How To Spray Paint Pumpkins – Easy Thanksgiving Decor DIY

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to mix up your Thanksgiving decor?! Today I am sharing an easy DIY on how to spray paint pumpkins! This is such a fun and easy DIY you will be wanting to do every year for Thanksgiving!

How To Spray Paint Pumpkins

Looking for a fun way to spice up your Thanksgiving table this year?!?!? Take those left over pumpkins from Halloween and pray paint them! This is seriously such an easy and fun DIY! I love that it is inexpensive but can make a statement! Also I love that this DIY brings life again to those leftover Halloween pumpkins! This is going to be the easiest DIY you have ever done, and a quick one too! These cute spray painted pumpkins will be sure to spice up your Thanksgiving Decor and even make a super cute table spread for your Thanksgiving feast!

Well let’s dive into how to spray paint pumpkins!



1-5 Spray Paint Colors (Any kind basic of spray paint should work, I used Krylon Short Cuts. If you are on a time crunch for ordering online, check Walmart & Hobby Lobby for spray paint.)

Mini Pumpkins

Cardboard or something to spray paint on


Grab your pumpkins, spray paint and cardboard and head outside. Lay down your cardboard and space out your pumpkins on it. If you are doing a few colors you can segment your pumpkins to different areas of the cardboard to be spray painted.

If your pumpkins are dirty, wipe them off with a wipe or damp cloth so they are ready to go. Just make sure your pumpkins are dry before you start spray painting.

Once you have your pumpkins sectioned off, you are ready to spray paint. Shake up your first can and start to spray. If it’s windy out, do a test spray to see the direction the wind is going so you can spray the paint in the direction of the wind. Hold your hand about 8 inches away from your pumpkin. If you are too close to the pumpkin, drips in paint may occur.

Now time for some fun! Move your hand back and forth with your can of spray paint till your pumpkins are the new color you picked. You might need to rotate them and lift them by the stem to get the under side of the pumpkin. If you still see the original pumpkin color peeking underneath the spray paint, keep spraying till it’s a solid color.

Once you are done spray painting, let your pumpkins dry for a few hours. When they are dry bring them inside for some fun! It usually takes about 2-3 hours to dry. If its colder out, it will take longer for the pumpkins to dry.

Next is the fun part! Add the pumpkins in with your Thanksgiving decor, or use the pumpkins for your Thanksgiving feast table spread! Or add your pumpkins outside for a new set up. Lots of great options!

If your pumpkins are kept in a cool area with circulating air, a pumpkin will typically lasts 2-3 months.

If you get a chance to make these fun pumpkins, make sure to tag me, I would love to see what you created! Thanks so much for stopping by today on how to spray paint a pumpkin! Hope you have a great week! Stay tuned for a fun filled week of Thanksgiving ideas!


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