Saturday, October 27 2012

Halloween DIY: The bold and the boo-tiful


There really is no wrong way to accessorize pumpkins or gourds. I chose to girly up warty gourds with some metallic craft paint.


  • paint brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Mulit-surface Acrylic Paints in Light Gold and Yellow Gold
  • newsprint/drop cloth


  1. There’s nothing challenging or sophisticated about this painting project — in fact, the worse a painter you are the better they’ll look!
  2. Literally slop on your paint or lightly glaze gourds with your loaded paint brush (depending on the look you’re going for) and let dry.
  3. You’ll notice that the metallic paint glazes the surface but the gourd’s patterns will still show through. If you want something more opaque ,go for a solid acrylic colour versus the metallic. For Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays, darker solid paint jobs in fall colours could be a fun alternative.

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