5 Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

When the month of October rolls around, there's nothing we love more than visiting our local pumpkin patch and plucking a few plump jack-o'-lanterns to bring home with us and get in the fall spirit! In celebration of National Pumpkin Day on October 26, we're sharing five fun, easy, and family-friendly ways to decorate pumpkins and create spooktacular decor for Halloween!

1. Melted Crayon Pumpkin 

Fawn Design 5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decor

We love this cool, modern take on decorating pumpkins using melted crayons—no carving required! This hands-on activity is fun for kids and adults, and doesn't take much time to complete. Get the full DIY here

2. Floral Pumpkin  

Fawn Design 5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Floral Pumpkins

This blooming jack-o'-lantern is easy to create and will add a dose of style to any Halloween soiree! Just spray paint your pumpkin the color of your choice, drill some small holes in a swag pattern across the front, and insert a few fresh blooms. Spritz the blooms with water to keep them hydrated. Read more here

3. Wrapping Paper Pumpkin 

Fawn Design 5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Wrapping Paper Pumpkins

We love this cute, no-carve pumpkin decorating idea! All you need for this DIY are pumpkins, wrapping paper, and Mod Podge. Get the full how-to here.  

4. Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece 

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Why use any old vase for your Halloween centerpiece when you can use a pumpkin? Just cut off the top of a pumpkin or a large gourd, scoop out the center, and use the vessel to arrange flowers or as a planter for succulents. Get the full DIY here

5. Letterboard Pumpkin

Fawn Design 5 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas - Letterboard Pumpkin

Why not have your pumpkin double as a letterboard this fall season? We love this clever pumpkin decorating idea from a Girl and a Glue Gun. Get her DIY here