Fall is here, and that means it’s time to get creative with pumpkins — DIY push pin pumpkins to be precise!
I love pretty, simple pumpkins, but sometimes it’s more fun to pump ’em up with paint and thumb tacks! I took some simple pumpkins, and using some simple items I had on hand, made them a lil more fun.
Grab your supplies:
Let’s make some polka dot DIY push pin pumpkins
This one’s the easiest ever. Just take your brass push pins and stick them into the pumpkin in a polka dot pattern that makes you happy.
Moving onto sporty pumpkins
Do you have a favorite sports team? Why not turn your pumpkin into your fave team or brand super easily. Just paint the pumpkin in your desired color, and let it dry.
Next, take a marker and draw the design or text you want to use.
Just trace it with the tacks, and let the, overlap each other a bit as you go.
This is really quick and easy!
Tip: Any paint you might scratch off in the process can be touched up with Q-tips dipped in paint.
I’m making a Kansas City Chiefs pumpkin next!
Let’s try some glam striped DIY push pin pumpkins
Start off by spray painting a pumpkin and letting it completely dry.
I really love this aqua shade from Krylon called Ocean Mist.
Go around the stem with your tacks in a circle shape.
If you’d like, you can draw rough lines around the pumpkin that will serve as your guides.
Cover all lines with the tacks, making sure all tacks overlap slightly, and when you’re done push all pins into the pumpkin all of the way. Cute, huh?
Last option is a paint striped pumpkin
This one doesn’t even involve thumb tacks.
Take your foam brush and paint and paint simple and non-perfect stripes around the pumpkin.
Do two coats and leave as is t let dry, or take it another step and scratch off some paint into a more rough Aztec inspired design.
Just take a sharp surface and lightly scratch off the desired paint in a pattern. I used the “unclicked” edge of an ink pen, which worked perfectly.
Just a few ideas for some super quick, easy, and affordable DIY push pin pumpkins!
Will you be making these?
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