With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s time to pull out all the Halloween projects! Next week I’ll be sharing a bunch of DIY Halloween costume projects, but for DIY Friday today I wanted to share a fun and easy Halloween craft: Painted Pumpkins on Pedestals!

I’ve seen a million painted pumpkins out there in so many varieties, but stacking them and putting them on pedestals makes for a fun and unique look. Try different sizes and heights of pumpkins and pedestals so you can put them all around your house — short and wide ones as a centerpiece on your table, big and tall ones on your hearth, little tiny ones for your mantle…the possibilities are endless!

Share your Halloween projects on social media using hashtag #DIY4Halloween, or find more inspiration on Jo-Ann’s project sharing hub!

Click through to see the full and easy tutorial!

Materials Needed:
white & black spray paint
white & black acrylic craft paint
sponge brushes
painters tape (optional)
large candle holders (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
hot glue (or super glue)

Step 1. Determine your stacking order, then use a sharp serrated knife to cut off the stems of the larger pumpkins that will be underneath in the stack (the pumpkins are a thick kind of styrofoam, so it’s not very hard to cut)

Step 2. Spray paint some of the pumpkins black or white. Once they’re dry, hand paint or tape them off with painters tape and then paint in the lines. Have fun and get creative!

Step 3. Once all your pumpkins are painted and dry, use glue to attach them all in a stack, then glue the entire stack to the pedestal. And you’re done! 
Happy Friday!!
this post was created in partnership with Jo-Ann


  1. Those pumpkins are gorgeous! Love it!!

  2. Natali says:

    Super cute DIY! It will so come in handy at the end of this month 🙂

  3. Christina Storm says:

    Oh my goodness I love these! So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  4. TheDecorina says:

    Super cute for Halloween! I love the pedestals.

  5. So cute! I love the white and gold ‘spooky’ pumpkin!
    XO Kelly

  6. Erin Li-Sik says:

    These are seriously adorable! And honestly I have never seen this before, so very original. Always great stuff, Merrick!

  7. Jessica says:

    Ah! Such a cute idea! I really want to try this out on my pumpkins. I just love Fall! Wonderful post as usual! 🙂

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