Saturday, October 27, 2012

DIY Painted Pumpkins

Hey all!

I finally got around to making my pumpkins this year. Unlike other years, we thought we'd paint them this year. Usually the kids get so excited to carve out the pumpkins, but in reality what happens is... they start... they get tired...  start whining cause it's hard... and complain about the gooshy insides when gutting out the pumpkins! Then I end up doing all the work and cleaning up all the mess! So my daughter and I painted them this year... I have to agree, way more fun! 

Here is how they turned out! Aren't they cool! They were super easy, and my daughter actually did most of the painting herself!

Here is how we did it...

Started off with plain ol' pumpkins... makes sure they are clean, no dirt.

Used acrylic paints and brush. For one of the pumpkins, I divided it into sections and painted guide lines for my daughter to paint in.

Then for my other pumpkin I wanted to paint the word "BOO" so I typed the word in the Silhouette SDE program and took the offset of the word and cut it out of some scrap contact paper.

Placed the contact paper on the pumpkin to used it as a guide and painted the center in white. For the actual word "BOO", I just free handed the letters inside the white space. TIP: if you are impatient like me, use a blow dryer on a low setting to speed up the drying time!

Here's how they look in my front entrance. LOVE how they turned out! Hope you do too :)

Have a great week end!


  1. A wonderful idea. Your pumpkins look great

  2. So fun pumpkins!!!I found your blog from Pinkapotamus link party! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.You have a portuguese name, are you portuguese?
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

    1. Ola Ana! Sim, sou Portuguesa! Was born there (Viana do Castelo), but my parents move her when I was two! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, will definitely stop by yours!

      Hugs from Canada!

  3. Really nice job- Love the way the classic color pop and the graphic quality of the simple designs.

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my pumpkins! Yay!

  5. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party.

    1. Hi Peggy! Thanks for the invite :) Will for sure link up!

  6. I really like the stripes! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!



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