Halloween Painted Pumpkins | Painted Zombie Pumpkins

Halloween is ever closer! Get into the spirit with Halloween painted pumpkins. This time, they are going to be painted ZOMBIE pumpkins!

Yes, I zombified some pumpkins, and…


Obviously, this works for Halloween but if you would rather decorate for the impending Zombie Apocalypse, have at it!

If you have seen my Frankenstein Pumpkin and my Wicked Witch Pumpkin projects then you know I’m a pumpkin painter, not a pumpkin carver.

This time, I took these Halloween painted pumpkins and went for the full undead look.

Halloween Painted Pumpkins Video Tutorial

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Directions for the Zombie Halloween Painted Pumpkins

Step 1: Find Your Gourd

Start by finding some lumpy pumpkins – something with a green tinge is good! I did real pumpkins but kinda wish I had used a fake pumpkin because it would be a permanent Halloween decoration that I could pull out year after year!

Find green pumpkins, the lumpier the better for this zombie painted pumpkins project

I did link fake pumpkins above but you might want to consider a dried gourd too!

Step 2: Painted Halloween Pumpkins Need Eyes and Teeth

Then, glue the eyes and teeth onto the pumpkins. I cut the teeth from some cheap plastic vampire teeth. They cut easily with scissors.

Cut the plastic vampire fangs in two

The eyes don’t even have to be the same size or even for that matter. The mouth can be crooked as well. No two pumpkins will end up the same and that is the beauty of it!

Use hot glue to build up around eyeballs on Halloween painted pumpkins

Step 3: The Build-Up for the Zombie Painted Pumpkins

Once the eyes and teeth are attached, it’s time to use the hot glue to build up around the eyes and mouth. It’s best to watch the video to see exactly how I did this. I also added some drippy stuff up by the stem.

building up hot glue around the eyes of the Halloween painted pumpikins

Step 4: Time for the Zombie Painted Pumpkins to Come to Life!

Once the glue has cooled, you can start to paint. Use a variety of colors mixed to create bloody, rotting, bruised looking flesh.

Painting the hot glue around the eyes of the Halloween painted pumpkins

Step 5: The Final Touches

Now, you just need to let it all dry. I did add eyebrows to one of the painted zombie pumpkins to make him look a little angry.

Halloween painted pumpkins zombie style

I mean…I’d be a little angry if I was a zombie.

I also added smear marks in random places around the pumpkins, so the rest did not look forgotten.

Halloween painted pumpkins | zombie painted pumpkins

Happy Halloween and/or Zombie Apocolypse!

If You Like Zombie Decor…

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Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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