint Dipped Pumpkins & Skull

My sister and I worked on our pumpkins together so you can head over to her blog, Sequin Crush, for even more awesome DIY pumpkins!

Even More Pumpkin DIYs Over On Sequin Crush


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