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Get an early start on Halloween decorating!
It may be more than a month until Halloween but I can't wait to start getting ready!
So here is a fun idea I found online: painting pumpkins (or squash). This should last much longer than carving ..and maybe come Halloween I can carve it up?! :D

Posted by live2create from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Published See live2create's 12 projects »
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  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Painted Pumpkin (Or Squash) - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the supplies and put down something to protect your work surface.

    I chose to try this with a squash since it was a little smaller, and only $0.69 at the grocery store! :P
    The paint came from the dollar store at $1.25 each.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Painted Pumpkin (Or Squash) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start with your first colour.
    I started with white. It will be easier to correct any uneven lines when I go back in with black later.
    Since I am using acrylic paint from the dollar store the amount of pigment isn't great which means the white will need a few coats.
    Remember to let the paint dry between coats. :)

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Painted Pumpkin (Or Squash) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Time for some black paint.
    Find a helper if you need one. My cat decided this looked like fun so he found himself a front row seat to catch the action :P

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Painted Pumpkin (Or Squash) - Step 4
    Step 4

    I used a smaller brush to get in around the top and painted the stem white as well.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Painted Pumpkin (Or Squash) - Step 5
    Step 5

    All done! :)
    A coat of varnish or something may be good to really seal the paint and the squash (or pumpkin!).

    Happy Halloween :E

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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
Thanks!
This thing lasted for weeks and eventually I had to just get rid of it for fear of what was going on inside - the outside still looked fine though o.0
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isobel.l
isobel.l · Basingstoke, England, GB · 61 projects
Cool!
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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
thats cool..very different..and i like it very much..
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Lisa R.
Lisa R. · Bloomfield Township, Michigan, US · 1 project
This looks so cool (and easy!) I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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