DIY Halloween Decor Project | Spray Painted Pumpkins

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Gourds go glam with this DIY Halloween decor flip with pumpkin pails from the Dollar Tree!

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Excited for fall decorating? Try this easy pumpkin centerpiece Dollar Tree DIY! 🎃

I absolutely love decorating for all the different seasons, but it doesn’t always make sense to spend a ton of money on seasonal decor since I only use it for a couple of months out of the year.

If you feel the same, let’s grab some spray paint and transform a few inexpensive Dollar Tree items into a chic DIY pumpkin centerpiece for your Fall table! This is a really fun DIY Halloween decor project that will give those Dollar Tree pumpkins a shimmery makeover without breaking the bank.

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I picked up some pumpkins and leaf garlands from Dollar Tree, and two of those pumpkin candy pails from the thrift store for just 69¢ each (you can also buy them on Amazon). You could also check out the assortment of pails at Dollar Tree too! My strategy was to spray paint all of the items the same color for a more uniform and stylish look – and I’m LOVING the results!

WARNING: Spray painting things is FUN and gets addicting, especially with this DIY Halloween decor project!

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Spray Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece


Supplies Needed

  • Any fall items from the Dollar Tree or thrift stores (plastic pumpkins and garland shown)
  • Metallic spray paint



Protect a well-ventilated area with paper, a drop cloth, or some type of covering you don’t mind getting paint on.


Spray paint pumpkins and garlands with the desired paint color. To avoid runny paint, make sure you’re not spraying too close to the object, and take your time to do a few thinner coats of paint, allowing it to dry in between each one.


Arrange the painted pieces in the center of a table or on a mantle for chic fall decor that only costs a couple of dollars to make. That’s it!

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A couple of tips when spray painting Dollar Tree pumpkins:

  • I love looking for bargains at dollar stores and thrift stores, too, but you can save even more money by using inexpensive fall decor that you already own. This is such a fun and easy way to update and re-purpose any old decor you’ve grown tired of seeing year after year!
  • If you want to take decorating to the next level, Dollar Tree sells an assortment of jewels that you can add to the sides as some of our readers have mentioned!

Spray Painted Pumpkins

No one will believe these DIY Halloween decor pieces are from Dollar Tree!

After the paint is dry, have fun arranging and stacking your pumpkins on a table. Fill the larger candy pails will plants or flowers if desired. The plants pictured above are just inexpensive greenery found at IKEA, and I use them every season!

I’m really enjoying my festive table, and I love the fact that it didn’t cost a ton of money. I hope you enjoy the results of this fun DIY, too!

Enjoy this DIY pumpkin spice latte recipe at your beautifully decorated fall table!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 17

  1. Lori

    Beautiful! Love these posts!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Lori!

  2. Kelsey M

    I bought some Dollar Tree pumpkins and painted them. I also added some jewels down the side that Dollar Tree sells (I think in the craft section). Painted them a cream color and the stems gold and then went over it with mod podge I had. I was shocked at how good they look. Definitely doesn’t look like I made them for less than $2 each. I then hot glued together 8 of their leaf placemats together and put in on my long farmhouse table with candles. Looks amazing for ~$15.

    • dmesra

      I wish there was a way to share of photo of that on here! Lol that sounds beautiful

      • Kelsey M

        I saw it off of a Tik Tok if you watch any of those. Someone does Dollar General makeovers. Really creative people out there!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that sounds super cute! Thanks for sharing Kelsey!

  3. Browniesundae908

    Thank you very much Hip2Save Team for this awesome post!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      We are so glad you liked this idea!

  4. Jill

    Soo pretty love it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Jill!

  5. lindsaym

    I saw someone spray paint with the stone texture spray paint and they looked amazing! Like a stone pumpkin planter.

  6. E

    I painted a couple of the foam ones with gold acrylic paint last year and stuck fall foliage in the top. They still look great after being stored all year!

  7. Susan B

    I can’t seem to find the plastic pumpkin buckets anywhere! these are so cute!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks! Maybe closer to Halloween check Walmart and also Goodwill usually has tons!

    • Angela

      I was at Goodwill today and they put out a bunch so I grabbed a bunch @ 0.99c/each They go fast is what they said. Keep an eye out for more, I am sure there will be more.

  8. Dyra

    What type of paint do we use for the eyes and mouth after the pumpkin is spray painted that will stick?

    • Sylvia

      Dry the paint and use a little glue

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