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Chic Inexpensive Painted Pumpkins

By: Brittany Goldwyn Merth
October 4, 2019

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Chic Inexpensive Painted Pumpkins

Today I’m sharing a quick and budget-friendly DIY—painted pumpkins! This project is an easy one, but it has a big impact. You can easily customize it using the color palette of your choice, but I love the dark and moody vibe this color palette gives. It’s a huge change from how bright the pumpkins were before.

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Metallics 8oz - Antique Bronze
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Estate
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Carbon
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Everlasting
  • Inexpensive pumpkins
  • Small paintbrushes


Step 1: Pick up five inexpensive pumpkins. I chose an assortment of different shapes and sizes for more visual interest.

Step 2: Paint one pumpkin using Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting. I recommend painting the entire pumpkin but the bottom so you can stand it upright to dry. Then, once it’s dry, you can give the bottom a quick coat. I needed two coats to cover all of the orange/yellow base.

Step 3: Repeat the painting steps for another pumpkin using Estate. I chose an orange-colored pumpkin for this one so that I would need only one coat of paint. Trying to match up the item’s base coat with the paint color as closely as possible can help you use less paint.

Step 4: Paint another pumpkin using Carbon. Carbon covers quite well, so I only needed one coat.

Step 5: I painted my remaining two pumpkins Americana Decor Metallic in Antique Bronze. Since the rest of the pumpkins were chalky finish, I wanted to do multiple metallic pumpkins for a beautiful pop. The metallic paint required two coats.

Step 6: Once all of the pumpkins were dry, I painted the stems. I kept the metallic stems as is, but I used Carbon and Antique Bronze to paint the stems on the other pumpkins. I loved the contrast of the metallic stem on the black pumpkin and the black stems on the red and white pumpkins.

I arranged all of my pumpkins with fall foliage and other fall-inspired items. These pumpkins would make the perfect addition to a fall mantle display or centerpiece—all for $5 and some paint!

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GORGEOUS --and so easy! How long do you think the pumpkins could last after painted?

Felix Lizarraga

October 4, 2019

Hi Felix - Since these pumpkins are artificial, as long as you keep the pumpkin inside, these painting pumpkins should last forever.


October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the prompt answer! And I'm sorry it took me this long to respond. Had I taken a more attentive look to the scale of the pumpkins next to the ornaments, my question would have been unnecessary... :-D Thanks again!

Felix Lizarraga

October 9, 2019

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