Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins

Thank you to Michaels for sponsoring today’s post on Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins in coordination with the Michaels Great Pumpkin Challenge! #MPumpkin

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Hi friends! Fall time is here, and Halloween is right around the corner, so that means it’s time for PUMPKINS! I break them out every year about this time and tend to hear a sigh from my husband. Yes, it may get a little pumpkin crazy ’round our house. But how can you not love these gorgeous gourds?? So when Michaels told me about the Great Pumpkin Challenge I was intrigued! And they sent me a few pumpkins to test out some new tricks…and I came up with these FUN Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins!

Are you a child of the 80s? If so, you may be reveling in the bright neon revival! I think neons are so much fun, especially when it comes to party decor. So pumpkins may be a little out there, but if you’re into modern design with a POP – these would be perfect! And they were so much fun to create!

What you’ll need:

  • Pumpkins
  • White spray paint
  • Americana NEONS paint
  • Paint brush


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And the steps:

  1. I started off with an orange, black and ivory pumpkin that I spray painted white (several light coats until fully covered).
  2. Once dry I “dipped” the bottom of the pumpkin in Americana NEONS paint, spread around a thick layer with a paint brush and held upside down until the bottom was completely covered and paint started to run up the sides.
  3. Once I was happy with how far the paint ran “up” the pumpkin, I turned it upright and placed on a glass to dry.

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And voila! Perfectly modern, bright and 80s-worthy Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins!

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Aren’t they FUN! I’m obsessed. Where has neon been all these years? And I have to tell you, these Americana NEONS (that you can also find at Michaels) are fabulous! So true to color and bright! I can see more neon projects in our future. You have been warned! Ok, back to pumpkins…

Fun Pumpkin Facts!

  • All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!

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  • Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit for more information.


So let’s get our PUMPKIN on, friends! Let me know if you make your very own Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins or what fun pumpkin crafts you’re up to this year!


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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. I’m a pumpkin fanatic too and I love these! Funky but still festive :)
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  2. Umm, these are ADORABLE!!! Love em and definitely pinned this!
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  3. I love all of these new non-traditional pumpkin ideas. These are so bright and would look super cute inside the house.

  4. Oh wow I LOVE the neon! This is such a genius idea, I will definitely be making these!

  5. These are super cute! I love the neon colors!
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  6. This is so cool! It would be awesome with glow in the dark paint too ! or sparkles :) but i love the neon though too!
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  7. So pretty!
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  8. THIS IS SUCH A NEAT IDEA!!! Not as messy as carving a real pumpkin. I think im going to get the kiddies to try this out =)

  9. There is just so much awesome in these pumpkins! I love the bright contrasting colors agaisnt the white pumpkins. This is really cool! l

  10. Lookin good, Kim! Wouldn’t these rock as glow in the dark too?? Love!
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  11. I love these pumpkins! So much in fact that I featured them in my monthly round-up of fav projects.
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  12. Very cool!
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  13. These are awesome! Here from I Heart Nap Time :)
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  14. These are absolutely brilliant! Love them so much!
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  15. So cute! Love the bright colors against the white!

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  16. Those look SO great, Kimberly!
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  17. These are so cute! I love how crisp and graphic they look- such a funky take on Halloween/Fall décor!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge – today we are linking up BLUE projects – old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see you there!

    – Krista
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  18. You had me at neon! Love these fun pumpkins. Saw you at Monday Funday!
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  19. These are amazing! well done.

  20. I love that these are so out of the box. Really fun!
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  21. these are so fun! can’t wait to get fall decorating
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  22. Oh these are my favorite pumpkins I’ve seen this season. So cute!
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  23. Now that is CUTE!!! Great job!

  24. So apparently Facebook doesn’t always notify you when someone tags your FB page, so I thought I would let you know that I shared this with my FB fans :)
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  25. hi kimberly, quick queation did you use real pumpkins for this project? i love love the neon and white. thanks

  26. Hi Kimberly!
    Just wanted to let you know I included your pumpkins in my round up of favorite Halloween ideas posted on my blog today. They are seriously one of the most unique and coolest and pumpkins I’ve seen!
    Have a great weekend :)
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