Dot Art Painted Pumpkins

Dot Art Painted Pumpkins

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 25th 2021

Paint DIY dot art patterns on decorative pumpkins this season to add bright, cheerful accents to your porch or table with Americana® Acrylics.


    • paper towels
    • pencil
    • white paper
    • double-ended stylus
    • cotton swabs
    • assorted brushes
    • faux pumpkins
    • hot glue stick
    • 8 Flat Brush
    • 3/4" Oval Brush



    I chose these specific pumpkins because the colors went with the palette I chose. If you can't find any that work with this color palette, just basecoat the pumpkin first with Americana Acrylics and allow to dry before starting your dotting designs. [Let's recommend some colors to basecoat that woul

    1. Choose a variety of sizes and colors of pumpkins to work on.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Gather the dotting tools you will be using. TIP: If you don't have dotting tools, such as double-ended styli, gather paintbrushes (to use the handle ends), glue sticks, cotton swabs, etc. Put dots onto a reference sheet to know the sizes of each tool before starting the designs.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. If your pumpkins have different-colored stems, paint each stem with Americana Acrylics Plantation Pine using a No. 8 flat brush in order to unify their appearance as a set. Allow the pumpkins to fully dry before beginning the dot designs.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. For the smallest, the yellow pumpkin, start a simple Mandala pattern, working from the stem out. Use the provided pattern 1 as a guide for color placement and dot sizes. Dot on Americana Colors: Plantation Pine, Antique Gold, Cotton Candy, Canyon Orange, Mulberry, and Cactus Flower with various sizes of tools. Allow to dry.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. For the largest, the white pumpkin, measure about halfway up and make a small pencil mark in the center of a ridge. Turn the pumpkin and make a small mark on each ridge in the same spot, all the way around. Start by placing a large colored dot on that central mark and work your way up and down gradually by size of dot, in each color: Plantation Pine, Antique Gold, Canyon Orange, Mulberry, Cotton Candy, and Cactus Flower. (Refer to the photo.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. For the medium-sized pink pumpkin, refer to pattern 2 for dot sizes and color placement. Add the largest dots first in Plantation Pine and allow to dry. Then dot on the rest of the colors to make small flowers: Antique Gold, Canyon Orange, Mulberry, Cotton Candy, and Cactus Flower.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Optional: Using a 3/4" oval brush, coat your pumpkins with DuraClear Ultra-Matte Varnish to add a topcoat of protection without altering the design. [Let's list the brush size.]
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Liven up your table, mantle, porch, or front steps with this DIY fall craft using dotting and Mandala designs with Americana Acrylic paints. So fun and easy!
    16. Instruction #8


    Pattern 1
    Pattern 2