Lowe's Home Improvement

Painted-Face Pumpkins

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Need fresh pumpkin ideas this fall? Our pumpkin decorating project is sure to make you smile. Just add painted faces and clever accessories (with some unexpected materials)!

Painted pumpkins

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Drill with 3/4-in bit
  • Hobby brushes (also available at Lowe's: #105657)
  • Handsaw
  • Needle and thread


  • Pumpkins
  • Rubber slip joint washers, #24358
  • 3/8-in x 20-ft caulking rod, #96255
  • Ultra soft disposable earplugs, #31083
  • 3/8-in x 48-in poplar round dowel, #19380

Valspar Signature paint:

  • Amazon Silt, #6010-4
  • Raspberry Wine, #1009-9
  • Faint Maple, #2008-9C
  • LaFonda Deep Clay Red, #2003-7B
  • Jekyll Club Veranda Ivory, #7003-20

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Step 1

Paint faces on the pumpkins with hobby brushes.

Step 2

Add fun accessories to the painted pumpkins -- such as earrings made out of rubber slip joint washers, a wig made out of caulking rod, and a necklace made by stringing disposable earplugs (found in the hardware department) together with a needle and thread.

Step 3

If you like, remove the pumpkin stems and stack the pumpkins on top of one another. Drill holes in the tops and bottoms of the pumpkins, cut a dowel to size, and insert the dowel between the pumpkins for stability.