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Video: Fake Halloween Pumpkin To Decorate In 5 DIY Ideas
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:49
To all DIY enthusiasts, the countdown to the spookiest party of the year has just begun. So it's high time to roll up your sleeves and get started with emptying and decorating your Halloween pumpkins. If, however, you are tired of sticking to traditions, we suggest that you celebrate October 31 in originality. So forget the scary decor! Because this year, the trend is for elegant styrofoam pumpkins that you can decorate however you want. Embroidered, glittery, dressed in black, white or pastel tones, the fake pumpkin for Halloween will satisfy each of your decorative desires, from the simplest to the most eccentric. A few brushstrokes and a bit of creativity are enough to make our pumpkin decoration ideas for Halloween 2020 a success!Elegant and customizable at will, our festive squashes make a superb interior decoration to keep all winter long, provided you know how to store them.
6 stylish ideas to decorate a fake Halloween pumpkin
Artist at heart, you like to decorate and tinker with or without occasion. The first cold of the fall season will soon set in, forcing you to stay at home. And what better time to indulge in Halloween crafts? Apart from the range of festive decoration ideas that the Deavita.fr team does not cease to offer you, it will be unthinkable not to devote an article to the great essential of the upcoming festivities: the pumpkin. However, like every time we organize a creative workshop, we prefer to think outside the box by presenting something original, even atypical. And as from year to year, the task of unearthing an idea for pumpkin decoration for Halloween becomes more and more difficult, each new creative and unusual project is well appreciated. How about a fake Styrofoam squash to decorate and shape according to your preferences?
Halloween pumpkin digging gives you hives? Put away your knives! As you already know, to decorate a Halloween pumpkin, digging it is no longer mandatory! This applies in particular to small pumpkins which are very decorative, even as they are. But when it comes to DIY Halloween decor, a few brushstrokes are never too much. So, with this in mind, a fake decorative pumpkin is absolutely essential to create a successful festive atmosphere and like no other. Need some inspiration to get started with original Styrofoam pumpkin decorating this year? Find out how to successfully decorate a pumpkin for Halloween with paint thanks to our small selection of DIY ideas to follow!
Decoration idea: pastel Halloween pumpkin
Child or not, everyone has a crush on the pumpkin decoration for Halloween! If you want a change from the traditional black and orange squash, the pastel colored fake Halloween pumpkin is all you are looking for! Infinitely customizable, the artificial squash allows you to transform it into a pretty fall centerpiece for your family meals, after October 31st. Because after all, who said painted pumpkins are only for this pagan festival?
- polystyrene pumpkins
- lime paint (white, pastel blue and pastel green)
- brown or gold acrylic paint
- hot glue
- paint brushes
- cutter / knife
With the cutter, first cut out the tail of each pumpkin. Group them and place them on the work surface, previously covered with an old tablecloth. Spray them with brown or gold paint, depending on preference, and let them dry. Then tackle the squash. Paint them in different pastel colors. Here, we bet on green and pastel blue. Let them dry. Once the paint is dry, glue the tails back into place using hot glue. Finally, all you have to do is place your creations in the center of the large dining table or on the nearby buffet. As for the XS size pumpkins, feel free to put them on a large plate sprinkled with sprinkles or on a cake stand.
To spice up your DIY decor, discover how to make a fabric pumpkin that's easy and quick to slip among painted squash and artificial flowers.
Original faded effect pumpkin
No need to wait until the Halloween party to sprinkle cucurbits in your home. They easily take possession of the interior decoration, in painted version, on the table, shelves or vintage sideboard in the entrance hall.
- small fake pumpkins
- spray primer (optional)
- finishing plaster (optional)
- white lime paint
- pastel green lime paint
- golden spray paint
- foam brush
As an optional step, applying a primer to the surface of your pumpkins will allow the paint to adhere more easily. So, take a tour of the DIY stores and get a quality primer. Spray the surface of each squash and let it dry. Then put on the first coat of white and allow the paint time to dry. Apply a second coat, wait and move on to achieving the washed out effect. With the foam brush, apply the pastel green paint, lightly patting the surface of the squash. Let dry and do the same with the gold paint. Once your squash is completely dry, apply a thin coat of filler to set the paint. Finally, put them in a fairly visible place where everyone can see them.
Our decoration tip:
A beautiful assortment of cucurbits of different shapes and soft tones laid along the length of the table will make a superb fall table runner. Put in a wooden crate and combined with artificial flowers, the small styrofoam gourds turn into a stunning decoration paying homage to the current season.
Halloween decoration: pumpkin with easy and express message
- 1 fake polystyrene squash
- spray primer
- finishing plaster
- white acrylic paint
- adhesive letters
Apply a coat of primer to the surface of the squash and allow it to dry. Apply the first coat of white paint, wait and move on to the second. Once the paint is completely dry, apply a filler to keep the color intact. Finally, paste the letters and put your pumpkin in a fairly visible place. Here !
An original pumpkin decoration with melted wax crayons
In recent years, a new art has taken hold of our hearts. It is called “Melting Crayon Art”. The idea is to make decorative objects, usually paintings, using melted wax crayons. However, this is not to say that paintings are the only objects that can benefit from the impressive technique in question. The decoration in melted wax crayons is simply ideal to sublimate your Halloween pumpkins this year, while occupying your children. So, get the following materials and find out how to create little colored rashes on your squash.
- 1 large artificial pumpkin painted white
- wax crayons (in all colors)
- hot glue gun
Just before you start, get plenty of newspaper to cover your countertop well. Depending on the size of the pumpkins you plan to decorate, we also recommend that you cut the crayons in half or third. Now it's up to you to achieve the famous “Paint-Drip Pumpkin” by following the steps shown in the video above.
Small marbled pumpkin decoration
- several fake pumpkins
- White paint
- container filled with water
Start by painting your pumpkins white and let the paint dry. In the meantime, pour the varnish into a container filled with water and mix with a wooden skewer. Once the paint is dry, submerge half of each squash in water to create the desired marbling effect.
Decorate a styrofoam pumpkin with confetti
The fake white pumpkin urgently takes on a festive air with these multi-colored confetti.
- several fake pumpkins of different size
- multicolored confetti
- strong glue
- white acrylic paint
- brown or terracota acrylic paint
- paint brushes
After painting your fake pumpkins white, tackle painting their tails. Wait and glue the confetti using the glue. To set the paint and the confetti together, apply a thin coat of filler over the entire surface of the squash.
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