Cute painted pumpkins craft
Fall means that Halloween is just around the corner, with witches, ghosts and monsters galore. Start getting in the spooky spirit with the Halloween totes, pillows and embroidery designs in our Fall Catalogue – and this easy DIY pumpkin painting craft that’s perfect for big and little ghouls alike.
What you’ll need:
- Small pumpkins or gourds
- Acrylic paint
- Alphabet craft stickers
- Assorted paintbrushes
- Paper plates
- Paper towels
- Cups of water
Lay down newspaper to keep your table or counter mess-free. Use paper plates as paint palettes and squeeze out the colours of paint you want to use. Then, get painting! When you need to switch to a new paint colour, just rinse out your brush in a cup of water and dry it on a paper towel.
These pumpkins can be as simple or as funky as you want! Go for one neutral colour palette, or let the kids go to town by choosing the colours for their own personal pumpkins.
Spell out spooky words like “Boo!” or “Trick or treat” by placing letter stickers on your pumpkin before painting it, then peeling them off after the paint dries. Or go for a bedazzled look with glitter and rhinestones attached with glue. Check out Hallmark’s Think. Make. Share. blog for more pumpkin-painting inspiration.
Bonus tip: Opt to paint your pumpkins this year to save on the mess and cleanup of carving! Decorate your windowsill or mantelpiece with mini pumpkins, or use them as a festive Halloween centerpiece on the dining room table. Plus, they stay fresh much longer than carved pumpkins.