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Pumpkin on pillar
October means it’s time for creepy Halloween! And what could be more fitting than pumpkins? Why not begin your autumn DIY project early and decorate these papier maché shapes in style, bringing some autumnal vibes to your windowsill or living room. Paint stripes, dots and diamonds on the pumpkins in orange, black and white, finishing off with a layer of gloss. The glitter ribbon is the cherry on the cake. Follow the steps below to make your home-made creations glow this autumn.

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You Will Need

Vaessen Creative brush nylon hair 607 #1"
Aleene's mini tacky glue 19ml
Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml zinc white
Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml vermilion
Amsterdam acrylic paint 120ml lamp black
Martha Stewart paint 59ml. metallic yellow gold
Paper mache pumpkin 15cm
Paper mache pumpkin 25cm
Paper mache pumpkin 6.25cm
Papier mache pillar 21cm
Paper mache pumpkin 20cm
Paper mache pillar square 21cm
spray outdoor varnish gloss 400ml
Lint display x64 1,8m-2 yard orange
  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint the pillars black.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 2
    Step 2

    Spray the pillars using a gloss varnish.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint the various sized pumpkins black, white and orange respectively.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a gold paint to paint the stems.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint orange polka dots onto the black pumpkin using a round blending tool, then spray with the gloss varnish.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 6
    Step 6

    Paint black stripes onto the white pumpkin, then spray with the gloss varnish.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spray the orange pumpkin with the gloss varnish, leave to dry then glue the glitter ribbon around it.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 8
    Step 8

    To finish, decorate the rosettes whichever way you like. Use rosettes in different colors and sizes to create a festive group.

  • How to make a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin On Pillar - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue the two square pillars together and place the pumpkins on top.

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