STEP ONE | Spray paint your mini pumpkins and let them dry thoroughly. Like I mentioned above, do not spray paint real pumpkins unless you want pumpkin guts all over your house. The chemicals in the spray paint react with the skin of the pumpkin and create a gas inside that will eventually cause the pumpkin to rupture.
STEP TWO | Using your Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints and a foam brush, paint the stem of the pumpkin and the out towards the edges. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before proceeding to the next step. This is my favorite acrylic paint because it works on so many surfaces: tin, terracotta, paper mache, canvas, wood, plaster, rigid plastic, fabric, concrete, glass, and ceramics. Plus it has a satin finish and it’s great for both indoor and outdoor projects.
STEP THREE | Paint the top of the pumpkin generously with Mod Podge. I encouraged drips down the sides by applying it very thick down the sides. On another note, did you know they now make Glow-In-The-Dark Mod Podge? It’s seriously amazing.
STEP FOUR | While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle with glitter matching the color of the paint. Make sure you carefully flip the pumpkin upside down to get the under side of the drips.
You’ll want to let your pumpkins dry overnight before you handle them. Ever since Bean saw me working on these she has been begging to hold them. Patience, my dear child 😉