Every October when Halloween creeps nearer I head to Pinterest to look for creative ways to decorate my pumpkin. Inspired this year by gorgeous luxury pumpkins which fit it with home interior themes from crafters such as Handy Little Me and This Mama.

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Decorating a pumpkin is one of those childhood traditions that I will never grow out of. In the past, I’ve carved cats and witches, wording and even vampires into the skin of fleshy pumpkins.

This year instead of choosing hideously scary images to carve, I opted for a sophisticated white and rose gold pumpkin. Obviously, this is to feed my Instagram obsession.

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I’m going to show you how to create gorgeous looking pumpkins for this Halloween in 4 simple steps.

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What you’ll need:

  • Perfectly rounded pumpkins
  • White acrylic paint
  • Rose gold acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Newspaper

Instructions:

1) Lay your newspaper out, wipe down your pumpkin to remove any dirt from the edges. Ensure that your pumpkin is dry before beginning to paint the white acrylic paint onto the skin.

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2) Using a paintbrush paint a thin first layer to keep all the bevels and grooves visible. Leave to dry before adding a second coat. Again paint thin layers. We repeated this until we had painted four layers.

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Leaving to dry overnight we then mixed the rose gold paint with a little water and lustre shimmer for an extra shimmer. Pouring around the stalk before tilting the pumpkin gently to allow the paint to trickle down to create a run

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Top tip: Use a small brush to tease the paint to run.

How to paint a pumpkin | Home Interiors | DIY Craft Project | White & Rose Gold | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

4) Leave to dry and your pumpkin will be totally Pinterest-worthy.

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Have you created a pumpkin that you’re really proud of? Drop a comment below I’d love to see.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Love the look of these!!!
    However back in the day for me as a kid I vet had a pumpkin (get the smallest violin out in the world ????‍♀️) however I had a turnip which my mam cut out and made a kid and put a proper candle in it with a lid – I used to love the smell ?

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