It’s the Great Pumpkin Makeover!

I love white pumpkins. I have had this idea in my head for years! So simple, but I just wanted to spell out “Halloween” in pumpkins going down my stairs. But…white “faux” pumpkins are pricey! Especially the nice sized, realistic looking ones. Even on sale. (Who would usually need to buy 9 of them???) So I had a bright idea…I’ll buy orange pumpkins & give them a makeover!!!
Supplies needed:
*9 pumpkins – I bought mine from Wal Mart.
2 bottles of “off white” acyclic paint (I used Folk Art Paint, from Wal Mart. .97 cents each)
a few regular sized sponge paint brushes
black acyclic paint or a large black sharpie marker
a small paint brush
*the pumpkins I purchased were $5.00 each. I got lucky & scored 3 damaged ones for half price. (the side & paint had been damaged on 3 of them, perfect since I was going to repaint, anyways.)

*Paint all of the pumpkins with the “off white” paint. It took 2 heavy coats!

*Let dry for about an hour in between each coat.

*After, your 2nd coat has dried, write & spell out your letters using your pencil. (I kind of went for a scrolly witchey font…if there is such a thing??? In my mind, there is!!! :)

*If you have a steady hand, use your paint brush & black paint to trace your letters. OR, after realizing a large sharpie would do the trick with two coats or traces. I ditched the paint brush & used the sharpie marker. (Might take two coats, however using the sharpie.)

And, presto! There you have a great Halloween Pumpkin Makeover!

I included a larger frame shot, of my staircase. It really is fun at night with the candles. It gives great ambiance.

After spelling out the word – Halloween. I thought to myself, I could make these work for Thanksgiving as well! So, turning the pumpkins around…I spelled out “Thankful”. Actually, you will just need to write the letters, T, K, F, & U on the pumpkins opposite from the letters that you will use to spell out “thankful”. Because you will have all the other letters already needed for the word, “THANKFUL”. You will just have one extra pumpkin. I thought it was a great 2 for 1 decoration for both holidays! Of course, minus the Templeton Mice.

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