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