Repost-Sunday, September 16, 2012 “Never too early for Pumpkin Decorating!…”

Okay, so we haven’t officially even hit Fall yet, but the kid in me can’t help but want to get a hold of those orange gourds we all love to decorate this time of year and get creative! Now last year I did my pumpkins covered in tacks, for that studded look… If you hadn’t already read it, check out it out here. Really easy and beautiful way to add a little Rock N Roll to your doorstep!

This year, I decided to take my Dip it, Tie it, Dye it post one step further and try to go with a more “dipped” looking family of jack-o-lanterns…

Another extremely easy way to decorate… A bit of spray paint, and regular latex paint, and  you’re basically good to go! Paolo and I stopped off at Home Depot as I didn’t feel like paying twice the money to “pick” my own at a farm…


We grabbed a nice assortment of sizes and shaped, and tried to get with longer stems, as I always think it’s much more interesting with the twist of the vine still attached.



I sprayed the various gourds in Black, Metallic Gold and in a Neon Pink (which unfortunately does not photograph as well expected)… This was serving as my base coat of color to then layer the “dipped” effect over.




I basically used those inexpensive foam applicators to apply a thick amount of the latex paint on either the top of bottom of the pumpkin, then helped gravity do its thing by tapping it, to create the desired drip areas and legs.


The application is very similar to icing a cake or something… I mean, doesn’t this look like an amazing confection of sorts?…


For the pumpkins I wanted the drip coming from the bottom up, I just stuffed some newspaper into an old flower pot to stabilize the gourd to then drip the paint over…


I even drizzled some of the black latex onto the white latex before it was dry to swirl the two together…



So all in all, just a really easy DIY to do, the look is kind of awesome! Happy Decorating!