HALLOWEEN HOMAGE The Bests in the Biz

Halloween no carve painted pumpkins designer logos by Erika Brechtel

Happy Halloween! I continued my no-carve pumpkin tradition this year, and set out to create an ever easier version than my 2-step paint & stick “edgy chic pumpkins” DIY, and my 1-step stick “disco ball pumpkin” DIY. But well, inspiration struck and I couldn’t resist having some fun with them this go around….call it an homage to a few of the best logos/brands ever designed.


1. I painted each pumpkin with a base coat first using Martha Stewart Home craft paints, then applied a second coat to each to create solid consistent color. (The orange is actually a glow-in-the-dark paint but it’s not as bright as I would have liked!) I let them dry overnight.

2. For the Gucci pumpkin, I painted the red stripe first using a flat 1″ brush. Once dry, I painted the two green stripes on either side. You do have to have a steady hand and it’s best to paint each stripe in one slow stroke if you can.

3. I measured out about how much space I had on each pumpkin for each graphic, then printed out the logos in reverse (see my template PDF here) in black. Turning the page over I rubbed the individual logos onto the pumpkins with a pencil. (Warning though, it worked semi-well on the lighter pumpkins but on the black one I had to freehand it.)

4. Using the faint outlines, I painted each logo with a small tip brush. I ended up writing in the “PARIS” under the Hermès logo with a black sharpie. (I admit I really wanted to draw the horse icon too, but ok, that would have been overkill!)

Have a fun and safe night!


Pumpkins by Erika Brechtel

Please note: the logos included here are the registered trademarks of each individual company. This tutorial and the graphics provided are intended for personal use only. 

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).