Beautiful Painted Pumpkins Are a Twist on Typical Jack O'Lanterns

If you're not thrilled with the idea of your kids hacking away at a pumpkin with a sharp tool, how about arming them with paints and a brush this year? If you want to go a step further, pull out the stencils, glitter, and tape and just wait and see how their creations come out.

Here are 5 different takes on the painted pumpkin that will have you thinking this year is the time to retire the traditional jack o'lantern

Paul went dramatic and glam with this black and silver glitter masterpiece.

Take on both the neon and color-blocking trends with these modern creations from Jonathan.

You can get a gilded look easily with the help of tape (or circle stickers for polka dots) and a can of gold spray paint.

Trying to cut back on the sugar? Paint a candy corn-inspired pumpkin instead of chowing down on the real thing!

I'm thinking our front porch is going to look a little different this Halloween. 

Will you be carving a pumpkin or painting one this year?

Top image of silhouette pumpkin found here.

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elasmimi elasmimi

I love these. We're painting pumpkins at our pre-k party, but I doubt they will look like these!

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Oh I love these! The black and glitter one is by far my favorite!


Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

Some of those defeat the whole purpose of Halloween. That cameo one is really stupid looking.

ReiRe... ReiReally

These are cute if you're decorationg for FALL but, not really for Halloween.

Peajewel Peajewel

I love these.  However, I don't have a lot of talent and barely make it through the carving.  I cannot imagine trying to add painting to my task.  So, I will not be doing this.  Maybe I will see if my Mom wants to paint some.  She is very talented.  =)

allie... alliesmom112

we usually do both. Our painted pumpkins never look like those though because we let dd paint them. :)

jessi... jessicasmom1

Beautiful, we still like our jack o lanterns , we eat the seeds

MomX3... MomX3ThatsMe

The kids like to carve... it's fun and messy!

But I love to paint mine! :)

ceciliam ceciliam

Love these!

ceciliam ceciliam

We made some 3D pumpkins from scrap book paper this year.

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