DIY Halloween Pumpkins

DIY Halloween pumpkins with spray paint and mod podge.


This project is something I did a few years ago when the boys were tiny and both of them napped the afternoon away. I miss those days however, if you had told me that at the time, I would have rolled my eyes. I was seriously overwhelmed and I coped by crafting.  And starting this blog 😉 So on one rainy fall afternoon, I busted out some spray paint and Mod Podge and went to town with a pumpkin DIY. (Affliate links have been added if you want to grab some supplies of your own!)

I wasn’t as adventurous back then (you’ll see what I mean when I share our current pumpkin projects!) so I went with some black and purple spray paint. The purple pumpkin was a fail but the black one rocked my socks.

The pumpkins got a few coats of spray paint before coming inside for some decorating.


Spray paint and mod podge pumpkins for an easy Fall DIY project

I really wanted to cover the pumpkins with lace doilies but couldn’t find any that were suitable so I started rummaging through my craft paper until I came up with some groovy purple and black paper which I cut into strips. Love my handy dandy paper cutter….it’s still going strong after  years of use.


Paint and mod podge pumpkins for an easy DIY Halloween project.

The paper still wasn’t working for me until I pulled out my craft puncher and ran it over the edges….

Spray paint and mod podge some pumpkins for an easy Halloween DIY project


I was really rushing as both boys were napping and I wanted to get the messy stuff over with so I wasn’t completely careful and missed a few spots….oops.  I attached the strips using a paint brush and the mod podge.


Spray paint and mod podge pumpkins for an easy DIY Halloween Project

The pumpkin stem got a little black bling to up the wow factor.

End result? A fancy pants black and purple pumpkin for the front porch.

Spray paint and mod podge make an easy DIY Halloween pumpkin project



Transform pumpkins with mod podge and spray paint for an easy DIY Halloween project.



Aside from the part where I dumped the glue all over the kitchen table and floor, this little project was easy and fun.  I was able to finish it during the boys naps and it cost $2.50 (the cost of the pumpkin) plus the spray paint, craft paper, and decorations which I already had on hand. Not a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.


Spray paint and mod podge a pumpkin for an easy Halloween DIY project


I’m in full blown spray paint mode again this fall so be sure to check back in to see what we’ve been up to with this year’s fall decorating.



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  1. Hello Jenna,

    I have never tried to spray a pumpkin but it looks cool. Never done the Mod Podge thing before either. I’m going to play with the Mod Podge thing this winter when I’m stuck inside.
    Great ideas !!

  2. Hey there! Stopping by from the Sunday Blog Hop linky on Thank you so much for linking up! I absolutely love this project. It’s so easy, I’m pretty sure I could do one with some amount of success. Ha! And I especially love your graphics! I’ve pinned it!Hope to see you again on the next linky 🙂

  3. I love spray painting our pumpkins! One year I did one hot pink for my daughter & she loved it. Your pumpkin looked so chic & I love the $2.50 DIY project…awesome! I’m going to have to break out the modge podge and get to work. Great post! (Coming over from Small Victories Sunday Linkup)

  4. Your pumpkin looks great. Using the punch on the edges of the paper really add lots of detail. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  5. Hi Jenna, It’s a really nice result, your pumpkin looks awesome! I like the idea because I like pumpkins, but their orange/yellow colour doesn’t match in my home. I wanted to try it myself and the results were nice. Not as clean and neat as yours, but still allright. I wrote about it on my blof and offcourse I mentioned that I got the idea from you, so I linked tot your site, I hope that’s ok. 🙂

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