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Lilly Pulitzer Pumpkins

DIYKim & Chloe

How to make a cute Halloween Pumpkin

Orange and black are so typical for a Happy Halloween, Is it possible... can we actually make it pink and green?

If you like Lilly Pulitzer pumpkins as much as we do you can! Just follow these simple steps and soon you'll be a fan,

Grab a pumpkin (fake's fine) your fave print too, And follow along as we tell you exactly what to do!

lilly pulitzer pumpkin supplies

Supplies needed:

  • 1 craft pumpkin in a light color (or paint a regular craft pumpkin a light color) - don't worry this is a no carve pumpkin idea!
  • Lilly Pulitzer Napkins or Lilly Pulitzer patterned paper
  • Modge Podge
  • Sponge Paint Brush

Step 1 Lilly Pulitzer napkins

Take your Lilly Pulitzer napkins (or any napkins will do - just pick a favorite print!) and peel off the white backing. Ours were 3-ply, meaning there were 2 white pieces on back of the colored print.

2 cut trim

Cut off the trim around the edge of the napkin and cut the napkin into 2" strips.

modge podge pumpkins

Apply a liberal coat of Modge Podge to your craft pumpkin. Then very carefully apply the strips of the napkin from the top of the pumpkin to the bottom of the pumpkin all the way around the pumpkin. Overlapping a bit is fine, but be sure not to leave any spaces between each strip.

modge podge over paper on pumpkin

Apply a coat of Modge Podge to the top of the napkin strips or paper strips once they have been applied and the first layer has somewhat dried. Let this layer dry and apply more to any bits that might be sticking up.

lilly pulitzer pumpkins

At the last minute, we decided to paint the stem metallic gold using our Martha Stewart paint, since a dull brown stem didn't do our pink and green any justice!

Halloween no carve pumpkins

And voilà... you are done and have a pink & green Halloween... or a colorful Halloween in whatever patterns or Lilly Pulitzer pumpkins colors you have chosen!

Want a more tradition orange and black pumpkin.. then check out our black and white stripe pumpkin.

For more inspiration, here are cute ideas my friends have for Halloween: