DIY: Puffy Paint Pumpkins

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DIY: Puffy Paint PumpkinsNothing says Halloween like cool pumpkin decorations! This is a quick and cheap holiday DIY that's great for a party, or to simply get your family into the spirit. Dollar-store foam pumpkins look like a million bucks with this cool Halloween craft, so make it for your home!

DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Supplies

Supplies:

  • plastic or foam pumpkin (I found mine at the dollar store)
  • spray paint (any light color you choose)
  • black puffy paint (I used Tulip brand)
  • newspaper (or any cover to protect your surface)

Instructions:

Step 1: Set up your foam pumkin on newspaper. Prime and paint the foam pumpkin and allow it to dry.
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 1

Step 2: Once the pumpkin is dry, gran your black puffy paint! For the Spider Web Effect, start by painting the natural indentations of the pumpkin.
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 2

Step 3: Follow by connecting the lines horizontally, making sure to keep it random and uneven.
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 3
 
Step 4: To make a Spooky Tree, I just freehanded the image—feel free to draw on the pumpkin with a pencil first as a guide.
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 4

Step 5: Add a few bats to spook up the place!
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 5

Step 6: Don't forget to paint in the stem of the pumpkin, too.
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin Step 6

Step 7: Allow to dry for at least 4 hours for the puff paint to set completely. Enjoy your Halloween!
DIY Halloween Craft: Puffy Paint Pumpkin

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