Is there anything more magical than a trip to the pumpkin patch in the middle of fall? Crisp weather, colorful leaves falling, and the spooky anticipation of Halloween makes me giddy! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is something of an art, and I almost enjoy that more than the carving part. In fact, I don’t really enjoy carving pumpkins all that much! The goop and stringy guts all over my fingers is not my idea of a good time. So we’re swapping our carving kits for paintbrushes this season! These DIY pastel pumpkin faces are just my cup of tea this season.
A pretty palette and quirky faces make the perfect pairing for pumpkins. And our painted pumpkin templates makes this project so simple. And the best part? No pumpkin guts! Less mess, more cute, equally festive. That’s what the world needs.
This is one of a few posts on which we’ve collaborated with the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville. We collaborated with her a few years ago on our popular succulent painted Pumpkin family post (remember?!) and those cute faces are here for a return visit!
DIY Pastel Pumpkin Faces
With painted pumpkin templates
- Matte spray paint in pretty pastels, black, and white
- Acrylic paint for details
- Templates for faces
- Spray paint your pumpkins in a variety of colors. We went the pastel route for this tutorial, but you can use whatever colors you like! (Rainbow, anyone?). Let dry.
- Paint on some sweet faces using the templates.
Voila! Time to display these adorable pumpkins on your porch!
More DIY Halloween Pumpkin Ideas
Want to experiment more with your Halloween pumpkin decor? We have so many pumpkin DIY ideas for you! Try using these painted pumpkin templates to make a succulent-pumpkin family! Or check out our most popular pumpkin display – DIY rainbow pumpkins! For more non-carving pumpkin decor, take a look at these monogram pumpkins and dried flower pumpkins.
If you loved these DIY pastel pumpkin faces, be sure to check out more fun printables in our Halloween shop