Tutorial: Non Traditional Pumpkin Decorating

Last year, I decorated a couple of pumpkins with metallic paint pens. And this year, I did it again. Its a lot less messy than carving and the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Definitely a safe activity for kids from start to finish as well.

I just used a couple of metallic paint pens (silver and gold) to create different designs…

Now I have so many pumpkins, I am not sure I’ll have time to decorate them all!

If I was hosting a party or something, I would definitely give them away as party favors (maybe even customize each one with the person’s name for example). Great for kids parties especially!

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Well, I know which one I’d pick! Love it! 🙂

Uncle Beefy

thank you uncle beefy. i am working on a few more as we speak. this project is a lot of fun (for me anyway).
-brittni

papernstitch

This is so funny, I just saw theses tiny white pumpkins at my local market and was wondering what to do with them. Especially to make them look more “Halloweened”.
Now, I know! 🙂 So thank you for this nice & easy tutorial.

Fanie

Oh, that’s great Fanie. YEah, these mini pumpkins are great. And the best part is they were only $1 a piece, so very inexpensive as well!
-Brittni

papernstitch

this is so very cute!!! reminds me of yayoi kusama’s pumpkin 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hijirik/5032251360/

Hijiri

Wow! Thank you for sharing the link Hijiri. I had not seen that before and its really amazing!
-Brittni

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I love your white pumpkins Brittni! Have to paint some too!

Irene Zuccarello

how cute!!!

Heidi Rohr

Can you tell me where you found the metallic sharpies? I’ve been having trouble locating any.

Jessie

Of course Jessie. I found them at Jo Anns. They had several thicknesses and colors as well. But if you cant find them there or you don’t have a Jo Anns or another similar craft/hobby store nearby, you can get them on amazon right here
Brittni

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they look like anthropologie knobs! so pretty!

reb

What a sweet compliment Reb. Thank you.
-Brittni

papernstitch

Thanks so much for sharing! Those sharpie paint pens are perfect for this. Here’s my attempt. 🙂 http://www.flickr.com/photos/42508423@N03/5110047467/

ashleyTIA

Wow Ashley. I love what you did with your pumpkins. They look great together. Thanks for sharing the link!
-Brittni

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Thank you Bea.
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May i know, How long can these pumpkins last? would love to try this fun project out n decorate it around the house 🙂 thanks for sharing.

Dolly

Great idea. Yesterday I saw where someone had painted several pumpkins with blackboard/chalkboard paint, all over. Then got the kids to draw faces on with chalk. They were all so different and the kids had a blast with the project. Wish I had thought to take pictures.

Merlyn Bost

I am a big fan of your Pumpkin design
Nice suggestion. Thank you

ella

Aw, thanks Ella. 🙂

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