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 & 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 & round so it's easier to paint on)
1 Paint for Background
1 Paint for Monogram & Stem
Small Paint Brush
-Flip the pumpkin over & 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, & allow to dry.
-Once the bottom of the pumpkin is completely dry, turn over & 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 paint brush 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 & 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 paint brush for precision, one at a time allow to dry (The letter to the left is the letter from your first name, & 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.
~Refer to pictures for reference.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful & safe Halloween! Hopefully Monday I will be able to post some pictures from my Halloween. Have a great weekend!