Dressed Up Pumpkins! October 5, 2012

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Dressed Up Pumpkins!

Pick your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  As shown in the 1st picture at the top left, protect your stems from the paint process by using some painters tape.  Next, spray paint your pumpkin with the background color of your choice.  Let dry for about an hour.  Next I selected the colors I wanted for my circles.  I chose to use latex metallic craft paint for mine.  Cut out your shape patterns out of newspaper, and place on your painted pumpkin to achieve the desired look.  Trace the shape, and then paint!  I used a blow dryer to set the paint.  This allowed me to quickly add a 2nd coat on each color to make sure my colors were bright!  Let your pumpkins dry, and take them back outside for a clear laquer finish.  If you want them to look "ceramic", use a glossy laquer.  Finish your pumpkins off with a bow secured to the stem with floral wife.  I also stuck a straight pin into the center of the bow, and down into the pumpkin.  /This is a nice alternative to carving, and your pumpkins will last through the month without rotting. Have fun!