7 gourd-gess ways to decorate your pumpkins this Halloween

October 8, 2021 by Cricut

There's no doubt it is the season of pumpkins. Spiced scents waft out of coffee shops and pumpkin butter for both bread and body line store shelves.


As the days inch closer to Halloween, pumpkins make their way from the stores to home doors. While some may opt for the traditional type of pumpkin carving, try skipping the carving and seed scooping this year in favor of some simple, crafty ways to decorate your doorstep.

1. Traditional jack-o-lanterns

Bring smiles to trick o’treater faces with these simple versions of the traditional Halloween-ready pumpkin. Because they’re made with vinyl, you can mix and match the eyes, noses, and spooky smiles for fun variations throughout the month.

Pumpkins decorated as jack-o-lanterns for Halloween with permanent vinyl

2. Pumpkins with a touch of flair

Love carving pumpkins but want to make a few easy additions to spice things up? Consider adding finishing touches like Halloween sayings or spiders along side your other designs.

3. Skull decals are a no-brainer

Whether for Halloween or Día de los Muertos, skull designs make for popular selections when it comes to decorating. Cricut Design Space has a wide selection to pick from, whether you’re adorning your gourds, walls, glassware, or even greeting cards.

4. Draw attention with stencils

Paint and stencils make a perfect pair when it comes to pumpkin decorating. Use your vinyl to make patterns of any kind, like this intricate spider web.

Orange and white spider web painted on white pumpkin with stencil

5. Add dimension with cardstock

Want to do something that sticks out? We went batty for these 3D designs using glitter cardstock, and combined it with vinyl decals for a little something even more extra.

6. Pumpkins can dress up too

Seeing a giant tarantula in our house would normally not be the most exciting thing for many people, but how cute is this one? Everything really is more fun with a set of googly-eyes.

Black pumpkin decorated as tarantula

7. Friendly fun for everyone

Scary stuff not your scene? One of the best things about Halloween is you can make it whatever you want. Skip the dark colors and opt for something light and fun instead, like our unicorn pumpkin head or even just polka dots.

Show us your pumpkins! Tag @cricut or use #cricutmade on your favorite social network.

Looking to make costumes? Check out these fun kids costumes or try going costume casual.


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