Today is an exciting day, because I’m sharing a Halloween tutorial with you! I’m going to walk you through how to make these super fun and easy DIY modern painted pumpkins! These pumpkins would be perfect to place outside your doorstep, welcoming trick-or-treaters near and far. You can also scatter them on top of your mantle or dessert table to create a spooky ambiance.
STEP 1: Place a piece of painter’s tape around the bare pumpkin to create a diagonal line, then apply the stone spray paint on the bottom half of the pumpkin. I made the mistake of painting my entire pumpkin first, applying the tape, and then spray paint. When I tried to peel the tape off, all of the paint came off with it. Trust me, just apply the spray paint first and leave the top half of the pumpkin bare.
I really love the look of these stone spray paints, but they have a little bit of a learning curve to use. I found out that manufacturer hammers the lids on, so it was almost impossible for me to open. In fact, I had to go back to the store where I purchased them to have a larger and stronger gentleman open them for me (even he struggled a lot). Another thing to note is that these spray paints slowly sputter out the textured paint. It does not come out in one continuous smooth spray. Because of this, I found that you really have to build up the paint and work in layers, letting each layer dry in between.
STEP 2: After the bottom half of your pumpkin has been spray painted, wait about 30 minutes for it to completely dry. When all the paint has dried, peel off the tape and begin painting the top half of your pumpkin with chalk paint. I really love using chalk paint because it drys super fast.
STEP 3: After the chalk paint has dried, it’s time to add some fun Halloween words or quotes! I love these vinyl letter stickers because they look super modern and clean. I literally want to put them on everything! Make sure you know exactly where you want to place your letters before sticking them on. If you try to readjust the letters, the paint will peel off. Let’s just say that you only have one chance to get it right.
STEP 4: For the mini pumpkins, I simply painted the entire pumpkin with chalk paint. After this, I sprayed the stone spray paint all over them. I think that these little pumpkins look really nice when paired with the larger ones.
Now your modern painted pumpkins are complete and ready to spread some Halloween cheer!
What are you guys planning to dress up as for Halloween? I still can’t make up my mind and need ideas!