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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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spotted white pumpkin
James Baigrie
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In the Loop

A stripe of bold circles rounds out the holiday look.

Here's how: Paint the entire pumpkin white, except the stem. Let dry. Lightly press two strips of masking tape around the pumpkin to make horizontal guidelines. Place one strip one-third from the top, the second one-third from the bottom. Freehand draw medium-size circles (or trace bottom of a can) between the tape strips. There are no set rules—space circles 1 inch apart or vary the distance. Paint each circle orange. Let dry and remove masking tape.

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