Every October when Halloween creeps nearer I head to Pinterest to look for creative ways to decorate my pumpkin. Inspired this year by gorgeous luxury pumpkins which fit it with home interior themes from crafters such as Handy Little Me and This Mama.

Decorating a pumpkin is one of those childhood traditions that I will never grow out of. In the past, I’ve carved cats and witches, wording and even vampires into the skin of fleshy pumpkins.

This year instead of choosing hideously scary images to carve, I opted for a sophisticated white and rose gold pumpkin. Obviously, this is to feed my Instagram obsession.

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I’m going to show you how to create gorgeous looking pumpkins for this Halloween in 4 simple steps.

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What you’ll need:

  • Perfectly rounded pumpkins
  • White acrylic paint
  • Rose gold acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Newspaper


1) Lay your newspaper out, wipe down your pumpkin to remove any dirt from the edges. Ensure that your pumpkin is dry before beginning to paint the white acrylic paint onto the skin.

2) Using a paintbrush paint a thin first layer to keep all the bevels and grooves visible. Leave to dry before adding a second coat. Again paint thin layers. We repeated this until we had painted four layers.

Leaving to dry overnight we then mixed the rose gold paint with a little water and lustre shimmer for an extra shimmer. Pouring around the stalk before tilting the pumpkin gently to allow the paint to trickle down to create a run

Top tip: Use a small brush to tease the paint to run.

4) Leave to dry and your pumpkin will be totally Pinterest-worthy.

Have you created a pumpkin that you’re really proud of? Drop a comment below I’d love to see.

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Elle Blonde

Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.


Alice Fairweather · October 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

Omg these look amazing! So creative! Need to have a go, my nieces would love this! x

Diane knott · October 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Love the look of these!!!
However back in the day for me as a kid I vet had a pumpkin (get the smallest violin out in the world ????‍♀️) however I had a turnip which my mam cut out and made a kid and put a proper candle in it with a lid – I used to love the smell ?

LB - Proper Scrumptious · October 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

These look amazing!! You’ve got me feeling crafty, might have to do these next weekend when my cousin visits! X

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