Interiors

DIY | 3 Ways To Embellish A Pumpkin

When it comes to October decoration, a pumpkin is a must – not only in matters of creepy-crawly Halloween pumpkin lanterns on your front porch (I only did that once as a kid, Halloween is not such a big deal here in Europe), but also in matters of their versatility to embellish. There must be at least a million DIYs out there to decorate a simple pumpkin if you’re not that into green, yellow and orange.So although fall colours are wonderful and I do love them, I wanted to try something new, and I wanted to make it simple. I’m a real big fan of simplicity when it comes to clothes and interiors, and a big fan of nail polish, having learned that this stuff can be used for so many things (remember my Rhinestone Sweater?). I still have some big plans for this wonderful liquid in my head!

Pumpkin + Nail Polish = Fun!

You need:

  • Pumpkins (small ones, large ones, you decide)
  • White Spray paint
  • Nail polish in a colour of choice
  • Wooden skewer

pumpkin-1 Tutorial

  • Thoroughly spray paint your squash (it’s best to do it outside) and let it dry.
  • Version 1: Prepare a plastic bowl larger than your gourd with water and add some nail polish, which will remain on the surface of the water. Swirl the polish around with your wooden skewer, then dip in the pumpkin until the surface is covered in marble swirls. Let it dry and repeat with the other side if you want to.
  • Version 2: With the brush of your nail polish, make small dotted lines along the sides of the pumpkin. Let dry.
  • Version 3: My favourite one! Just pour out the nail polish over the top of the pumpkin until the liquid runs down the sides. Let dry.

This project has been fairly easy, and I really like the outcome. Of course you can use whatever spray paint and nail polish you want. I bet a black surface with golden marble swirls would look amazing as well!

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Lena Petrova
    12th October 2016 at 8:50 am

    really cute and creative! I really like it!

    Lena
    http://zoyaandme.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      12th October 2016 at 9:09 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    13th October 2016 at 7:20 pm

    The marble effect is amazing! This is such a fun way to decorate with pumpkins without having to get all gross from the pumpkin guts!

    Rebeccaetc.blogspot.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th October 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Yes you’re right, I’m glad you like it!

  • Reply
    Aliona
    14th October 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Loved reading this. Please check out my latest blog trip to a Farfetch mansion!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      14th October 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, I definitely will!

  • Reply
    adriana
    14th October 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Just in time! I was searching for some pumpkin inspiration:D Thanks!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      14th October 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Perfect! Glad I could help 🙂

  • Reply
    Annie
    17th October 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Ahh this is so fun and spooky! Halloween is just the best holiday isn’t it!?
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      17th October 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Yes it totally is!

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    Lauren
    22nd October 2016 at 12:50 am

    Cool ideas, nice change to the traditional ones
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      22nd October 2016 at 6:42 am

      Thank you!

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