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28 of the Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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Need fresh ideas for your Jack-O-Lantern this year? Even the Old Masters used to copy other artists’ work so it must be that having a picture to work from inspires! Have fun family time or decorate pumpkins for a kids’ party activity by using the ideas in this round-up where you’ll discover cute to creepy pumpkin décor including cats, bats, owls, eyeballs, Legos (cool!), sweethearts, mummies and pumpkins eating pumpkins (eww!). Celebrity pumpkins include Olaf, Cookie Monster, R2D2 and Burt and Ernie. Substitute gourds and create a Frankenstein or Ninja Turtle. Paint and pumpkins mix with a spider pumpkin, snowmen pumpkins, a Jack-O-Lantern vase and odds and ends embellishments. Don’t want the kids to use a knife? No problem! See how to do a spider web wrap, a gauzy mummy, funny face, use glitter and rhinestones or buttons and bows. Bonus: a number of these links have several additional pumpkin and seasonal décor suggestions!

See Also

1. Cat Pumpkin :: Good Housekeeping

2. Lego Pumpkin :: Kenny Loule

3. Stitched Up Jack-o-lantern :: Spoonful

4. Bats Jack-o-lanterns :: Spoonful

5. Sweetheart Pumpkins :: Women’s Day

6. Mummy Pumpkin :: Women’s Day

7. Olaf Pumpkin :: Disney Family

8. Pumpkin Eating Another Pumpkin :: Chop Cow

9. Eyeball Pumpkin :: This Old House

10. Bert and Ernie :: Make: Zine

11. Monogram Pumpkins : Better Homes and Gardens

12. R2D2 Pumpkin :: Make: Zine

13. Pumpkin Owls :: Martha Stewart


14. Cookie Monster :: Treud Kids

15. Snowman Pumpkins :: Club Chica Circle

16. Painted Hanging Bat Pumpkins :: Better Homes and Gardens

17. Junk Pumpkins :: Better Homes and Gardens

18. Spider Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens


19. Spider Web Pumpkins :: Women’s Day

20. Sewing Scraps Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens

21. Mummy Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens

22. Sparkly Spider Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens

23. Pumpkin Person :: Better Homes and Gardens

24. Crafty Boo Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens

25. Spider Web Pumpkin :: Better Homes and Gardens


26. Frankenstein Pumpkin :: Spoonful

27. Ninja Turtle Pumpkins :: Crushable

28. Alternative Pumpkins :: Better Homes and Gardens

Need some ideas to decorate your own creative pumpkins? Check out these great pumpkin decorating ideas crafted up by the Spaceships and Laserbeams Crew!

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.