Six Painted Pumpkin Designs for Halloween

October 25, 2016 10 Comments
painted pumpkin designs for halloween


painted pumpkin designs for halloween
painted pumpkin designs for halloween

One of the simplest and easiest painted pumpkin designs for Halloween is the plain painted. I used Annie Sloan chalk paints and chose a palette of greys, blues and pink. You can see my full kit list and colours at the bottom of this post. These colours form the base for all the other 5 designs.

  • Start by painting the base of the pumpkin and once dry turn over and paint the top. 
  • The paint I used was so good I only needed one coat of all except the white which needed two. 
  • Use a soft brush or sponge on to avoid lines.
  • Leave the stalks unpainted for a rustic look.


painted pumpkins halloween
painted pumpkins halloween

I love this Geometric Painted Pumpkin design which I spotted on Pinterest, its so chic and I love that the whole look is matt.

  • Use a contrasting paint colour with a tiny bit of water added and a thin brush to paint a geometric design.
  • Start at the top and work your way round.
  • Choose whatever shapes you want and don't worry about being too neat it adds to the charm I think. 


painted pumpkin designs for halloween
painted pumpkin designs

Gold is a great colour for painting pumpkins as its rich and perfect for Autumn. I love trying out different ways of using gold paint and glitter too. This time I've painted the stems and added detail with a black marker too.

  • Try painting stripes in gold on alternating strips of the pumpkin for a simple design.
  • The small blue pumpkin is simply single brush strokes using gold paint and a small brush. 
  • Apply glue to the stalk and some of the indents and sprinkle glitter on for a sparkly mini pumpkin.
  • For a more detailed pumpkin I've painted the bottom half of the pink pumpkin gold, added gold dots to the top half and defined the join with black marker in a wiggly line.


painted pumpkin designs for halloween
painted pumpkins halloween
painted pumpkins halloween

Add text to your painted pumpkins with words like Trick, Treat, Happy Halloween or even BOO. This works really well for sets of pumpkins especially.

  • I free handed my text onto the pumpkin with a pencil but you could print out letters, cut them out and then trace the shape.
  • Fill the pencil design in with paint or for real simplicity use a black marker, which works great
  • Mix and match Text Painted Pumpkins with other painted pumpkin designs.
  • I added gold lines using the natural indents of the pumpkin and a thin brush. I also added dots to the charcoal pumpkin and circles in gold.
  • Add glue to the stems and gold glitter for the final touch.


painted pumpkins halloween
painted pumpkin designs for halloween
painted pumpkin designs

Add an ornate design to your painted pumpkins with embellishments like stick on shapes, pearls or glitter. You can also paint ornate designs with the gold paint and a really thin brush.

  • I've added geometric mirrored triangles to my charcoal pumpkin and added more gold dots to finish off the ornate design.
  • Glue flat backed pearls of jewels to the top and sides of your pumpkin for a really 3d design.
  • I painted the base of my pink painted pumpkin with glue and then dipped it in the gold glitter.
  • For an ornate painted design I added scroll details to my small white pumpkin and a dot design to the blue pumpkin.


marble pumpkin
marble pumpkin

Marble is the most ornate and luxurious material there is and of course its the blogger fave so I had to create one as part of my painted pumpkin designs for Halloween.

  • Create a marble paint effect using your white and charcoal grey paint. 
  • Mix a mid grey using your dark grey and white and sponge patches of this with white and charcoal grey patches too.
  • Use a wet sponge to blend the colours together to create a basic marble effect.
  • Use a thin brush and the charcoal grey and white and add dark and light veins.
  • Add letters and paint them with gold paint then glue. Sprinkle glitter on to them.
  • Add glitter to the stem to finish.


marble pumpkin

Annie Sloan Paint - Colours Pure, Antoinette, Louis Blue, Graphite
Brushes - Large, thinner styles
Tacky Glue 
Artist Sponge
Gold Paint
Gold Glitter
Black marker
Mirror embellishments 
Flat Backed Pearls

I got my pumpkins from Aldi. Large sizes were with the Halloween stuff and smaller ones were with the veg and labelled as squash.

Hope you've enjoyed my Six Painted Pumpkin Designs for Halloween. Let me know which is your fave and really do let me know if you try and of these yourself!




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  • Natasha Todd October 25, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    These are gorgeous! What a fab idea! x

    • Debs October 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

      And so simple too. Hope you have a go xxx


  • Hayley October 25, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Babes these look INSANE!! I’m in LOVE with the marble / gold glitter one – you clever bean you! <3

    Hayley xo

    • Debs October 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

      Thanks hunny, DIY is really my thing so going to do lots more too xx

  • Lauren Rose October 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Love this idea! They all look amazing xx

    • Debs October 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

      Ah so glad you love them x

  • Ioanna Drymoni October 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    These are so beautiful! You’ve done such a great job, they look professional xx

  • Elena the Mermaid October 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm


    This is so pretty – swap the pink for duck egg and it’s so me it’s painful – these are beautiful.

    I’m going to see about applying this technique to something more year-round than pumpkins – maybe some of my plastic dinosaurs!


  • Lauren October 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    These look amazing!! I love the pastel ones with the gold. Even I could probably manage this and I’m the least crafty person in the world, definitely gonna give it a go

    • Bang on Style October 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Definitely do and tweet me a picture if you do I’d love to see xxx

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