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DIY Decorative Pumpkin: Maple Leaf

Decorate pumpkins without using a knife? Yes, you can! This DIY pumpkin can be done using plastic or natural leaves with a white or painted pumpkin.
Difficulty level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours

Large pumpkin

Aerosol paint


Painter’s tape

Gather the material


Paint the pumpkin

  • 2.1 - Apply two coats of spray paint (here: flat white) on the pumpkin.
  • 2.2 - Don’t forget to cover the stem with painter’s tape.

Paint the leaves

Apply two coats of spray paint (here: metallic rust) on the leaves.

Pro Tip

For this pumpkin, you can use plastic leaves or freshly picked ones for a more natural look.

Glue the leaves

  • 4.1 - Glue the leaves onto the pumpkin using either a hot glue gun or Mod Podge glue.
  • 4.2 - Let it dry.
  • 4.3 - Remove the painter’s tape.

Decorate and admire your work

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