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Fall Project — Make Painted Address Pumpkins {tutorial}

Here’s a little project I made the other day. I had picked up these cool Nickel Address Numbers awhile ago, intending to make a new address sign for the front of my house. But when I saw a good deal on pumpkins, I thought it would be fun to make a little Family Address pumpkin vignette for my front porch.

{and when I’m done I can take them off and make another project with the numbers}

Here’s what I did:

  • The first thing that I did was spray paint the pumpkins. I originally started spraying them all different colors, but once I started putting them together I decided that it looked a little too crazy. So I went back and sprayed them all the same color. But if you like a more natural look, you can leave the pumpkins a natural color, or spray paint them white.

  • Once dry, I got out my stash of ribbon and went to town. I found a couple coordinating ribbons for each pumpkin, then measure the width of each pumpkin, cut the ribbon and glued the ends together. I tied a couple other ribbons to the stalk of the pumpkins too.
  • Then I stuck the house numbers inside the pumpkins {centered in the middle of the ribbon}.

That’s it!!

Now I have some cute blue and orange pumpkins that display my house numbers. And, if you like a more natural look, skip the spray painting step. Keep your pumpkins natural. OR, you can also spray paint your pumpkins a more natural color like green or white.

Either way, you have a eye-catching addition to your Fall decor.

And I plan on keeping mine on display through Thanksgiving :)


PS — Are you thinking of ideas for Great Holiday Handmade Presents?

How about making DIY Bookmarks? Bookmarks are a great present for anyone on your list from teachers and neighbors to stocking stuffers! I’m sharing 10 awesome bookmark tutorials at The New Home Ec today.

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  1. Oh this is such a cute idea with the home number!
    That blue pumpkin is simply awesome :)

  2. What an adorable idea!! This is such and easy and cute craft and is perfect for a doorway or front porch. I have seen painted pumpkins before, but I have never thought of incorporating spray paint and ribbon- two of my favorite things- into decorating a pumpkin. Love it! You also picked such cute colors!!

  3. Those are super adorable!! You put colors together in such an awesome way. I love seeing the bench there in your decor too…that is one of my all time favorite projects of yours! :o)

  4. thats super cute! great idea, would never of thought of that

  5. Do you not have wind? Your front door/porch is always beautiful. After a day full of 60 MPH wind here in Nebraska I sometimes wonder, are we the only ones with wind??? :) Your post is lovely as always! ~tiffany

  6. Absolutely adorable. I always love your color choices. Your style is so distinct and always so cheerful.

  7. Wow! So pretty! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

  8. BLUE PUMPKINS!!!! Love love love the numbers on there! You are a turquoise lovin’ genius!

  9. I love that you took a very unHalloween color and made it work really well in a terrific holiday scene .

  10. Oh, love it! I will have to adapt this just a bit but I am definitely going to try it out!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Super idea… like always :)

  12. Cerrisse Wood says:

    Too cute! I love this idea.

  13. Those. Are. Adorable!!!

    • MiMi » Thanks my friend!! I think my neighbor thought I was crazy putting blue pumpkins out there and then taking a million pictures LOL!! They are bright and happy :)

      I hope you are having a great day!!


  14. Those are awesome! I bet you have the most awesome house in the neighborhood!

    • Jenny » Thanks Jenny!! LOL – I don’t know about that. I was out there taking pictures of my pumpkins the other day and my neighbor kept walking past wondering what in the world I was doing LOL!!!


  15. I love the colors you chose! It really makes the pumpkins stand out. What a beautiful display!

    • Gwen@theboldabode » Thanks Gwen! I always gravitate toward blue for some reason. But afterward I was thinking that they would have been really pretty painted off white too.


  16. Jen those pumpkins are absolutely adorable! I love the color, but I’m pretty sure my hubby would think I was crazy if I painted our pumpkins blue:) I love all the ribbon you added….time to hit the craft store!

    • Kelli » LOL – my husband knows I’m crazy!! I think they would be really pretty painted white or by using natural white pumpkins too. Thanks for the sweet comment! I hope things are going well for you guys!!


  17. This is adorable! I love all of your front porch decor. :)

    • Melissa C » Thanks Melissa!! It makes me happy seeing it all ready for Fall :) Thanks for the sweet comment!!


  18. How cute these are! Where did you find your house numbers at??

  19. Jen these are adorable! What a great idea. The color looks great 2!

  20. Oh my gosh, Jen, they are adorable! Love them!!

  21. Hi Jen!

    Those pumpkins are so stinking CUTE! I really love the bright colors you used!! Guess I need to get busy! Hope you’ve been doing well!

  22. Thanks Jen,

    Love the pumpkins, glad I’ve seen then in time to make them for halloween :-)

    Great work!