Halloween is such a fun and creative time of the year, its definitely in my top 2 Holidays to decorate for. I love making super cool Halloween pumpkins. Our family has a big Halloween-off to see who can make the craziest design! Between pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin crafting- there are always unique diy Halloween pumpkin ideas to try out that are sure to impress your friends and family this Halloween!
You can use a super cool printable pumpkin pattern or learn how to carve a pumpkin using a unique pattern with characters. Below are 10 awesome and creative ways to decorate your Halloween pumpkin this year!
And if you are obsessed with Halloween as much as I am, you might also want to pick up our free Halloween Recipe cards. I use these often for taking notes on my Halloween pumpkin designs and even for Halloween party planning.
1. The Mummy Wrapped Pumpkin
Use cheesecloth cut into thin strips. Apply fabric stiffener to cheesecloth and apply strips to pumpkin, leaving the top and bottom of the pumpkin uncovered. Let dry. Hot-glue eyes to pumpkin. Using additional cheesecloth strips cover each eye diagonally so a little of each eye peeks out. Let dry. Carve out a small mouth from the layers of cheesecloth using a crafts knife and paint the inside of the mouth black or use glow in the dark paint.
2. Spider Stencil Pumpkin
This pumpkin is easy to make- just grab some paints and a few spooky stencils and have some fun. Throw on some glitter, feathers, or cool sequins and you have a designer DIY Halloween Pumpkin Ideas.
Get a bunch of free fun pumpkin stencils here.
3. Glitter and Gold Pumpkins
A little paint, glitter, and stenciling can make some truly glamorous designer looking Halloween pumpkins!
4. Simply Sequin Pumpkins
Grab some glue and sequins and make yourself a shiny beautiful pumpkin- big or small works great!
5. Crayon Drip Pumpkin
These are the latest craze in designer pumpkins. So unique and creative and very fun for kids! Just keep the heart away from them.
6. Fun Owl Halloween Pumpkin
These pumpkins look like they would be difficult to make or require purchasing items- but those grey pieces are all made with sunflower seeds!! Seriously, that’s it. You just need a hot glue gun and seeds- you could even use pumpkin seeds and paint them. At first glance I thought they were metal or places pieces stuck on, but nope just plain ole seeds. Get the full instructions HERE.
7. Silhouette Face Pumpkins
These are so cute and trendy! You can make these on fake pumpkins as well to reuse year after year.
8. Pretty Painted Pumpkins
Oh I love this youtube channel and all the cute craty things she makes. I especially love these creative Halloween painted pumpkins. These are great if you you are looking for a non-messy no carve Halloween pumpkin design this year!
This video has some fantastic ideas and not just for pumpkins!
9. Mouse Invasion Pumpkin
This one is great for a cool creep factor and very easy to make. Just make some simple holes in a big pumpkin and add rubber mice, rats, or even creepy crawly bugs.
10. The Ultimate Carved Pumpkin
Cant forget Halloween’s favorite carved pumpkin. These are the ultimately DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas for carving, designing, hacking, and displaying! These are what Halloween is all about. So many cool patterns and designs to choose fun. Go for flair, go for the creativity, go for the fun and get messy! Check out these extreme pumpkins and find your favorite this year!