Today I’m sharing a quick and easy DIY Halloween craft: turning thrift store faux pumpkins into cute and custom hand sketched pumpkins using oil based sharpie paint pens.
There is something about Halloween that begs and screams for black and white decor.
And, as much as I love colour all year round, it just feels so right to go with the crisp contrast of black and white for this short lived season.
I can’t wait to share a few fun little Halloween decor touches that we’ve added around here (mini tour coming tomorrow)… but I also wanted to share a super easy and fun way to give some dollar store finds an elegantly adorable Halloween feel.
These cute little DIY sharpie pumpkins have been a favourite project of mine for a long while, and I’ll hope you love them just as much as I do!
To make these you need:
- faux pumpkins (I picked mine up from the dollar store) – you could also use real, mini pumpkins
- white spray paint (primer and paint in one works well)
- OIL BASED Sharpie PAINT PEN in Black (or any other colour you would like to use)
- Black spray or craft paint for the stems
If you’ve purchased already-white mini pumpkins, then you can skip this step.
Remove the stems (you can spray them or paint them with craft paint separately). Then spray your pumpkins white (I used the paint and primer in one to make sure it would adhere and it’s held up beautifully!).
Then go to town with your creativity, and use sharpie oil based paint pens to sketch any kinds of designs that you like.
I love how cute they look on our buffet all decorated for Halloween…
You can learn how to download that fun little printable banner “Trick or Treat” right here!
I moved these pumpkins over to our main mantel for our Halloween house tour…
Today I’ve got some super talented friends who are also sharing their Halloween DIYs and craft with y’all today, as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series…
Today I’m excited to be joining a group of 16 bloggers who are also sharing a Halloween DIY or Craft project today! Hop around to take in all this stunning inspiration…
DIY Lighted Halloween Sign at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Tips & Tricks for DIY Hand Lettered Pumpkins at Lemon Thistle
Scrap Fabric Lighted Halloween Garland at Clean and Scentsible
Polka Dot Pumpkin Lanterns at Finding Silver Pennies
Cheesecloth Mummy Lanterns at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Decorated Baby Boo Pumpkins at Town and Country Living
Spooky Wispy Halloween Wreath at A Pretty Life
Halloween Cloche DIY at Deeply Southern Home
DIY Creepy Halloween Floral Arrangement at House by Hoff
Easy & Elegant Halloween Wreath at Hallstrom Home
10 Minute Glam Halloween Masquerade Mask at Summer Adams
Crow Halloween Wreath at So Much Better With Age
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