Halloween is only a few days away and a choice must be made to carve the pumpkins your bought or paint them?
A few years ago I gave up on carving pumpkins and have never looked back.
- No cutting into a tough thick pumpkin wall.
- No scooping out seeds.
- Pumpkins will last longer uncarved.
- No roasted pumpkin seeds
- No candle lit scary face.
Pumpkin Painting Supplies
craft paint, paint brushes, metallic spray paint, blue painters tape and news paper
Use your imagination to decorate your pumpkin, anything goes! Here are a few tips to get you started.
If I’m going to use metallic spray paint I put it on first. Using news paper and blue tape cover the parts of the pumpkin you don’t want metallic.
If you choose to make a striped pumpkins, outline all sections in black. This will make the colors pop.
These pumpkins where inspired by Edgar Allan Poe short stories. Using a Sharpie marker I wrote out several sentences from the story that inspired a pumpkin’s theme.
If you feel uncomfortable drawing black birds or spiders freehand on the pumpkin, look online for Halloween stencils. There are hundreds to be found that will help you create a masterpiece. (Martha Stewart usually has a lot)
Just remember, painted pumpkins are temporary art. Don’t stress, have fun!
by Jill Eudaly
photos by Jill Eudaly