DIY Painted Pumpkin Bottles

Simple DIY Painted Pumpkin Bottles. A perfect way to reuse empty bottle into fall decor!

Simple DIY painted pumpkins bottles

I am trying to get into the fall spirit lately (see my mason jar centerpiece) and pumpkins are perfect for fall.

I got brave with this project as I chose to hand paint the pumpkins. I do wish they came out a little better, but not bad for the first try!

I used empty bottles for this project that I had around the house. They were: wine bottle, lemonade bottle, and a pasta sauce jar.

How to spruce up these bottles into awesome fall decor:


  • 3 bottles or jars
  • GooGone
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Chalk Paint in the colors of: plaster, pumpkin, green and brown
  • Paint Brushes
  • Flowers to add for decoration


Step 1: Clean out the bottles or jars.

Step 2: Soak the bottles or jars in water to loosen the labels.

Before using GooGone

Step 4: To help get rid of all the stickiness from the labels, use GooGone Spray Gel. Read the instructions on how to use.

After using GooGone

Step 5: Rub down with rubbing alcohol just to make sure everything is clean

Step 6: Put 2 coats of the plaster colored chalk paint on the bottles. Allow to fully dry between coats and before moving to the next step.

Painted Jars

Step 7: Using the pumpkin colored chalk paint, paint your pumpkin shape. You may need 2 layers of paint.

Started to paint the pumpkin

Step 8: The pumpkin looks like an orange blob. So using your brown chalk paint, add a stem and put some curved lines. The darker curved lines will add dimension to your pumpkin.

Step 9: Using the plaster chalk paint, paint some highlights on the pumpkins.

Step 10: Using green chalk paint, add a few vines to the top of the pumpkin.

After is it all dry, you can spray it with a sealant to protect your artwork.

Add some flowers and your bottles are done!

Simple DIY painted pumpkins bottles

Want to know where I got the GooGone? I as able to find it in the cleaning supplies at Walmart. At my store it was on the bottom shelf.

In Store Photo of GooGone

How are you decorating this fall?

One Comment

  1. Such a cute idea. I Have Goo Gone in my home. I have used it many times. Thank you for the info.

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