‘Tis the season for pumpkins galore, but plain old orange pumpkins can get a bit boring. White pumpkins lend themselves to DIYs, providing a blank slate for paint, markers and tons other materials. Today we’re sharing a unique tutorial to show you how to transform one into a patterned black and white masterpiece, with a pop of colorful paint on the back. Keep reading to find out all the details.
Here’s what you’ll need for your pumpkin:
- White pumpkin
- Acrylic paint in your favorite color
- Adhesive letters
- Black Sharpie marker
- Blue painter’s tape
- Foam craft brush
Begin by attaching blue painter’s tape around the circumference of your pumpkin, from the stem to the bottom and back up again. Press it down firmly so no paint can leak through.
Next, paint the back half of the pumpkin with the acrylic craft paint and foam brush. Apply one light coat and let it dry for about an hour. Then apply a second coat. Carefully remove the painter’s tape and let the paint dry thoroughly.
Next, stick the “B” “O” and “O” to the unpainted side of the pumpkin, making sure to center them. Push down firmly to make sure that they are firmly attached. They will wrinkle a bit since the pumpkin isn’t flat.