How to Make a Christmas Pumpkin

4 Materials
1 Hour
Easy
Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin, I need it for a Christmas decoration!
And if you are like me, I bet you have more than one pumpkin on your porch to save for this easy upcycling project.
Clean the pumpkin so the paint would easily stick on its surface. Cover the stem with duct tape so you could later paint in differently than the rest of the pumpkin.
Clean the pumpkin so the paint would easily stick on its surface. Cover the stem with duct tape so you could later paint in differently than the rest of the pumpkin.
Place the pumpkin on a large piece of paper or other type of cover to protect the soil, and spray paint all over it. Let it dry completely before going further with your design.
First, cover the stem in a solid color like red or green, using the Sharpie. You can also use an acrylic paint for this task if you think that coloring it with the Sharpie would take too long.


Now you have a colored pumpkin ready to be drawn on. Presume that the stem is the center of your design and start drawing around it.


Draw pine branches or any other ornaments at your choice, until you cover the upper part of the pumpkin. In the end, you will get a nicely designed Christmas pumpkin like the one I got on this project.


What I got in the end, is this funny decoration that I will later use for a Christmas table setting. It's easy to make and it requires no cost at all!


Check the link below for more pictures and tips on how to make this Christmas pumpkin, and you'll also get the pattern for this easy to do drawing!
Suggested materials:
  • Pumpkin
  • Spray paint
  • Sharpies in different colors
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Gabi Ralea
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