Happy Halloween everyone! Since today is Halloween I thought about not posting this 'How To', but I realized that pumpkins (especially ones like this that don't look too Halloween-y) can stay around until Thanksgiving. I've talked about my love for monograms on here before, so when deciding how to paint my pumpkin this year a monogram was a no brainer! I have to be honest that I was very excited with how it came out because it's almost exactly what I had pictured in my head. This pumpkin makes for a chic decoration and looks very pretty in the center of a table (which is where I have mine!). Here's how you can make your own monogram pumpkin.
1 pumpkin (try to find one that is relatively smooth and round so it's easier to paint on)
1 paint color for background
1 paint color for monogram and stem
-Flip the pumpkin over and paint the bottom half with the color you've chosen for the background using a sponge brush, allow to dry.
-Paint a second coat, try to do it thicker then the first coat to really cover the pumpkin, and allow to dry.
-Once the bottom of the pumpkin is completely dry, turn over and paint the top half, exactly as you did the bottom half (with the two coats). Do not paint the stem. Allow to dry.
-Once the pumpkin is completely dry, take a small paintbrush and carefully paint the stem with the color you want the monogram.
-Paint the initial of your last name rather large in the center of the pumpkin. You need to paint the middle one first, using a small paint brush and the color of your choice, so you can use it as a gauge for where to put the other letters. Allow to dry.
-Paint the side letters, with a small paintbrush for precision, one at a time allow to dry (The letter to the left is the letter from your first name, and the letter to the write is the letter from your middle name).
-When the letters are dry carefully go over them with a second coat of paint.
-Allow to completely dry.
~Use pictures for reference.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween! Hopefully Monday I will be able to post some pictures from my Halloween. Have a great weekend!
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