DIY Monstera Leaf Pumpkins

Add major tropical vibes to your Halloween decor this year with this no-carve monstera leaf pumpkin decorating tutorial.

This post was created by Holly Wade of Club Crafted.

Carving pumpkins can be fun, but I’m a much bigger fan of painting pumpkins for fall and Halloween because they last all season (and beyond)! Rather than the usual fall tones, I’d rather break out the brighter colors, so I made a set of monstera leaf pumpkins using a sticky monstera leaf stencil. Grouped together on a table or by a doorstep, they’re a fun fusion of fall and spring!


  • Fake pumpkins
  • Paint, variety of colors
  • White paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sponge brush
  • Bendable monstera leaf stencil


Step 1

Paint the entire pumpkin a bright color, let dry and add another coat of paint. Leave the stem unpainted if desired. 

Step 2

Once the base is dry, place the monstera leaf stencil on one part of the pumpkin. Use the sponge brush to dab the white paint over the 

Tip: It may be difficult to place the stencil over the bumps in the pumpkin, so just paint one section of the leaf at a time.

Step 3

Wash or wipe away paint from the stencil – this prevents it from getting paint in unwanted places. Then repeat with the monstera leaf at different angles all over the pumpkin. 

Step 4

Lastly, paint the stem white or another color if desired. 

Once dry, they’re ready to display for the season!

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