In second place for the Holden Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest, the honor goes to Cassie’s Trick or Treat pumpkin. This idea also came from Country Living from a couple of years ago (my mom is less into Pinterest pinning and more into dismantling magazines and keeping the ideas she likes in binders). Here’s the magazine version:
And here is Cassie’s finished project:
This one has less steps, but it does require a steady hand.
- Put painter’s tape on the stem to cover it, then spray paint the pumpkin black. Note: Don’t make the mistake of getting glossy spray paint. Go for matte. I was teasing Cass that her pumpkin looked like a trash bag!
- After letting the pumpkin sit long enough that the paint is no longer tacky, you are ready to break out the paint brushes and white acrylic paint for the design. Now, you could draw the design on paper first, cut out the stencil, then use a pencil to trace it on the pumpkin before you start painting. Cassie freehanded it and I think it turned out pretty well!
- Take the painter’s tape off of the stem and let it dry. Done!