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DIY Painted Baseball Pumpkin

An easy alternative to carving, painting a pumpkin can be so fun and the possibilities are endless! This easy DIY Painted Baseball Pumpkin came together quickly and it’s the perfect addition to our Halloween decor, especially for us sports fans!
Active Time45 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Yield: 1 Pumpkin


  • 1 Pumpkin
  • Aluminum Foil small strip
  • 1 can White Spray Paint flat with primer included
  • 3 Foam Paint Brushes Small
  • 1 2 oz. Bottle of acrylic craft paint White
  • 1 2 oz. Bottle of acrylic craft paint Green
  • 1 2 oz. Bottle of acrylic craft paint Black
  • 1 Paper Plate
  • 1 Fine Tip Permanent Marker Red
  • 1 Fine Tip Permanent Marker Black



  1. Clean the pumpkin to remove all dirt and dust.
  2. Wrap the stem with a small piece of aluminum foil, and press the edges in to make sure paint doesn't get onto the stem
  3. Outdoors, shake the can of spray paint well, and then spray the pumpkin with short and smooth strokes until completely covered. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, then add one more coat. Set to dry for about 30 minutes. Don't worry about the bottom of the pumpkin, as it won't be seen.
  4. Once the pumpkin is dry, remove the foil from the stem, and using a small foam brush and white acrylic paint, gently dab the edges between the stem and the flesh of the pumpkin, in case there are any spots the spray may have missed.
  5. Using the paper plate draw a semi circle around each side of the pumpkin with a pencil (mimicking the stitching on a baseball: " ) ( " Press lightly as you don't want the paint to peel off (if it does, just dab with the white acrylic paint).
  6. Trace the pencil lines lightly with the red marker, and create upside down "v"'s all the way down on each side. Make these "stitches" as thick as you like. I went pretty thick!
  7. Allow the permanent marker to dry for a few minutes. Then add little filled in dots at the end of each "stitch" to look like the holes where the "thread" is coming from. Add lines in the "stitches" and "threading" with the black marker, as you like.
  8. Finally, paint the stem green. I did not have the right shade of green (to my liking), so I mixed a couple of drops of black paint in with the acrylic green, and made the perfect green. Find the one that makes you the happiest and go with it! Just dab a clean foam brush into the paint mixture and tap it onto the stem. A little goes a long way, so just tap it on until it is completely covered.