Painting Fall pumpkins is one of my favorite things to do.
Every year I find something new to paint on my pumpkins whether they are real, faux, wooden, plastic, canvas or styrofoam.
Really, with pumpkins, the possibilities are endless!
A few years ago I shared how to paint a pumpkin, if you missed it you can see how to here.
I recently found the perfect blank wooden pumpkin for a front door hanger at Hobby Lobby.
I couldn’t wait to get started painting!
Step 1 was to remove the twine loop at the top and give the pumpkin a light sanding.
I won’t bore you with the painting details, I’ll just give you the highlights.
If you want to see how to paint them in detail, hit up the link I shared earlier!
Starting on my left, I paint in the shape of a “C”.
I continue each “C” until I hit the middle section, where I paint an oval shape.
Then on my right side I work my way to the middle painting reversed “C”s.
This creates the indentations on the pumpkin.
When painting my pumpkins I rarely clean out the brush. For this pumpkin I used a dark turquoise, turquoise and white.
By not cleaning my brush it creates many different colors of the turquoise which gives it depth.
Once my turquoise was painted, I added some white and orange highlights.
Then, it was time to paint my stem.
Again, I used a dark brown, medium brown and white.
There are several ways to add the word “welcome” to my door hanger.
I could have used vinyl, however I didn’t have any permanent vinyl on hand so I decided to paint it on.
So, I did what I did in grade school when I wanted to transfer a design.
I drew the word welcome, then flipped the paper over and ran a pencil over the back of the paper where the word was written.
Once that was done, I flipped the paper back over and placed it where I wanted the word to be on my pumpkin.
Then, using a stylus, I traced the word.
After that it was just a matter of painting between the lines!
Once my paint dried, I reattached the twine and added a few burlap leaves.
At this point, the only thing that my pumpkin needed to be finished was a colorful bow!
My door hanger was ready to be hung.
Of course, I couldn’t just paint one!
I painted these smaller pumpkins using the same technique, only this time I painted on leaves and on the smaller one a fun leopard design.
Painting Fall pumpkins couldn’t be easier or more fun!
Until next time….