Push Pin Pumpkin

Turn an ordinary pumpkin, or fake pumpkin, into a personalized decoration for your home or doorstep with a little paint and some thumbtacks! Show off your family initials, your house number or a special image with this fun project.

Things you’ll need:
Spray paint
Acrylic paint
Foam brush
Silver pushpins

Things to do:
1. On a covered and well-ventilated work surface, spray the pumpkin with three thin coats of paint all over, including the underside, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.
2. Using your paintbrush, coat the stem of the pumpkin with the craft paint.
3. Sketch your shape, address or initial onto the pumpkin with the pencil and then follow the line with overlapping pushpins, thickening some of the areas with more than one row of pins to add dimension.

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  1. I love the color and its a neat idea, but wouldnt the pumpkin rot quickly indoors and therefore end up with a pile of rotten pumpkin and sharp pushpins? I would display mine outside if I made one.

    1. Thats a good question Angel, I wouldnt think that would rot any quicker than if you carved the pumpkin. I would think it would actually rot slower, but I havent tried this myself. But if you are still concerned about it rotting inside, you could always display it outside. It’s still a unique way of decorating a pumpkin for the holiday season!

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