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Who would have ever thought that painted pumpkins would be so popular? Today I am sharing the top 10 painted pumpkins that are sure to inspire you to get busy and create your own. You can paint real or faux pumpkins — the only thing to remember is that if you paint a real pumpkin, it will mold faster if left indoors. I learned that lesson the hard way last year. This year, my indoor painted pumpkins are faux!

Last year, I used a variety of paint, including chalk paint, to create a fun painted pumpkin vignette in our family room. I used blue, gold and gray, which were the same colors in my throw pillows. That is the beautiful thing about painting pumpkins: you can make them whatever color you want!


Get crafty with stickers! I love how Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage painted her pumpkins and then used stickers to create a fun “boo” saying.


Lucy at Craftberry Bush created this popular minion that is adorable!


Melaine over at My Sweet Savannah shows you exactly how to make fun chevron pumpkins using spray paint.

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 I LOVE this pretty pumpkin, below from Nest of Posies, with a glitter stem. So clever!


Looking to glam things up a bit? How about New House New Home‘s spray painted pumpkins with metallic spray paint? This is a great way to add a bit of glitz to any tabletop.


Looking for a more casual, rustic look? Marion from Miss Mustard Seed created this beautiful centerpiece using milk paint. She shares a great tutorial on how she achieved this look by mixing colors together.


Love this idea from Newly Woodwards of stacking painted pumpkins. Perfect for the front entry of a home.


One of these days I will get around to creating a gold-studded painted pumpkin. Aren’t these from Cuckoo 4 Design super cool?

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Want to create a coastal theme? Kim at Sand and Sisal whipped up these fabulous coastal pumpkins with chalk paint and accessorized with glitter. Whether or not you live by the sea, this clever idea creates a warm and cozy feel during the cool fall months.


Isn’t it amazing what you can do with paint? Painted pumpkins are super popular during fall and they’re so easy, anyone can do it. Grab yourself a can of paint or bottle of spray paint and get creative!

If you end up replicating any of these ideas or creating your own original pumpkin, be sure to come back and share with us. We would love to see it!

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