Happy Halloween Painted Pumpkin


Happy Halloween Painted Pumpkin

Bypass all the mess of carving a pumpkin with the Happy Halloween Painted Pumpkin pattern. You can put this masterpiece outside on your porch or windowsill or keep it indoors as a decoration in order to get into the Halloween spirit. With the free pattern, this craft is quite simple to make and mainly requires acrylic paint. Because this craft uses a foam pumpkin, you can store it with the rest of your decorations until next Halloween, unlike carving a real pumpkin and dealing with the decay.

Primary TechniquePainting





  • Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics: Chartreuse, Lavender Fields, Black Tie
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • #12 flat brush
  • Black Sharpie® & regular marker
  • #1 round brush
  • Pen
  • Medium foam pumpkin


  1. Make sure the foam pumpkin is clean and dust free.

  2. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the pattern for the label from the "Happy Halloween" sign only. Go over the pattern lines with a black marker to make them more visible.

  3. Use a #12 flat brush and Black Tie to paint every other stripe on the pumpkin. Rinse brush.

  4. Use a #12 flat brush and Chartreuse to fill in the label. (You may need to use a #1 round brush around the pointed parts of the label.)

  5. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to traceand transfer the words "Happy Halloween" to the center of the label.

  6. Use the #1 round brush and Black Tie to paint on the words "Happy Halloween." Rinse brush.

  7. Use the #1 round brush and Lavender Fields to add diagonal lines inside some letters and then outline the label. Rinse brush.

  8. Use the handle end of a #12 flat brush and dip in Lavender Fields to add dots to the edges of all Black Tie stripes. Wipe off the handle end.


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For more great home decor projects and paint craft ideas, check out our eBook Painting the Seasons with Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics from DecoArt. You'll find DIY craft projects for all season.

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