DIY Painted Pumpkins - Craft paint and a Q-tip!

“All The Pumpkin Things” | DIY Housewives Vol. 17

This time of the year, I’m like “Gimme all the pumpkin things!” Today, I actually have a dozen pumpkin things to share! The first Wednesday of the month is here and the other DIY Housewives and I have rounded up some of our tried and true DIY’s all centered around the beloved pumpkin! We’ve got crafts, decor, recipes and more from posts we’ve shared in the past and since October has arrived, let’s bring all of these pumpkin posts back to life!

I’m throwing it back, like way back to 2014 when I decked out the front porch of our old house for Fall with cornstalks, mums, lanterns, gourds and few super simple DIY painted pumpkins. And we can’t talk about my old front porch without mentioning our old front DOOR! She was truly a beauty. I mean I have *actual* dreams about her.
Alright, back to the pumpkins already!
With a bit of paint and an everyday household item [click here to see what I’m talking about in the tutorial!], I added a touch of cuteness to the already adorable mini pumpkins!
Here is one example below…
DIY Painted Pumpkins - Craft paint and a Q-tip!
By simply adding dots along the lines of the pumpkin, it has a new graphic look! There were a few variations to my “painted” pumpkins, but all were very basic techniques. See the rest of my DIY painted pumpkins here! And you know I had to have some pops of black among all of this ORANGE! I love how a 5 minute makeover was all a few of these little guys needed!
Don’t forget to pin for later!
12 DIY Pumpkin Ideas for Fall - Pumpkin Crafts, Decor, Recipes & more!
Be sure to head on over to the other DIY Housewives’ posts to see their spin on DIY pumpkins, too! I highly recommend you get your pinning fingers ready because there are some goodies!


If you’d rather buy than DIY, then here are a few cute and fun options!

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metallic mini pumpkins
Sweet Fall Centerpiece Pumpkins
Black and white polka dot pumpkin
Gold Graphic Stripe pumpkin
Gold and white speckled pumpkin
Gold dipped pumpkin

Happy October, friends!

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