How to Make DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Guys, I’ve discovered something magical, and I might never stop marbling ALL of the things. These DIY marbled pumpkin pumpkins are beautiful and unbelievably simple to make. The whole project takes maybe two steps and the best part is: you have everything you need already at home. (All you need is a plastic bowl, warm water, and nail polish!)

I love the color black, and have had a crush on the Target marbled pumpkins for weeks (anyone else able to get their hands on those beauties before they quickly sold out?) Making my marbled pumpkins black and white just made perfect sense. The chic result was beyond what I could have hoped for.

Though considering how much my little girl loved dipping the pumpkins, our next round might have to be rainbow-colored (a.k.a., Lisa Frank) inspired pumpkins using several brighter shades of nail polish. So much fun.

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I love that these pumpkins look marbled but also as though they’re covered in spooky black cobwebs … they feel so very Halloween.

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How to Make DIY Marbled Pumpkins

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

black nail polish
disposable plastic container or bowl
white pumpkins

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill a plastic container 3/4 full with lukewarm water. (If the water is too cold the nail polish will sink).
  2. Pour nail polish. It will mostly float on top of the water.
  3. Dip each pumpkin one at a time in the water, holding the stem, and spin a bit.
  4. Remove from water and dry on wax paper. Flip pumpkins after about 20 minutes to dry on the other side. Allow to dry completely.

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NOTE: The nail polish will begin to seize up by your third or fourth pumpkin. If you plan to make more, you may want to pour your water out and repeat the process every few pumpkins.

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By the way, The adorable black bats are actually paper stickers from Target. If you haven’t yet, check out Target‘s dollar section (just about everything in that section at the entrance of the store is $1 or $3); they always have adorable and affordable seasonal decorations, and right now, it’s ALL Halloween.

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Even the bottom of these DIY marbled pumpkins are gorgeous.

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Let me know if you create your own DIY marble pumpkins! I’d love to see your creations. 

Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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Lexi

32 comments


  1. candy

    Love this marbling idea, I would use brighter colors, kids will love this.

  2. KatWalkSF

    OMG love this idea! Trying it this weekend!

  3. lexi, these are SO cute!! I actually saw the target ones and have been wondering how to make a replica! how fun! i’d love to make these!! thanks for sharing!

    • Lexi

      Yay! So glad you like them. <3

  4. ruthie

    This is seriously so nice!! You just inspired me to get a little crafty this season!! Love this idea so much! Very pretty!!

  5. Beautiful and simple. I love how they turned out, I’ve never heard of anything like this.

  6. These marbled pumpkins are the cutest! Love that I can make them…just so fun and festive for fall!

  7. Lovely marble pumpkin!! How unique. I love the idea. XOXO, Carolyna

  8. Jules

    This looks like it’d be a challenge! But, the result is gorgeous. Cool inspo!

    • Lexi

      It’s actually much easier than it looks! The warm water and polish do most of the work. 😉

  9. Jenny

    These are so cute! 🙂

  10. So cool! My daughter would go crazy for this-I’ll have to try it for sure! Thanks!

  11. Can’t believe how fabulous these are, and how easy to make! LOVE them – thanks for the inspiration!! I didn’t seem them at Target — too slow 🙂

  12. Those are so cute! I would have never thought of that!

  13. Hira

    What a cute DIY ! I’m marble obsessed and this will not only look for fall but I will keep this pumpkin as a paper holder on my desk .
    Thanks for sharing , looking for to your next post .
    Hira
    http://www.hirascabin.com/

  14. Very cool idea! I have tons of nail polish going unused, so now I need to find stuff to marbleize, lol.

  15. Mariam

    Thank you for this tutorial! SO amazing

  16. These are SO cool looking!! We still have to get our pumpkins… we’re so behind this year. I love this idea!

  17. omg okay this is a genius idea! Totally going to try it!

    xoxo.
    L
    livingincolorblog.com

  18. Zoe

    These came out so perfect! I love marbeling things, need to try this!

  19. Stesha

    Oh my goodness I LOVE these! I am always so busy this time of year with my photography business that I never decorate for Halloween, maybe next year!

  20. Elise

    Omg these are amazing!!! I want to try! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  21. Sara

    Those pumpkins are seriously AWESOME!!! Great job!

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