40 Halloween Decorations Lightening Halloween Decorating Ideas with Optimistic Designs

halloween decoration ideas

Here is a collection of 40 funny Halloween decorations and fun pumpkin painting ideas that help add happy faces and cheerful characters to Halloween home decorating. Smiling and playful Halloween decorations are just perfect for young kids and those adults who like to keep Halloween decorating ideas light and pleasant.

Traditional and creative funny faces and characters look familiar and friendly. Simple and quick pumpkin carving and painting ideas bring cheerful designs, charming details and humor into Halloween decorating, celebrating traditional and original Halloween ideas and making everyone smile.

These Halloween decorating ideas for those who like to explore the creative side, add personality to holiday decoration and share free time with young children, making simple, colorful and optimistic Halloween decorations that look special, attractive and cheering.

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Pumpkin carving designs and funny Halloween decorations

Pumpkins are fun to carve and paint. Pumpkins are the most popular Halloween decorations that everybody enjoys. Funny pumpkin faces and playful characters are alternative fun Halloween decorating ideas that might inspire you to create bright and bold Halloween decorations for your home this fall.

Painting funny faces on pumpkins is a fun way to make Halloween decorating ideas versatile, light and pleasant. Painting allows to make gorgeous Halloween decorations without having to clean up the mess that often results from traditional pumpkin carving.

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When carving a pumpkin you only get one chance to cut it right. Painting ideas offer many opportunities to experiment and try again to create the perfect design. Painting pumpkin faces and designing playful characters of pumpkins are right choices for families with young kids.

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How to paint pumpkins and make Halloween decorations

Wash pumpkins with warm water to remove dirt. Clean pumpkin surface helps the paint adhere to the pumpkin. Pat the pumpkin dry with paper towels. Place the pumpkin on a newspaper-covered table.

Colorful pumpkins, bright painting ideas for Halloween decoration

Sketch out the funny face on the pumpkin with a pencil or consider finding a pumpkin face painting stencil that can easily be taped to the pumpkin and then outlined.

After sketching out the face design on the pumpkin, write numbers on the pumpkin surface according to color. Numbers help kids paint the pumpkin face just like they would paint a paint-by-number canvas.

Pumpkin painting ideas for fun Halloween decorating

Paint the pumpkin using acrylic paints. For big areas use a wide paintbrush and for thin areas use a thin paintbrush. Let the paint dry after the pumpkin face has been painted. Take the pumpkin outside and spray it with acrylic clear coat. This will make the pumpkin surface shiny and help hold the paint in place, preventing cracking or chipping.

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  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 14.10.2014