We originally made these DIY Rainbow Pumpkins in 2017, and since then they have inspired even more rainbow pumpkin projects like this arch, and this paper pumpkin tablescape.
When it comes to Autumn and Halloween decor, I always have a difficult time deciding which direction I want to take it. Do you go traditional with black and orange and the typical bats and witch hats? Or maybe all white with plenty of skeletons and ghosts? Honestly, I’ll probably switch it up every year. But is it any surprise that I wanted to go rainbow? I love those front porches that are overflowing with pumpkins and I thought would look so fun in a beautiful muted rainbow palette. It’s a simple concept, yet the execution looks so stunning! These DIY Rainbow Pumpkins are the perfect way to adorn your porch for October and November!
Let’s paint the pumpkins rainbow!
DIY Rainbow Pumpkins
- Various sized pumpkins
- House and acrylic paints in a rainbow of colors (palette below)
- Masking tape to mark off the stems
- Wipe down your pumpkins with a wet rag to remove any dirt or grime and let dry
- Tape off the stem to avoid getting paint splatters on it.
- Paint 1-2 pumpkins each color of the attached color palette. Let dry
- Arrange on your front porch in rainbow order!
TIP: The paint will easily chip/peel off the pumpkin, so if you’d like them to last longer, feel free to coat them with a sealant.
Other DIY Rainbow Pumpkin Projects
Use this rainbow look everywhere this holiday season to tie it all together! If you want an even bolder rainbow pumpkin display and one that you can reuse in the future, check out our DIY rainbow pumpkin arch! For that project we used foam pumpkins so we can enjoy it for plenty of years to come. Or for our most simple and sustainable rainbow pumpkin project yet, you can make them out of paper for your holiday dinner party. You can find that tutorial here!
For more rainbow inspiration and DIY projects, check out our Pinterest here!
Lovely! Do the acrylic paints do well in rain? I am thinking of doing this to a few faux pumpkins this year!
Hi can you give the brand name of acrylic paint and the names of the color pallet? Thanks in advance!
Hi Catol–we used a bunch of paints that we had leftover from other projects, so, unfortunately, we didn’t note the names.
Oh my gosh. What a cheerful menagerie of pumpkins. I need to grow a crop next year and try this DIY rainbow pumpkins idea out.
It is really amazing