I hope you love this round up, because these modern ways to decorate a pumpkin are definitely getting me into the fall spirit. I always pine for summer this time of year, but this dreary, rainy fall has made my longing for summer even stronger! I know I need to embrace the season (and steel myself for the winter that’s coming!) so I rounded up some ideas for how to decorate a modern pumpkin. I love quirky, weird, ghastly Halloween decor (exhibit A: my ghostly DIY rat wreath that grossed everyone out) but there’s something so much less jarring about a pumpkin that complements existing decor. Here are 15 of my favorite modern ways to decorate a pumpkin. You’re sure to love this list if you’ve been craving chic, elegant, and gorgeous fall decor. If you’ve got a link to a pumpkin decorating tutorial you love – or made – share it in the comments!
It’s the same technique I used to create my Pyrex-inspired pumpkin back in 2016 (an oldie but a goodie).
Of course I’m going to sneak my own DIY pumpkin decorating into this list! I still love my easy marbled pumpkins – all it took was a bottle of nail polish and a bowl of water!
These glass bead pumpkins from A Beautiful Mess are so clever because they create a gorgeous stained glass glow when a candle is placed inside! This mixed lot of glass dome beads has 200 pieces – that would make a lot of gleaming, glowing pumpkins for a walkway or patio.
If you like the look of polka dots, but not the mess of drilling into a pumpkin, try my easy DIY sequin pumpkins, which was as easy as peel-and-stick. I picked up those sequins from the dollar store, but you can find muli-color sheets of these online too.
For a two tone look, I spray painted my pumpkins aqua and then added a dusting of copper spray paint for a modern gradient pumpkin effect:
There you have it: my favorite 15 modern ways to decorate a pumpkin. Which idea do you like the most? Looking for more modern Halloween and fall decor ideas? My fall Pinterest board is brimming with ideas!