Halloween Aesthetic: DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marble Pumpkins

You guys know how I feel about marble… if I could paint my face marble and walk around and call it “fashion” I would. I mean, remember those aesthetic AF marble oreos I made? Or my favorite marble print workout gear? Obvi the next step is making my Halloween decor match!

So the tricky thing I’ve found with a lot of marble DIYs is that it ends up just looking like a paint master barfed all over the place. It can be really hard to achieve that “marbly texture” if you know what I mean. The cool thing about this DIY is that it’s 1) cheap and 2) super easy.

DIY Marble Pumpkins with Nail Polish

DIY Marbled Pumpkins DIY Marbled Pumpkins DIY Marbled Pumpkins

The magic ingredient in this DIY is nail polish! For real, something you probably already own. I mean, I have like 5 bottles of black nail polish already, so I didn’t even have to buy any! You can use any colors though. I used black, but you could also combine black & white, or use other fun colors! I recommend using white pumpkins because they’re a nice clean canvas. It’s also a lot easier working with mini pumpkins vs a giant one.


  1. Buy some mini white pumpkins. I couldn’t find any, so I actually bought mine on Amazon. It’s only $7 for 25 mini pumpkins delivered free same day via prime! If you don’t already know about my love affair with Amazon Prime – read this.
  2. Pick a nail polish. I used this black nail polish, but any will work. Like I said, you can add some white as well. Or, use some fun colors!
  3. Pick up a large bowl, or use one that you don’t mind ruining. I bought some from Walmart for a few bucks.
  4. Lay some newspaper or paper bags out on your work surface. That way you don’t ruin anything or accidentally cover your countertop in nail polish.
  5. Fill your bowl with warm water. Just high enough that you can dip your pumpkin in and completely submerge it.
  6. Pour a few drops of nail polish into the water. Then, use a toothpick or skewer to stir it a little and create the marbled effect.
  7. Hold the pumpkin by the stem and dip it in!
  8. Slowly pull it out and place it on your newspaper to dry.

THAT’S IT! Literally, so easy. You can literally cover whatever you want in nail polish now for a fun marble revamp!

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