Pretty in Pink Pumpkin Halloween
For our Halloween celebration, we are thinking beyond traditional Halloween colors this year. We decided to think outside the boring black and orange. Our Pretty in Pink Pumpkin Halloween is a chic and festive DIY. While carving pumpkins is always a fun, time-honored tradition, not all of us enjoy scooping out pumpkin innards until our hands are stained orange. We chose a fun alternative instead: pumpkin painting!
Spending a day painting pumpkins with Adele’s soulful tones drifting through the speakers? Yes, please! Our pumpkin painting tutorial is simple and enjoyable, the perfect combination for a fun afternoon with your friends. We chose to paint our pumpkins in the Paris312 Coquette theme because the print is so fun for a party, and we knew the vibrant colors would look fabulous on pumpkins.
We picked up pumpkins in a few different sizes. We spray-painted our mini pumpkins gold for a chic metallic accent, and we loved them so much they ended up on everyone’s desks in the Paris312 office!
What you will need:
- 2-3 large pumpkins
- 4-5 mini pumpkins
- 1 can gold spray paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Pink acrylic paint
- Lime green acrylic paint
- Magenta acrylic paint
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Metallic gold acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Paintbrushes (large and flat for painting the base coat, small and round for detailing)
- Newspaper (you won’t forgive yourself if you get paint on the table)
- A paint palette or various small bowls to mix your paints
Paris312 Coquette Collection:
Step 1: Find an outdoor space where you can spray paint your pumpkins. Spray paint the mini pumpkins and the stems of the large pumpkins gold. 1-2 coats of spray paint will ensure a solid gold color. Also, the fumes can get a little intense, so make sure you don’t get too close and take plenty of breaks!
Step 2: Set down newspapers on a large, flat surface. We may or may not have gotten a little pink paint on our table, so trust us when we say the more newspaper, the better!
Step 3: Paint your base color with the large, flat paintbrush. In the Coquette collection, the main base colors are pink and black. We painted two pumpkins pink and one black, but feel free to change up the combo. Make sure to paint two coats of your base color on your pumpkin to make sure no orange is peeking through.
Step 4: Using your smaller paintbrushes, start painting the details of the Coquette print. Have fun with it! The different shapes and colors juxtapose nicely with the pink and black pumpkins.
Step 5: Wait for your pumpkins to dry—Starbucks break, anyone? —and then style with your party essentials!
We loved using our Coquette pumpkins for a table centerpiece and a stylish sweets table, but the inspiration doesn’t stop there! You could style your fireplace mantle, use the pumpkins for festive window décor, or dress up a buffet table at a party. We can’t wait to see how you style your pumpkins.