Color Block Pumpkins! I enjoy taking two things I love and marrying them. Look at what this union produces:
I love them. I might name them. I am that attached.
So here’s the way to go about getting your own:
Use your painter’s tape to mask off your lines. I do not suggest using a pen or pencil, just eyeball some straight lines. This can be difficult because you are trying to make straight lines on a sphere that has ridges. Just do your best. Make sure you press done firmly on the tape to ensure there will be no paint bleed.
Since I painted the underside of my pumpkins I made this nifty little pumpkin holder. I took the bottom of an old egg carton, flipped it upside down, and pressed straight pins through 4 cups and into the bottom of the pumpkin. My pumpkins were held steady and I was able to apply my color, top and bottom, all at once.
I chose colors that I liked together, and then went to town. Each color took about 4 coats, but they dried quickly. All in all I probably spent about 30 minutes on the project in actual hands on work, I let them dry over night.
My daughter was so excited to play along with me:
I love my Tiny Crafter.
And look at how awesome they turned out. They are so stinking cute. Did I mention that I love them?
What colors will you paint yours?
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