Decorating painted pumpkins is always trendy. It makes a great family activity or seasonal decoration, depending on your goals. Pumpkins can sometimes look rather good after being painted. Following this tutorial, you can learn how to make your fake pumpkins look more lifelike with Fusion. This DIY activity is ideal for the holiday weekend with the kids.
Materials You’ll Need
- Fusion Mineral Paint Tuscan Orange, Fern, Peony, Inglenook, and Damask
- Milk Paint Millenial Pink and Aperol Spritz
- Fusion Furniture Wax – Pearl
- Faux pumpkins
- Natural pumpkin stems (optional)
- Peanut Shells
- Chip brushes
- Staalmeester premium brushes
Step 1: Make the Faux Pumpkins Look Real
Although we appreciate how long-lasting fake pumpkins are, we don’t always appreciate how cheap and unrealistic they look. So let’s give them an air of sophistication and realism!
For this tutorial, we did two distinct variations. We gave some of them a rough surface using Fusion’s Aperol Spritz Milk Paint, while we gave others a pumpkin-orange finish with Tuscan Orange and Pressed Fern.
The other batch was painted to resemble heirloom pumpkins like the Cinderella pink heirloom pumpkins (we used Fusion Mineral Paint Damask, Peony, and Millenial Pink Milk Paint by Fusion to add texture to the pumpkins).
Most fake pumpkins look fake because of the stem, so we took off the plastic branches and glued on stems from real pumpkins. Before painting, we also sanded each faux pumpkin to eliminate the glossy finish. For the ones with texture, we just made a thick mixture of the milk paint powder and painted it on.
Step 2: Painting Pumpkins
Using Tuscan Orange, simply use a sponge or a Staalmeester brush to paint over the surfaces of your faux pumpkins.
We stuck peanut shells on the other bumpy pumpkin to make it look rough. After painting the pumpkins, we put either Fusion Ageing Wax or White wax in the indentation to make it look better.
Step 3: Leave to Dry and Accessorize!
Make painted pumpkins for Halloween today with Fusion Mineral Paint! Also, we want to see your Halloween projects, so don’t forget to tag us on social media! And don’t forget to visit A Place Called Home GA 2 for all your DIY needs.