Halloween is such a great time for creativity. For one, there are all sorts of pumpkin decorating options to take advantage of! For pumpkin carving, take a look at my list of over 700 free pumpkin carving patterns you’ll see that there’s a pumpkin stencil for just about every interest.
Note: The hands-down easiest way to paint a pumpkin is to use a foam 9″ craft pumpkin. You won’t have to worry about irregular surfaces or covering up the color. You’ll also be able to use your pumpkin for decoration year after year!
Looking for superhero or other Marvel painted pumpkin ideas? I’m a huge fan of Captain America (I’ve had a special place for him since I did a set visit), and I’m in love with this Cap pumpkin!
I admit, this one doesn’t use paint, but I had to include this Mummy Mickey Mouse no-carve pumpkin. I also think this would be really cute as a white pumpkin, or with several mini pumpkins.
If you’re wanting to make your own DIY Disney decorated pumpkins for Halloween be sure to start with quality supplies. Using great raw materials when you begin to paint your pumpkin goes a long way toward great results!2. Clean and dry your pumpkin. We used baby wipes when I worked with the master pumpkin carver. You can also use a damp rag and a bit of all-purpose cleaner or dish soap.
I love how painted cardboard circles make the Mickey Mouse ears on this Disney painted pumpkin. Use that painter’s tape I mentioned before to get a clean line separating the black paint and the red paint.
This Cinderella’s coach made from a painted pumpkin is inspired! The white gourd wheels are everything. You can spray paint orange gourds for the same effect. You can easily buy all the recommended supplies on Amazon. If you use Amazon prime it will be delivered to your front door in 2 or 3 days and you won’t have to hunt all over town for everything! As you can probably see, I love mixing Halloween pumpkins with pop culture, and Disney painted pumpkins are a great way to do that. I have all sorts of Disney pumpkin painting ideas to share with you!
Pixar movies offer so much variety and creativity. It’s so fun to see the elements from some of my favorite movies translated into painted pumpkins for Halloween!This Elsa painted pumpkin with layered irridescent sequins is gorgeous. I love how the smaller pumpkins alongside it match but they’re not exactly the same. See how to do it here.
The other supplies just makes the project easier. The extras, like an additional paint brush, spray paint and Mod Podge can also help make the finished painted pumpkin look neater and more professional.1. Don’t stress over choosing your pumpkin. The professional pumpkin carver I worked with told me that any pumpkin can be carved into a great design. So pick the pumpkin that works for you, OR just use the pumpkin closest to you.
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Olaf is definitely my favorite, and I love that he has this bright little pumpkin next to him! Consider using spray paint to paint your pumpkins if you’re doing a full layer of a single color. You’ll get a nice even coat and you’ll finish the job very quickly!I updated this Disney painted pumpkin ideas post in October 2022. All the original content is still there, I just added several new Disney pumpkin ideas throughout the article. Enjoy!
7. Paint from lightest color to darkest: Identify what paint colors you need, then start painting with your lightest color first. This will minimize smearing and make any painted pumpkin mistakes much more fixable. Also, starting with a white pumpkin if you’re sticking with light colors will minimize the layers of paint you’ll need.
This stack of Cinderella Disney decorated pumpkins is a beautiful nod to the film. I think Mod Podge could work well for securing some of the embellishments to the pumpkins.Let these 2 R2-D2 and C-3PO designs inspire your own Star Wars painted pumpkins! This is another painted pumpkin decorating idea that would work well starting with a white pumpkin.
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Making Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory into jack-o-lanterns might be difficult. I think the artist is so clever for using a butternut squash for Dory!3. Seal your pumpkin (optional). Pumpkins are porous. Sealing your pumpkin will help the paint stick to the pumpkin. We’ve had good luck with this spray-on clear coat.
5. Transfer your design onto your pumpkin using carbon transfer paper. Just put your Disney pumpkin design on top of a sheet of carbon transfer paper and go over all the lines with a ballpoint pen.
6. Tape off sections for clean lines. Use painter’s tape to paint clean, even lines onto your pumpkin. This is especially helpful for any straight lines, dividing up the pumpkin into sections and doing something like painting half of a pumpkin one color.
The black Mickey and Minnie pumpkins are minimalist and modern, the painted Tsum Tsum Mickey and the Gang pumpkins are fresh and fun, and the Minnie Mouse painted pumpkin is just adorable! These DIY Disney No Carve Pumpkins will give your family something fun to do for the holiday season. You can create a family of Disney pumpkins for your doorstep or even have a pumpkin “no carving” contest! The good news is that some DIY Disney No Carve Pumpkins ideas leave the actual pumpkin I damaged. So you can use it again the next year. You could even consider painting over any designs, if you really want to save money!There’s no gentle way to say this: prepare to spend a pretty penny on those artificial pumpkins. At Michaels, you’ll see prices from $30 and up! Target and Walmart are more reasonable.
With the increasing demand for faux pumpkins, they can be found just about anywhere. From craft stores like Michaels to retail chains like Target, you’ll find a variety of sizes, shapes, and even colors.
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When it comes to decorating pumpkins for the holidays, you can expect to spend some money. Likewise, you can expect to spend priceless time with your kids and family.
On the other hand, someone may be referring to a real pumpkin that they simply don’t carve. Rather, the Pumpkin is decorated with paint, vinyl, and other craft supplies.
I cannot carve a pumpkin to save my life. I’m just really bad at it. I don’t have the patience or the strength. So, until my son is old enough to carve pumpkins – it’s all craft pumpkins for this mama.
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There are two things that could describe “no carve pumpkins”. First, you may be referring to a craft pumpkin or simply put: a fake pumpkin that you decorate.Hi, I’m Laura! I’ve created this blog to educate people about growing, cooking, baking, and decorating pumpkins. Be a pumpkin pro and create memorable fall moments. Recently we painted a unicorn bunny pumpkin and this pleased my 4 year old daughter no end but my little boy was upset we did not do one for him, that is until now! Winnie the Pooh is loved by both girls and boys so I knew I was onto a winner! Fall is all about decorating pumpkins and one of my favorite ideas is this Disney Winnie the Pooh pumpkin painting ideas! It is sure to please young and old alike.Here in our house we literally spend everyday in October and some of November doing some pumpkin decorating. We alternate between carving and painting.
Who might I make next?! Who knows it could be the lovable Tigger or Eeyore, but for now I am going to sit back and admire my Winnie the Pooh pumpkin painting.
These Disney pumpkin decorating kits are the perfect combination of easy pumpkin decorating and awesome Disney Halloween decor for your front porch. We love this series of Disney no-carve pumpkin kits that make decorating your pumpkins so much easier. Kids of all ages can help decorate pumpkins for the front porch without worrying about carving off a limb.Brittanie Pyper loves her hot hubby, her two sweet boys, new baby girl and crafting like a beast. Her recipes and crafts can be found all over the internet because, well, she’s awesome. Check out her personal site: Simplistically Living.
Last year in 2021, Disney partnered with Target to sell these adorable pumpkin decorating kits. This year it has been a challenge to find them outside of eBay. But we are doing our best! Some of them are showing up at Lowes and we will keep looking this Halloween season to locate where you can find them all…and more!
I just love Halloween. With the change of seasons comes talk of pumpkins. Everywhere you turn you’ll find pumpkin candles, soaps, chewing gum, lattes, and so much more!2013-2014 Disney Parks Moms Panelist, Avid traveler, Skier, Foodie, Writer for On the Go in MCO, #DisneySMMoms 2014, Mom to hEARing impaired kids – A frequent visitor to Disney Parks since 1973! View all posts by Jacqui ClarkIn our home, we get very excited about decorating pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a favorite pastime. The only downside to carved pumpkins is their staying power. They just don’t last very long. A few years ago, we began painting pumpkins early in the season. Using an average pumpkin as our blank canvas, we can create some pretty spooktacular pumpkins that last and last and last.For large pumpkins, I like to use old fashioned plastic pumpkin buckets I find at the thrift store. They are good for collecting Halloween candy and also making fun pumpkins for Halloween.Celebrate your love of Disney movies and Disney Parks by decorating your pumpkins as your favorite Disney characters from a Disney Princess and Minnie Mouse to a classic Mickey Mouse pumpkin, there are lots of characters that can inspire your fun pumpkins. If you don’t have a white pumpkin, you could always spray paint your pumpkin first. And if you don’t love duct tape like me and have some artistic skills then you could paint the BB-8 design on it. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin carving. It’s messy and hard to cut intricate details. Plus almost impossible to correct mistakes. By using paint and duct tape, I can add different colors and create fun pumpkins.The point though is that I couldn’t keep my BB-8 pumpkin for the next year, so I decided craft pumpkins were much better than real pumpkins for my fun designs. Keep on reading for Disney, Star Wars, Pixar and Marvel pumpkin ideas. I tend to decorate with duct tape because it’s easy to work with. Check out my tips on cutting duct tape. Use a hot glue gun to attach two pumpkins together or to add accessories. Craft foam, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and fabric can help you complete your character pumpkins. In fact one of my first Disney pumpkins was a BB-8 design using real pumpkins. We found the perfect extra large white pumpkin at our local pumpkin patch and then topped it with a mini white pumpkin. Then I used duct tape to create BB-8’s signature orange, black and silver designs.
A variety of supplies can be used for no carve Disney pumpkin ideas. Again you can choose to use real pumpkins from the pumpkin patch or faux pumpkins from the dollar store.
Besides classic Disney characters, consider a Disney Pixar Movie to inspire your themed pumpkin. From Toy Story and Finding Nemo to the Incredibles and Luca, there are lots of fun pumpkins you can make.
I like to buy a variety of sizes of craft pumpkins including mini pumpkins because they make great ‘heads’ when modeling your pumpkins after a Disney character.
Continuing with the geeky pop culture ideas, let’s celebrate Marvel which appeals to everyone from young kids and teens to adults! If your family loves superheroes, then let them pick their favorite character to inspire your pumpkin projects.
Cover the pumpkins in white or black paint, or whatever base color you want your pumpkin to start with. Don’t forget to paint the bottom of the pumpkin. I tend to use craft paint but spray paint is also a great way to start your project.Halloween season is almost here and it’s time to start planning costumes, parties and pumpkins. My favorite kind of Halloween craft is no carve pumpkins, and honestly they are almost all Disney pumpkin painting ideas.
Skip the spooky decorations and decorate your Halloween pumpkins to look like your favorite Disney characters. Check out this fun Disney pumpkin painting project ideas. Use real pumpkins or faux pumpkins from the dollar store, either works great.Basically paint and duct tape are the key to most of my own Disney pumpkins. I always plan a few more pumpkins each year, and decided it’s time to round up all my ideas and including other fun Disney painted pumpkins from other websites.
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I like to display my Disney pumpkins every Halloween, so I prefer to paint a faux pumpkin vs. using real pumpkins. Although if you like to go pick out pumpkins at a pumpkin patch, most of these Disney pumpkin painting ideas can be made using real pumpkins too.Take for example, Olaf. A popular Disney character who is known for his role in ‘Frozen’, has come to life with not one but two creatively decorated white pumpkins with what also looks like tree branches for arms.