(Allison’s note: hey friends! There are some exciting changes happening behind the scenes at Petit Elefant right now. A few new amazing editors are joining Petit Elefant. Let’s join in welcoming Steph to this community! Today she’s sharing a DIY painted pumpkin craft you’re going to love.)
This is a very simple project with a lot of flexibility. Any size pumpkin will work and you can use either spray paint or acrylic paint, whichever you have on hand. Of course, if you’re using acrylic paint, you will need a brush of some sort to apply the paint.
Make sure the pumpkins are clean and dry before starting so the tape securely sticks to the pumpkin and you have clean paint lines.
I used 2 inch painters tape for the “chunky chevron” pumpkin. The design was made by cutting equal length pieces and layering them perpendicularly on top of each other. You could also make multiple chevrons using the same technique but with thinner tape (or a larger pumpkin).
The possibilities are endless for the patterns of your painted pumpkins. Along with the chunky chevron pumpkin I also did a dipped and a funky stripe design. If you are going to paint with acrylic paints you probably don’t have to go so tape-crazy like I did on the dipped one. But I’ll admit, it was fun to slap tape all over that one.
Go over all the tape edges with your finger to ensure that they are tight to the pumpkin, especially at all the ridges. Then it’s time to paint!
I had to do a couple coats to make sure everything was covered evenly.
After everything is painted and dried, time to peel off the tape and enjoy your fun pumpkins!
A designer, maker, crafter, and blogger, Stephanie Hayward spends her days designing buildings in Columbus, Ohio and nights blogging about design, DIY, and (attempts at making) good food at Stuff Steph Does. She lives with her partner in crime, Brandon, and their spunky little dog, Lucy.