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No-carve Pumpkin Decorating!

It wouldn't be fall without the bountiful display of these majestic gourds lining porches and windows. Decorating pumpkins is a beloved autumn tradition for all ages. collage has gathered a roundup of our favorite decorating ideas, as well as the collage supplies needed...

Halloween Display made with DecoArt Extreme Sheen Paints


Photos: @thepumpkinpatch_sauvieisland

a day at the patch...

We had a fun day at the Sauvie's Island Pumpkin Patch, choosing a mix of different shapes, sizes, and colors for our porch decorations.

There is nothing quite like a visit to your local pumpkin patch, sipping on some fresh cider, and getting lost in a corn maze to set in those fall vibes!


DecoArt Craft Acrylics

DecoArt comes in a variety of finishes from Metallics, Satin, Extreme Sheen, Glitter, and even Neon!

These versatile craft paints are inexpensive and easy to clean with soap & water, so you can paint with the kiddos with ease.

These warm minimalist pumpkins were painted with a Satin DecoArt Base, and accented with Extreme Sheen drips and stems.


Extreme Sheen

Not only does the Extreme Sheen Metallic Paint make for an eye-popping design on this one, but the added three-dimensional DecoArt painted butterflies really create a magical scene!

Also love the sparkling glitter details here.


To achieve a stunning iridescent effect blend different colors of Extreme Sheen.

You can even add some glitter to make it even more extra!

Don't want the fuss of glue and glitter? DecoArt craft painted patterns make pumpkins look awesome (without the extra mess and hassle of gluing things)

Paint your own designs or use stencils to make endless design possibilities.

Dimensional Paint Patterns

Dimensional Paint or Puff Paint gives a great dimensional effect and freehand movement to patterned designs.

Paint Pens

Use Paint Pens to easily hand draw patterns and

designs onto any color pumpkin!


These pumpkins take embellishment to the next level and we are here for it! Layering art paper, sequins, lace, ephemera, ribbon, rhinestones, and more turn pumpkins into a maximalist masterpiece.


Decoupage is a cool technique to layer mixed craft materials with Mod Podge glue.

Below the first & third images use printed cardstock is decoupaged for a traditional vintage look.

The second image decoupages cut tissue paper shapes onto an acrylic painted base.

Bring nature in...

Our final decoupage inspiration uses found leaves with layers of Mod Podge to seal them in!

Embellished Bits

Use sequins and rhinestones, yarn & cord, and natural fall decorations to embellish your pumpkins!


Use some hot glue and lay down your choice of yarn, cord, and twine into different patterns.

String Art

Spell out words or designs with nails and wrap string to fill in!


Keep it simple and let washi lead the way!

Check out our collection of patterned, solid color, glitter, and metallic foil washi tapes.


Use chalkboard paint as a base and chalk to make a classic Halloween display, and even change out your designs from time to time...


Check out our crafting supplies, decor, and other Fall & Halloween goodies!

That's a wrap!

Don't forget to show off your Fall-inspired projects for a chance to win a $50 gift card in our #collagepdxprojects Instagram Contest!

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