Want to copy these DIY coastal pumpkin ideas? These painted and carved coastal pumpkins are perfect for any beach home this fall.
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When fall comes around, everyone starts to get super excited for the pumpkins, colored leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and that cooler whether! But, if you live on the beach or in any tropical location. . . fall may look a little different. And, that's where DIY coastal pumpkins come in to save the day!
The typical orange pumpkins and harvest yard signs don't really mix with the beach life all that well. However, that's just fine because putting a coastal twist on your fall decor makes it even better.
There are so many coastal fall decor ideas that will fit your beach home this season. One of them being DIY coastal pumpkin ideas, which can double as a fun activity.
By painting your own coastal designs on pumpkins, you will have yourself the cutest beach pumpkins to set on your front porch.
You are going to discover a variety of painted and carved coastal pumpkin ideas that you can recreate with friends and family.
This post is all about the best DIY coastal pumpkin ideas.
Best DIY Coastal Pumpkin Ideas
1. Tropical Leaves Pumpkin Idea
These adorable pumpkins feel like a breath of fresh air. They are so fun, bright, and tropical. For some reason, they remind me of the movie Lilo & Stitch. . . anyone else?
These would be fairly easy to recreate. I would recommend printing out a tropical leaf outline, so that you can easily trace it onto the pumpkins.
2. Nautical Themed Pumpkins
These pumpkins definitely give off a more fancy and luxurious feeling! If you are looking for a few pumpkin ideas that would look super cute on your front porch, then you should seriously consider recreating these.
These can be easily recreated with some glue and glitter.
3. Neutral Theme With Starfish
Sometimes sticking to the basics turns out even better than the complex designs. Simply, paint your pumpkin white if it isn't already, then add your minimalistic coastal design which could be a starfish, sand dollar, turtle, etc.
4. Sea Creature Themed Pumpkins
BLUE BLUE BLUE! If you are a blue fanatic. . . then this one is for you. The options are endless when it comes to painting sea creatures on your pumpkins.
This blue crab design and starfish design are perfect inspiration for that under the sea theme.
5. Octopus Pumpkin
If you are looking for a marine life pumpkin idea, then this adorable octopus design is a super cute option! By sticking to the classic blue and white color scheme, these pumpkins can be added anywhere. Be sure to check out this adorable artist on Etsy at "Go Coastal Studio". If you are not an artsy person, then I recommend purchasing the finished product! Instagram: @M.Rinaldi
6. Simplistic Beach Pumpkin Designs
If you are not artistic like myself, but still want to participate in the fun pumpkin painting, then these are the beachy designs for you.
They are basic, but super cute! You can have a variety of pumpkins with small designs like these and when you put them all together, you will have yourself an adorable collection of coastal pumpkins.
7. Under The Sea Pumpkins
At first glance, these pumpkins are like an explosion of the ocean. You have seahorses, octopuses, starfish, and coral all together. These coastal designs are definitely on the more complex side, but if you are up for the challenge, then I would go for it!
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8. Minimalistic DIY Coastal Pumpkin
If you are wanting to add a beachy touch to your pumpkins, but nothing too bright and detailed, then this is the inspiration you need.
The key is to stick to one color and keep the design simplistic. The gold and white combination is personally my favorite.
9. Pretty In Pink Coastal Pumpkins
Who says fall has to be all orange?! You can have fun with your pumpkin designs by adding a splash of color like pink!
These pink flamingo and starfish designs are so stinkin' cute!
10. Aqua Blue Pumpkin
Having a coastal design can be as simple as adding the color blue to your pumpkins. You probably know by now that the coastal and beach theme rely heavily on that aqua blue color.
These are extremely easy to recreate and are perfect for those of you who don't want to attempt anything that is too complex.
11. Turtle Pumpkin Idea
Turtles for the win! When in doubt on what design to paint on your coastal pumpkin, you can always fall back on any turtle design.
This turtle idea is by far one of my favorite. The detail on the shell and the surrounding coral make it so beachy.
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12. Mermaid Pumpkin Idea
How fun and unique is this mermaid pumpkin design?! The detail on this is insane and makes me feel like it is straight out of the little mermaid movie.
I am not going to lie. . . I think this is my FAVORITE beachy pumpkin design.
13. Whale Tale Pumpkin Carving
If you are interested in carving the pumpkin instead of painting, then this is a super fun and easy design you could replicate.
This can also be done with paint, so it really just depends on your preference. Of course, if you decide to carve the pumpkin you can put a little fake candle inside to light it up at night!
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14. Nautical Pumpkin Carving Ideas
There is just something about white pumpkins that I love. They are just so simple, yet beautiful. The best part is that they can be easily dressed up or down.
The anchor and sailboat carvings are perfect for any beach home.
15. Beach Pumpkin Idea
Why not paint the actual beach on your beachy pumpkin?! This is such cute idea that can be done fairly easily. You could even choose to add your own beach designs in addition to the turtles such as seashells, beach umbrellas, sand dollars, etc.
16. Octopus Pumpkin Idea
This is another adorable ocean themed pumpkin design that would look super cute among some white pumpkins. Stick a few of your beachy pumpkins throughout your neutral pumpkins to give your fall decor that coastal twist.
17. Seahorse Painted Pumpkin
Fun, colorful, and bubbly! That is exactly how I feel when I first look at this decorated pumpkin.
It feels so tropical, yet fall like. Recreate this pumpkin design and place it on your entryway table!
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18. Beach Lifestyle Pumpkin Carvings
You can always carve your pumpkins instead of painting them if that is the route you want to go. This light house, seashell, and palm tree carving are simplistic and beachy.
Perfect if you are wanting a neutral theme for your coastal fall decor.
19. Ocean Themed Pumpkin
Looking at this pumpkin is like looking into the ocean. Every aspect of the ocean is included from the coral, anchor, fish, turtle, and blue water.
It is so perfect for any beach home that wants to combine fall and the ocean into one season!
20. Blue Coastal Pumpkins
If you are into those bright colors and want to make a statement with your fall decor, then these pumpkin ideas are calling your name.
The bright blues and dainty beach designs make the cutest coastal pumpkins!
This post was all about the best DIY coastal pumpkin ideas for this fall season.