Thursday, November 6, 2014

DIY - Fall decoration

greetings everyone!
today i have a tutorial for you all!
a little while ago, i painted a pumpkin to decorate 
my room with. it was lots of
fun & its so cute and easy!

*i did have step by step pictures but i wasn't able
to get those uploaded, so i hope it makes sense without them!

what you'll need:
1. a pumpkin, any size (i did a rather smallish one!)
2. white paint and pick a few colors also

3. a few different sizes of paint brushes 

4. a plastic bag, cardboard or newspaper to cover your
working surface.

5. a bowl of water to clean your brushes.

6. a pen

so to start out, squirt a blob of white paint onto your plastic bag near an
edge where the pumpkin wont get in it. note: if your using cardboard or newspaper for
your work space than use a paper plate for your paint!

than paint the whole pumpkin white.
it will need around 15 minutes to dry the first white coat. once its dry
do another coat of white paint. wait till it is completely dry, otherwise
you may face some problems!

next, take your pen and draw your party flags/upside down triangles all the
way around the pumpkin. try and keep them all around the same size.
you do have to be careful though because the pen will dig into the white paint
unless you draw lightly.

and after that, start putting little blobs of your colored paint
on the edges of your plastic bag (or on your paper plate!).

now's the fun part! just start filling in the flags with your paint!
note: i did end up doing second coats on the flags also!

after your flags are dry (like ALL the way!) you
can add polka-dots, stripes etc. i used a gold metallic sharpie
for my designs but you can use paint, a pen, or whatever you think
would look good! and i only added deigns to a few of
my flags so it wouldn't look too overwhelming!

and for the stem, i just colored it all gold with my
sharpie and it ended up looking pretty nice!

here is the finished pumpkin!

and i also decided to carve a spider-man pumpkin!

annnd thats it!
thanks for reading... hope you're having a
marvelous Fall :D


*Alaina Josephine*