Instagram YouTube Pinterest Facebook
Looking to redecorate your home? Crafting for the holidays? Need a fun idea to do with the kids? We have craft ideas for all occasions and experience levels! From simple home decor projects to personalized giftable items, we are sure you will find projects that inspire. Be sure and share any projects you do with our products using #decoartprojects for a chance to be featured.

Pastel Pumpkin Contest Prizes

By: Robb Restyle
September 26, 2018

print Pinterest
Pastel Pumpkin Contest Prizes
Pinterest Logo

Halloween has always been one of my favorite seasons. And, activities like competitive pumpkin decorating, costume contests and more are a fun way to celebrate the season. I thought it would be fun to try something different and mix pastel colors into our Halloween decor this year.

Maybe you have a fall carnival at your school or church… or maybe you are hosting a Halloween party with awards for pumpkin carving and costumes and you need a few inexpensive prizes for your event? This easy DIY project is the perfect way to celebrate your winners with adorable (and GLOWING) pastel pumpkin contest prizes! 

Items needed:

  • Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Radiant Yellow
  • Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Green Energy
  • Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Pink Explosion
  • Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Peach Punch
  • Americana Neon Lights 2oz - Knockout Blue
  • Glamour Dust 2oz - Glamour Dust Crystal
  • Foam or plastic pumpkins
  • Scrapbook pinwheel/fan stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrush


I grabbed a few foam pumpkins at the dollar store for this project. It doesn’t matter what color you start with, we are going to paint them all with Americana Neon Lights paint, which will fully cover the original color. I love transforming inexpensive pumpkins into craft projects!

Instruction #1 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-7
Pinterest Logo

I wanted to create three different prize categories, so I painted my larger pumpkins with Americana Neon Lights in Pink Explosion, Knockout Blue, and Peach Punch. My larger pumpkins were made of styrofoam, so I added three coats of paint to make them super smooth on the outside.

Instruction #2 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-6
Pinterest Logo

Then I used Americana Neon Lights Green Energy to paint the stems with a pop of green.

Instruction #3 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-5
Pinterest Logo

Before my last coat of color fully dried, I sprinkled the top of all of my pumpkins with DecoArt Glamour Dust. I just LOVE this stuff! It’s such a delicate and fine glitter that it really adds some glam to your projects. Sprinkle the dust over wet paint and shake off the excess. 

Instruction #4 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-11
Pinterest Logo
Instruction #5 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-12
Pinterest Logo

The last thing I added were the prize categories. I found some scrapbook stickers that looked like little paper fans and I glued paper categories that I printed off the computer to the top of the fans. Next, I finished them off with a ribbon that was folded in half and glued to the back. I used a hot glue gun to attach the price ribbons to the pumpkins.

Instruction #6 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-2
Pinterest Logo

I think something really special happens when you combine neon light paint and glamour dust. All that sparkle really makes the paint seem to glow… and if you have a blacklight at your Halloween event - they actually WILL GLOW! How fun is that??

Instruction #7 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-3
Pinterest Logo

Part of the fun in hosting a creative Halloween contest is using the prizes in your decorations. And these neon bright and sparkly pumpkins will look so adorable on your table! 

Instruction #8 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-9
Pinterest Logo

Throw in little candy treats for the kids and adults and you’ve got the cutest prize station for your Halloween party, fall festival or pumpkin contest. 

Instruction #9 - Pastel-pumpkin-contest-prize-DIY-10
Pinterest Logo

Be sure to visit Robb Restyle  for more projects and to learn more about Kristy.


Leave a comment: