I don’t know if this is a bit silly because painting a pumpkin seems like quite an easy thing to do but I thought I’d share some tips or whatever. I had so much fun painting my little pumpkin and it turned out so cute! It’s way easier than carving it all out and it looks just as adorable.
You must remember a base coat (preferably white). This will make the colour you’re painting your pumpkin stand out better rather than not being opaque enough. I found some little tester pots of paints at Wilkinson’s. They were £1 each and there’s more than enough paint so we still have some leftover. I bought 3 colours which were a pastel pink, blue and obviously the base colour, white.
You have to be really patient while letting each layer dry. The paint doesn’t take too long to dry unless you’ve used a thick layer of it. Don’t try and paint on top of a wet layer – It’s headed for disaster. I painted mine all pink then once that had dried I painted ‘Boo!’ on the front to give it a better Halloween vibe.
The bottom of it will take ages to dry if you don’t find a way of propping the pumpkin on its side or any way that the bottom isn’t touching a surface. Once I had mine propped I fully painted the painted the underneath pink too, however you need to do this as long as you can’t see any pumpkin when it’s standing.
If you want ideas on colours, phrases, patterns etc. have a look on Pinterest and Instagram – that’s where I got the idea to do this from! Please give a like if you enjoyed x And follow…
Love Jasmine xx