October 06, 2017

You'll Go Crazy Over These 5 Fashion Inspired Pumpkins

Yes, really!

Fashion Inspired Pumpkins for Halloween

By Holly Wade

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner! And we are incredibly excited to bring you today’s DIY project.

We decided to bring fashion week alive in the form of pumpkins. Yes, really!

The runways and the stores are full of color and fun patterns, and these fashion inspired pumpkins are the perfect way to channel your love of fashion into DIY fall decor that will last you all season long, well beyond Halloween.

Editor’s note : You should have seen the reaction from Carrie and I (Julie) when we saw Holly’s finished product. We are still squealing from excitement. It could be one of our all time favorite posts to ever land on Wear + Where + Well!!

With a beautiful variety of styles from designers like Gucci, Novis, Delpozo, Oscar de la Renta and Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, it was hard to choose favorites! These colorful styles chosen by the Wear + Where + Well team are sure to bring color into your home this season and hopefully into your fall fashion as well!

Fashion Inspired Pumpkins


1. Gucci Pumpkin

My personal favorite is inspired by Gucci’s colorful striped sweater.

To make this pumpkin, paint 1-inch stripes in bright colors like yellow, hot pink, green, blue and orange, either by freehand or using painters tape. Then print out a copy of the Gucci sweater, cut out the tiger design and use Mod Podge to glue it in the middle of the pumpkin. Seal it with another coat of Mod Podge to finish the look.

2. Oscar de la Renta Pumpkin

This splattered paint look by Oscar de la Renta is as fun to make as it is to wear.

To make the splattered pumpkin, first give it a thick coat of white paint and let dry. Then set the pumpkin on a large covered surface and dispense colors like yellow, royal blue, olive green, black, red and pink into small cups. Water down the paint just a little so that it will easily splatter. Then have fun splattering paint onto the pumpkin with a large paint brush! It may be messy, but it’s worth it!

3. Golden Goose Sneakers Pumpkin

These velvety light pink sneakers by Golden Goose were the perfect inspiration for a simple pumpkin with a large white star.

To create a velvet-like look, use a paint brush or sponge to dab a light pink paint on the pumpkin rather than brush it on. This will give it a textured appearance. Once dry, stencil a star with a pencil and paint over it with white paint to finish this sneaker-inspired pumpkin.

4. Novis Pumpkin

In case you still want to embrace some darker colors this season, this A-line Novis dress is a great, simple inspiration, featuring color blocked lines.

To make this pumpkin, give it a coat of black paint. Once dry, use a small brush to paint a vertical line of red down the pumpkin, followed by horizontal lines of yellow and olive green along the bottom of the pumpkin. Finish it with an angled blue line at the top of the pumpkin.

5. Delpozo Pumpkin

Last but not least, this pumpkin is inspired by Delpozo’s floral paisley pattern with a bright red background. Although more difficult to make than the others, it pays off with pretty floral designs mixed with paisley.

First, use a pencil to outline two large teardrop-like designs and fill them in with light pink paint. Then paint the remaining portion of the pumpkin bright red. Once dry, use a small paint brush to dot purple paint around the pink teardrops to create an outline. Then add larger spaced dots of light blue paint around the pattern. Lastly, paint large, colorful flowers and leaves inside of the pink teardrops to imitate the unique floral paisley pattern.

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In Closing

And there you have it…fashion inspired pumpkins! This was such a fun project, and one we highly recommend you give a try!

Have you started thinking about Halloween? What other styles from fall fashion week would you want to create as pumpkins?!

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