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12 Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Set a bewitching scene inside or out with jack-o'-lanterns in whimsical, easy-to-paint designs.

By Heather Rinder and the Family Circle home editors

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polka dot pumpkin
Peter Krumhardt
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Polka Party

Harvest-hued dots are spot-on festive decor.

Here's how: Paint the entire pumpkin white, except the stem. Let dry. Use an apple corer to randomly punch circles into the pumpkin—punch carver about three-quarters of the way through. Choose bright, seasonal colors to paint the punched circles.

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