DIY Ombre & Chalkboard Pumpkins
Hey, kids. Today we’re talking about pumpkins and how much we love them. I am just starting to decorate our porch for Halloween, so I thought I’d share some quick DIYs for a chalkboard and ombre pumpkins. Okay. I love, love, LOVE Halloween. If you’ve ever been to my house in October, you know this. There are bat stickers on the windows, witch’s feet coming out of the fireplace, bloody candles on the mantle. It’s a wonderful time. I’m sad to admit that I have been a little slow to get set up this year. We’ve been very busy and haven’t had any time to grab the decor out of it’s lovely gold coffin. I’m kidding about the coffin storage… or am I?
To make your own ombre pumpkin you’ll need:
- spray paint in white, gray, and black
- painter’s tape
Wrap the stem in painter’s tape. Starting at the top of the pumpkin, spray the white spray paint in short, light bursts. Hold the can 10-12 inches to avoid paint drips. Paint the white 2/3 of the way down to the bottom. Then grab the gray spray paint and start spraying from the middle down. Finally, use the black spray paint and spray the bottom of the pumpkin. When spraying each color, press the nozzle lightly to get soft bursts of paint. Move your hand back and forth while spraying to create a softer edge. Let your pumpkin dry. Once dry, remove the painter’s tape and admire how sexy your new ombre pumpkin is. Pumpkins can be sexy, right?
To make your own chalkboard pumpkin you’ll need:
- chalkboard spray paint
- painter’s tape
Wrap the stem in painter’s tape. In a well-ventilated area, spray your pumpkin with the chalkboard paint. Hold the can 10-12 inches from the pumpkin to avoid paint drips. Once dry, remove the painter’s tape and draw anything you want on the pumpkin with chalk. Anything. It doesn’t have to be Halloween-related. I hear hearts look really good on pumpkin faces.
*note – when I started making the chalkboard pumpkin, I thought that I was the original gangster and that this was such a new and awesome idea. Turns out, I’m not the first to chalkboard a pumpkin, but that’s okay! I wanted to share it with you anyway. :)