With Halloween just around the corner, I figured that now is the time to start decorating for Halloween and just for fall in general. I’ve been seeing so many ways to decorate pumpkins on Pinterest. There are so many amazing ideas floating around out there, from decking out pumpkins in metallic paints and glitter to hollowing out the center and adding flowers to create a table accent or centerpiece. Really, there is something out there to suit anyone’s taste, whether someone is looking for something sophisticated or spooky.
This splatter paint pumpkin gives you the best of both worlds. It’s festive without looking tacky, and it’s easy to customize. I stuck with Halloween colors to keep the look a little more traditional but something tells me pastel or metallic splatters could make a splatter paint pumpkin look pretty sophisticated.
This project is so easy and you don’t have to worry about making any mistakes! They just blend right in.
- Acrylic paint in the colors of your choice
- Paintbrush (the kind with bristles, not the sponge!)
- Mod Podge (gloss)
- If desired, paint the entire pumpkin in a base color of your choice. I used two layers of stark white acrylic paint to cover my pumpkin.
- Pour out the first paint color you would like to use into a disposable tray, and dilute with a few drops of water to make it easy to splatter. In a covered area (or an area you don’t mind getting covered in paint), dip the paintbrush into the paint and splatter the pumpkins.
- Continue to do with other colors until you’ve reached your desired level of coverage.
- Seal with Mod Podge for durability and for a more polished look.