If the ooh and goo of carving pumpkins doesn't put you in the Halloween spirit, grab a paintbrush instead. Painted pumpkins can be as festive or as chic as you want and customized to fit any decorating style.
Get creative with your pumpkin's color scheme by painting a design that fits in with your room's decor. Lucy from Craftberry Bush customized this one for her daughter's room by first giving it a chalky blue background and then adding pink and green florals with acrylic paint. And don't forget the stem -- it's the perfect place to add a little touch of gold.
Here's proof Halloween decor can be chic. These black, gold, and geometric pumpkins from Bubby & Bean are stylish and super easy to replicate. All you need is a some painter's tape, metallic spray paint, and a little acrylic paint (or permanent marker) for your design.
Kids will love creating and decorating with these simple little doughnut pumpkins from Shannon Claire Interiors. Paint your icing first (strawberry or chocolate), and then dot on your "sprinkles" with a small brush. Easy and adorable!
For Courtney's pumpkin inspiration on A Thoughtful Place, she turned to a favorite pillow fabric. This fun dot pattern was easy to achieve using acrylic paints and "dabbers" she picked up at a crafts store. Turn any pumpkin into an instant vase by removing the top and filling it with real (or faux) leaves or florals.
Sometimes the simplest projects produce the prettiest results. Katie from The Casual Craftlete used chalk paint in soft shades on small artificial pumpkins. (You can often find these at crafts or dollar stores.) She placed them in a milk glass bowl along with acorns, pinecones, and greenery to create the perfect fall centerpiece.
Look no further than your kitchen shelves for pumpkin painting ideas. This pretty pumpkin was inspired by vintage yellowware bowls. After priming with an acrylic paint and hand-painted stripes, a coat of antique stain was brushed on to give it a potterylike look.