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Fun Halloween Decorations!
Use paper and paint to create these fun Vintage Clown Pumpkins!

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  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials! You will need:
    - White Pumpkins! Fake or real (if real paint white)
    - Acrylic paint
    - Decorative paper
    - Buttons
    - Fabric trim
    - Yarn
    - Scissors, tape, and glue gun

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 2
    Step 2

    Create neckwear for your pumpkins! This can be a ruff, collar, or ruffle. The pumpkin will just sit on top of these.

    I created a ruff two different ways. The first way was by cutting the paper into thin strips and looping them. I taped the loops around a circular piece of paper to fit under one of the pumpkins. I did two layers of paper loops.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 3
    Step 3

    Another way to create a paper ruff is by folding long strips of paper into accordion pleats.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can also use pots to raise your pumpkins off the ground if you plan to create paper collars, bow ties, or ties for them.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 5
    Step 5

    Create a paper hat for your pumpkin! You can use paper party hats and cover them in black or orange paper. You could also create your own fun paper hats like a mini top hat. Use buttons, pom poms, ribbon trim, any thing you have on hand, to decorate the hats!

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 6
    Step 6

    Paint faces onto the pumpkins! Using orange and black acrylic paints, paint vintage clown faces onto the pumpkins. You can look up vintage clowns online for inspiration. I penciled my faces in first, then went over it in paint.

  • How to decorate a pumpkin. Vintage Clown Pumpkins - Step 7
    Step 7

    Your Vintage Clown Pumpkins are complete and ready for Halloween!

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