Fall is my faaaaaaaaaaaaaavorite time of the year.
PSL’S (pumpkin spice lattes…), PUMPKIN PIE & PUMPKIN CARVING!
This article last year from Chatelaine Magazine got me freaking jazzed for this year’s fall festivities!
But what could i paint on a pumpkin!? CHEVRON, of course! Here is how i did it below!
- Pumpkin of your choosing (Bigger is easier folks!)
- 2 Paint colors of your choice
- Paint brushes with flat heads
- flyers or newspapers to protect your working surface
- Carpenters pencil (But a regular pencil will work just fine)
Let’s get painting!
Paint your entire pumpkin your “base” color… or in other words – the color you want to see more of. I suggest using your darker color, but alas, this is your canvas, not mine!
Wait 12-24 hours for your pumpkin to dry. Draw the below on your pumpkin.
As you can see above… its just horizontal lines, followed by vertical lines (so your pumpkin will look like it has a bunch of squares on it) – Then you will draw a diagonal line, switching directions in each box. If you look closely, you can see you have already formed your chevron pattern. Here is what mine looked like below… Don’t judge…. haha
Now… if you look realllllllly closely above – you can faintly see my chevron lines… yes – i failed the first time i tried, that’s why mine looks like a bunch of ziggity zags & garbage. But i hope this helps you get the idea! (besides – the super tiny cute white pumpkin i found should probably get me some points)
I then used my second color to paint my chevron pattern! ET VOILA! Let it dry & your pumpkin is ready to be seen by the world!
– Feel free to use painters tape, im sure by now you know how patient i am… and painters tape is for the patient person… not pamela.
– Instead of carving into this precious work of art – i am going to dump all that gunk out, clean it out real good… then the hubby and i are going to drill holls in it (keeping in the chevron pattern of course!) and put a candle inside.. it will look like this (except still as fabulous as my original creation):
THINK OF ALL THE POSSIBILITIES!
I have a feeling this won’t be the last we see of pumpkins from me this month!