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The Easiest DIY Pink Pumpkin Decor for Fall

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You’ll love this easy DIY pink pumpkin decor for fall! These painted pumpkins are the perfect way to spruce up your front porch decor or tablescape.

Four ombre pink and gold painted pumpkins on white table.

I have a confession to make:

I’m not a big fan of Halloween decorations.

But I still like to be festive and put up some fall front porch decor every year.

If you don’t love Halloween decorations either, I have the perfect solution!

You can make these beautiful ombre pink pumpkins.

They are so simple and you can customize them however you’d like.

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Paint containers and a paint brush in front of pink pumpkin decor all on white table.

(Chalk paint is the best paint for pumpkins!)

How To Make Painted Pumpkins

Nine white plastic pumpkins sit on wood table before being painted.

1. To start, wipe each of the pumpkins down with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt and to make sure the surface is clean for painting. 

2. Next, group the pumpkins together how you’d like to paint them to make sure you don’t have too many pumpkins of the same color.

Four DIY pink pumpkins with gold stems sit on a paper bag after being painted.

3.  Start with the powder pink chalk paint and paint two pumpkins that color. Once they are done, set them on the paper bag to dry.

4. Next, paint one pumpkin in the blush paint.

5. For the rest of the pumpkins, use a 2:1 ratio of paint. Two of them can be 2 parts powder pink and 1 part blush. And the other two can be 2 parts blush and 1 part powder pink.

Paint brush rests on paper plate with pink paint next to plastic pumpkins all on plastic bag.

(These 4 pumpkins ended up looking very similar, but if you’re really looking closely you can see a slight difference in shade.)

6. Once the pumpkins are dry enough to move, painted the stems. This will take 2 coats of paint to cover the black stem.

(The gold I used was pretty yellow too, so if you want a softer color, I would suggest getting a lighter shade of gold.)

Painted pink pumpkins arranged on front porch with containers of mums and tin milk jug.

Personalize Your Pumpkins

If pink isn’t your thing (it’s not for everyone) you could TOTALLY do this project with other colors!

I think navy pumpkins with gold stems would be amazing or shades of green or even just black and white.

I love that you can customize this project for your personal taste and decor.

You can also use these pink and gold pumpkin decorations inside to accent your pastel Halloween decorations, get smaller pumpkins to put on your coffee table, or use these as a centerpiece on your table like I did for Mia’s pumpkin first birthday party.

The possibilities are endless!

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Tips and Tricks

Four ombre pink and gold painted pumpkins on white table with paint brush and jars of paint right below.

You could definitely do this project with real pumpkins, but I’m all about saving money and time, so I just bought the plastic ones so I can reuse them year after year.

I thought I would need 2 coats of paint for the pumpkins, but they were completely covered with just one coat!

Make sure the pumpkins are completely dry before you try and pick them up to avoid having to repaint. It’s best to pick the pumpkins up by the stem when you are moving them so you don’t smudge the paint.

Want More?

If you liked these pink pumpkin decorations, you’ll love these easy fall DIY’s:

Your Turn

If you have any questions about this pink pumpkin decor, let me know in the comments!

And, if you’ve got any great DIY outdoor fall decor ideas, feel free to share them below.

Shelby Stephens

Saturday 28th of August 2021

Pretty pumpkins. Makes me think of festive and decorating!

Jessica Ashcroft

Monday 30th of August 2021

Thank you Shelby!

Ashley Ziegler

Thursday 10th of October 2019

These are so cute! Makes me want pink pumpkins!


Saturday 12th of October 2019

Thank you so much Ashley!! Give me all the pink haha!