Easy Halloween Pumpkin Painting (With old Nail Polish)

Yes, You read it right. I decorated my Halloween pumpkins with whatever I had handy and it turned out just perfect. I was tempted to do pumpkin decoration but did not have any painting supplies. So instead of buying stuff (which I later did for another project), I used my old nail polish which were turning thick and useless. I used the brush with nail polish bottles and thus the whole project was a lot of fun without spending a penny. Now that’s what I call celebration! 😛


Easy DIY Halloween Pumpkin Decor with old Nail Polish

Materials used :-

  • I used up a black drying nail polish bottle
  • Finished leftover of an old white/ silver (ish) bottle
  • Used some good condition Bright red that I don’t use anymore
  • And a little of Green


  • I doodled on a piece of paper before taking my nail paint brush to pumpkins
  • I did not do any tracing, just went freehand. If you are not comfortable going freehand, you can always draw using a pencil first

Tip: – As pumpkin surface is pretty hard and you are using just a nail paint, you can always use a little nail polish remover for that occasional “Oops” scenario.

Enjoy your Halloween!



  1. What a great idea!! I know I have a few bottles that will be useless for actual nail color so why not find another creative way to use them especially now when pumpkins are just asking for a bit of color 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this quick and easy Halloween fun with us over at Turn It Up Tuesday!

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  12. This is such a great idea and a smart way to get a good use out of older nail polish!

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  13. What a great use of old nail polish! Thanks for joining in with Handmade Mondays

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  14. These look so great! I love the use of old nail polish. Pinned and Tweeted. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  15. what a fun idea and so smart to use old nail polish! thanks for sharing 😀

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  16. These looked like fun and not long now till the ‘Day’ or should I say ‘Night’

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  17. Well that is an interesting use for nail polish I wouldn’t have some up with. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty this week. I hope you join us next week.

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  18. Why didn’t I think of this?!?! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at MMBH 🙂

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  20. Wow! So fun, and yet so easy! I’ll have to give this a try this Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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