How to Create a Craft Pumpkin

Alternative Halloween pumpkin

It is almost that time of year again when all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! But one of the most important parts of Halloween is pumpkins. This craft pumpkin is a spook-tacular decoration for any home this Halloween and the best part is, it’s a blank canvas ready for you to make your mark on it!

Why not try creating something different this Halloween?

How to Create a Craft Pumpkin

Time to make : Two hours plus drying time
Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need

How to Make

*Before you start to paint I would advise getting some ideas together as to what design you would like to draw onto your pumpkin. This is a great time to start looking through one of the many adult colouring books that we sell in store and online. Try out different designs and patterns just to get an idea of what works well together.

1. Begin by painting your entire pumpkin using your chosen paint and then leave to dry. Once this first layer of paint has dried, repeat the process again.

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2. Now you’re ready to start drawing on your designs using your chosen markers!
Start by drawing around the stalk and work your way down the sides of the pumpkin.

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3. Once you have finished drawing on your design, place your LED tealight inside through the hole at the back of the pumpkin and you are finished! You should now have one very stylish and unique pumpkin ready for Halloween!

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Here are a couple more examples of alternative pumpkins :

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Helpful Hints and Tips

  • If you are looking to create a matt surface on your pumpkin, use ready mixed paint.
  • Or if you’re trying to create a glossy surface on your pumpkin, use acrylic paint.
  • When using the Uni Posca markers; remember to give them a good shake and dab the nib up and down a few times.
  • Sharpie pens work better on acrylic paint.
  • Keeping your patterns smaller and compact will create a beautiful intricate and complex design.
  • Why not try drawing bats, witches hats and spiders / webs into your pattern to keep it relevant to the occasion?

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