DIY Pink Marbled Pumpkins with Paint

INSIDE : See how to create simple and fun DIY Pink Marbled Pumpkins with Paint! Plus, being able to reuse them year after year is a major bonus on the budget.

Festive DIY Pink Marbled Pumpkins

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This post has been updated since it’s original October 2017 publish date.

I love repurposing things!  I recently made two adorable Sand Art pumpkins that matched my Tassel Pumpkin.  I then had nine extra Sand Art Pumpkins leftover.  

Instead of buying more sand to make more pumpkins, I used those extra pumpkins and created these adorable DIY Pink Marbled Pumpkins!  I’m so excited to share how to whip these up in no time at all.

If you are looking for more information about everything involving marbling, my Marbling 101 post might be just what you are looking for!

What supplies are needed to marble pumpkins?

Sand Art Pumpkins  (or glass pumpkin like jars)
Acrylic Paint
Mini Funnels
Gold Pipe Cleaner 
Green Scrapbook Paper
Hot Glue

OPTIONAL : Black Sharpie or Black Vinyl to draw on face

Pink Marbled Pumpkin supplies

How do I make painted marble pumpkins?

The first step to making painted marble pumpkins is filling each pumpkin with paint.  I used about 3 or 4 different shades of pink, orange and raspberry per pumpkin.

Pink Pumpkin

Looking for some fun Pumpkin decor for this Fall season? Check these out…

Marbling Pumpkins

Some of my acrylic paints did not have easy to pour spouts, so I used mini funnels which made it MUCH easier and saved me from a huge mess!

Pink Marbled Pumpkin funnel

I had multiple pumpkins going at once, just mixing and adding different colors to each one.  It was really quite fun experimenting color combinations with them.

Pink Marbled Pumpkin  paint jars

Once I had a decent amount of paint in each pumpkin, I put the lid back on the pumpkin and shook!  

It becomes apparent after shaking, if you need to add more paint to cover the entire surface of the pumpkin or not.

paint Marbled Pumpkin

After all the pumpkins had enough paint to cover their insides, I removed all the lids and let them dry for a few hours.

Adding Pumpkin Stems

After the pumpkins were dry, I curled gold pipe cleaners around the top of the pumpkins.

Mini marbled pink pumpkins

Using different patterned green and black scrapbook papers, I cut out a few simple leaves and hot glued them to the pipe cleaners + pumpkins.  I loved that they are stripes and polka dots.

Small marbled pumpkins

If you need to add pumpkins faces at this point, you can use a black sharpie marker or even cut simple pumpkin eyes and mouths from black vinyl to create your jack-o-lantern look!

Pink Marble Pumpkins

The final product are a table full of adorable colorful pink and orange toned marble pumpkins!

Pink Pumpkin decor

Because I am a strong believer to make each holiday the colors that speak to your heart and to your home – so we embrace lots of happy color come fall. However, these could easily be made using your favorite reds, rust and orange more traditional colored paints, too!

Pink and Orange Marbled Pumpkins

Did I mention, kids adore filling pumpkins and shaking?  This is a great kid tested project!

Marbled Pumpkins

Looking for other Marbled Projects with Paint?  You might be interested in my Marbled Bookmarks.

Easy DIY Marbled Bookmarks, Delineate Your Dwelling #marbledcraft #bookmark

Ready to check out some of my other fun pumpkins from over the years?


  1. These are amazing! I’d love to give them ago! I also love the colours you used! What brand of Acrylic Paints are these? xx

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Lauren! They are the Handmade Modern, Target brand of paint. I love all their color options.

  2. I’ve never seen sand art pumpkins before. They look cute filled with paint. I would love for you to stop by and link these up to my More the Merrier Monday link party.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for the link party invite! I’ll stop over now.

  3. These are too cute! I love pink for Fall! So YOU!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ha, when you can’t find pink pumpkins in nature… make them! 😉

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      When you can’t find them in nature… make your own pink pumpkins, haha!

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