DIY: How To Paint A Pumpkin
Wondering about how to paint a pumpkin?
WONDER NO MORE!
Painting a pumpkin is as easy as… well… PAINTING A PUMPKIN, yo!
DIY: How to Paint a Pumpkin
An aside: I shot video of this. But my camera decided to cop a ‘tude and all my footage is useless. ABSOLUTELY USELESS. However… this is still Take It On Tuesday, but sans sweatbands. And video.
You will need:
– PUMPKINS (obvi)
– PAINT (I used a acrylic).
– PAINT BRUSHES (I suggest paint BRUSHES, not SPONGES for big coverage. Sponges are good for dobbing.)
– PAPER PLATES (For the paint… for ease of paint brush dippingsess)(or for a snack… see below)
– A SURFACE CLOTH/NEWSPAPER TO SACRIFICE TO THE PAINT GODS (so your kitchen table or counter top is not sacrificed)
You may ALSO need (depending on your creative aspirations):
– NO TIME CONSTRAINT
– A SNACK. YOU ARE GOING TO NEED FUEL. TRUST ME.
I may or may not could have used a little tutorial before I took on this lil task:
Gather your things…
And don’t forget the cute little round sponge-y guys!
FIRST – Wipe off your pumpkin. Get the dust and dirt off so you don’t make mud with your paint brush.
SECOND – Decide on your design. What colors… Polka dots? Zig zags? Stripes? I thought it’d be brilliant to make tracing lines with permanent marker on my pumpkin. NOT SO MUCH. Hindsight is 20/20. Only even eleventy million coats will cover up that transgression of permanence. Give or take a few coats…
Just step away from the Sharpie…
Oh, THIRD – GO!!!
FOURTH – Apply a second (third… fourth) coat if necessary.
FIFTH – Have fun! Do not expect perfect lines. Imperfection = charm.
(Right? Imperfection = CHARM. Keep repeating that until you believe it.)
And just let the kids…. and yourself…. HAVE FUN!
This project was inspired by my friend Meg. When I saw HER PUMPKINS I knew we had to do it. I just didn’t know the ends of my hair would end up looking a lot like a paint brush.
*Originally shared October 2012.
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