Pumpkin Decor Using Plastic Cups

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October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Decor - two finished cup pumpkins lit with LED candlesLast minute on Halloween decorating? This is a cute, fun, and simple alternative to pumpkin carving, plus great for all ages (especially kids).



  • index card or paper
  • 1 cup or water bottle
  • LED candles
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • Sharpie
  • Exacto knife


  1. I am not good at free handing, so I decided to make a stencil using an index card (a little more sturdy than printer paper) and drew my pumpkin face decoration. Using an exacto knife, I cut out my pumpkin face stencil.
  2. Pumpkin Decor - draw face on index card and cut out
  3. I securely taped the stencil on the plastic cup and using my paint brush dabbed on paint. Allow paint to dry for 5-10 minutes and then peel off your stencil (which can be reusable). Another alternative if you don't have plastic cups is to use a water bottle and cut it in half, decorate the bottle by painting the entire bottle and leaving out the eyes/mouth. Or, if you want to be mess free with the paint, you can use a Sharpie marker and decorate the plastic cup free hand.
  4. Pumpkin Decor - tape stencil onto cup
    Pumpkin Decor - paint
    Pumpkin Decor - blue face


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November 1, 20170 found this helpful

Super cute!


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
November 1, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you and very easy to make :)

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