Do it yourself – No mess Halloween pumpkin

Halloween is upon us! So we sent out our spiders to crawl the world wide web for a hassle free, no mess and carving free Pumpkin ideas. We found it for you! Just use chalk, spray paint and your favorite typefaces. We hope you’ll like it and give it a try.

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Here is step by step for no mess Halloween pumpkin


Step 1

What you’ll need:
Chalkboard and gold spray paint
Painter’s masking tape
Newspaper or cardboard
Black Sharpie

Step 2



Using your masking tape, tape off any part of the pumpkin you don’t want painted. It could be the stem, or you can create designs like stripes or polka dots, or paint only half of the pumpkin.

Next, place your pumpkins on a piece of cardboard or newspaper outside and begin spraying. Make sure you spray at least 10 inches away so you get a nice, even coat. You’ll only need to do one coat of paint.

Step 3


Choose a beautiful typeface to design what you want to put on your pumpkin and then print it out at 100%. Place the sheet on the pumpkin and, using a pen, trace around each letter. When you lift up the sheet, there should be a clear indent in the pumpkin of where you need to chalk.

Step 4


Wait 30 minutes before removing any masking tape, then peel off gently. Next, use your chalk to begin to fill in the outlines.

If you make a mistake, just use a wet towel or Q-tip to erase it and start again.

Step 5

You can also use a black Sharpie to draw your design. We created this half-painted gold pumpkin and drew a house number.

Step 6

And you’re done! Beautiful pumpkins without any carving.

We would love to see finished your typography pumpkins too! Comment here or share on our Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.E

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