DIY Ombre Halloween Pumpkin Decor

diy halloween ombre pumpkin decor

Did you all know that Michael’s Craft Store is having a pumpkin decorating contest right now? You have to use one of their craft pumpkins, decorate it and upload the photo to their site. If they pick your pumpkin, you can win a $250 Michael’s gift card and $500 in craft supplies. Yep, I’m aaaaalllll over that.

This is my entry and I figured if I’m going to make it, I should share how I did it, right?

If you want to make one, keep reading!

halloween pumpkin decor materials

Ombre Halloween Pumpkin Decor materials

Acrylic paint
Paint brushes
Craft pumpkin

light paint pumpkin

Step 1

Make a medium sized circle with cream colored paint.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, we’re just going to use it to make a gradient in the next step.

Move on to step 2 before your paint dries!

purple pumpkin

Step 2

Add a light purple paint in a circular shape above the yellow and blend them together the best you can.

Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect. We’re going to paint over a lot of this soon. We just have to get a good ombre going.

Before the paint dries, move on to the next step.

purple ombre halloween pumpkin

Step 3

Now, add some dark purple to the top and blend downward.

Let it dry.

halloween pumpkin

Step 4

make a hill in black paint. it should be uneven.

Let it dry.

diy halloween ombre pumpkin decor

Step 5

Paint some tombstones, a tree and some birds (or bats).

When you’re finished, poke a hole in your pumpkin stem and hang it on your door.

I love my new Halloween pumpkin! I kind of wish I had purchased a larger pumpkin so I might go back and get a bigger one.

Let me know what you think!

Happy crafting!

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