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16 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Get in the Halloween spirit (no carving required)!

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to get your pumpkin decoration game on. Here are 16 pumpkin decorating ideas that will take you beyond a basic jack o’ lantern—no carving required!

Whether you prefer a traditional look for Halloween or a more modern take on the holiday, there’s something for everyone on this list. All you’ll need is acrylic paint, some paintbrushes and a little inspiration. (Pro tip: to extend the shelf life of a painted pumpkin, consider coating it with varnish before you begin painting.)

1. Cool Blues

2. Black and White

3. Pretty Neutrals

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4. Frankenstein & Ghost Gourds

5. Fancy Skull

6. Color Explosion

7. Emoticon

8. Doughnut

9. Leaf Prints

Paint dabbled leaf prints #pumpkinpainting

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10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Pumpkin

I tried….? #tmnt #pumpkinpainting

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11. Peanuts Gourds

12. Papa Smurf

Greatest pumpkin painting ever! #pumpkin #papasmurf #paramedic41 #smurf #paramediclife #pumpkinpainting

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13. Sparkles

14. Henna-Inspired

I'm just gonna go ahead and leave this here… ?. One last snap of my #pumpkin because I loved it so. ? #pumpkinpainting

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15. Rainbow Colors

Sunday Arts & Crafts?

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16. Boo!

#halloween2015 #pumpkinpainting #pumpkindecoratingmadeeasy #lazybutcute ?

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