Amazing Instagram Worthy Painted Pumpkins

If you need to get inspired this season with the best Instagram worthy painted pumpkin ideas, then we have done all the work for you! We scoured Instagram and found cool pumpkin ideas to get you in that fall fun mood! Most of these anyone can do, but a few of them cross over into the “artist” zone. That’s ok, they can inspire you to come up with your own amazing pumpkin painting ideas! Where tutorials exist, we have tried to track them down and get you a link. Either way, these Instagrammers are definitely people worth following! Check out these painted pumpkins, Instagram style!

Update: Many of our readers are asking us “What kind of paint do you use on pumpkins?” Acrylic paint is the way to go as it is water based, quick drying and easy to use. That applies to spray paint as well. Other possibilities are chalk paint and believe it or not, nail polish! OK, now on to the gorgeous painted pumpkins!


Amazing Instagram Worthy Painted Pumpkins


Foam Brush Painted Pumpkins

This first pumpkin painting idea is awesome. I think I could definitely take on several of these no carve pumpkin ideas with a foam paint brush and some craft paint. You could too!  Remember to let each paint color dry between layers.


Chalk Paint Pumpkins

Easy DIY pumpkin idea! Try using chalk paint for the body of the pumpkin, and then use permanent markers or oil based paint pens for the accents.


80’s Style Painted Pumpkins

A Kailo Chic Life‘ is one of our fav blogs! These pumpkin painting ideas are a clear example of why! She has a tutorial at her site for how to paint pumpkins in this ’80’s style. Don’t forget to check her out on Instagram at kailochic! (Her Instagram is amazing, everything is full of bright and happy color!)

Amazing Instagram Worthy Painted Pumpkins


Floral Pumpkin Painting

These floral painted pumpkins on Instagram are works of art! Don’t have that much painting talent? Then use these painted pumpkin ideas, and make some easy hacks to the project. Use floral patterned tissue paper instead, and decoupage it onto the pumpkin with Mod Podge!


Spray Paint Pumpkins

These blended painted pumpkins are just soooo pretty! Thing is, they just so happen to also be from ‘A Kailo Chic Life‘, and she has a tutorial on how to paint pumpkins with spray paint! (We told you you need to follow her Instagram!)


Asian Style Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Want something different? Try these Asian style painted pumpkins. Love them! I will admit, they may be a little past my artistic abilities to re-create… But then again, why not try!


Painted Leopard Spots

Leopard spotted pumpkins, anyone? These were done on craft pumpkins, (you can buy them from the link in her profile!) or you can get inspired and paint your own!


Mermaid Themed Painted Pumpkin

Ok, this painted pumpkin looks like it took some time. The mermaids theme is trendy, and the colors are eye catching!


How Do You Marble a Pumpkin?

We love how different some of these new halloween pumpkin painting ideas are becoming! Marbled painted pumpkins are an easy DIY idea usually using nail polish! ‘Color Made Happy’ has a great tutorial.


Rose Gold Stripes

So easy, right? This pumpkin idea has nothing to do with paint, but the copper tape idea was so genius, we had to include it! Keep in mind, you could use paint to create the same look! Rose gold, anyone?


Vibrant Colored Halloween Pumpkin Painting

Seeing lots and lots of bright colored pumpkin painting ideas this year! And the black and white pumpkin just sets off all the others! Easy!

We hope you loved our little painted pumpkin trip through Instagram! Amazing photos of easy DIY Halloween pumpkin painting ideas! We think you will also love our post on Pretty Painted Pumpkins, No Carve Pumpkin Ideas and 18 Classy Fall Decorating Ideas! Also, be sure and check out our post Scary Jack-O-Lantern Faces Anyone Can Carve and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table Decorations over at our sister site TBD!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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