12 Painted Pumpkin Ideas for All Those Leftover Gourds
Halloween has come and gone, so what do you do with all those pumpkins you didn't carve? With a little paint, you can keep them and create one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving decor. Click through for tried-and-tested favorites.
DIY Matisse-Inspired Pumpkins: So you've decided to do a funky take on Thanksgiving. Abstract shapes and lots of color are how to incorporate those traditional elements with a bit of flair. (via Oh So Beautiful Paper)
DIY Painted Dashes Pumpkins: Use your gourds as a canvas for whatever geometric shape your heart desires. Mixing colors within the shapes takes the taping technique up a notch. (via Dream Green DIY)
DIY Thankful Pumpkins: Remind your guests (and yourself) what the upcoming holiday is all about with this calligraphy-covered 'kin. (via Simple As That)
DIY Marbled Pumpkins: Push the trend a step further and marbleize everything from the table decor to the linens. (via Alice & Lois)
DIY Copper Cursive Pumpkins: Hand-lettering is still super hot and makes for a very personal touch. Cover your extra gourds in beautiful metallic script and display them all around the home. (via Inspired By DIY)
DIY Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Pumpkins: Go plastic and make a work of art that will last for years to come. Just don't forget to mix those little critters in for added cuteness. (via PMQ for two)
DIY Modern Pumpkins: You don't have to make things complicated to make them interesting. Simply repeating a pattern in metallic colors can make a bold statement. (via Super + Super HG)
DIY Fall Leaf Pumpkins: While this one is mod podged, you can paint leaves of all colors and shapes with some stencils. (via Design Improvised)
DIY Mud Cloth Pumpkins: This trendy pattern is simple and will fit right in with your boho-inspired decor. Create a grouping of various colors and sizes for a more interesting look. (via Home Oh My)
DIY Painted Pumpkin decanters: This DIY is just as effective with wood balls as it is with mini pumpkins. Just make sure they don't fall into the decanters! (via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY Mod Pumpkins: Color blocking with an autumnal palette creates a mod look with little effort. It's all about those clean tape lines and fast-drying paint. (via 4 Men 1 Lady)
DIY Spray Paint Pumpkins: Add a metallic touch to your Halloween decor for a totally Insta-worthy tablescape. (via A Side of Sweet)
DIY Gold Splatter Pumpins: Don't be afraid to have fun with your turkey day decor. Bold colors and paint flecks keep it fresh and interesting. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY White Washed Pumpkins: Sometimes all you need is a little gift tag and some glitter to dress up a white-washed gourd. The extra foliage will also bring a natural element. (via The Beauty Dojo)
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Ariel loves color, bold design, and eclectic decor. She goes by many names including "color decor wizard” and is also the voice behind PMQ for two (www.pmqfortwo.com) where she creates interiors and decor that are renter-friendly and creative.