Painting pumpkins is easier than carving, and it gives you an option to match them to your interior and personal style. We apprised you of chinoiserie-inspired pumpkins, now we’ve another popular no-carve pumpkin decorating idea, which is, a galaxy painted pumpkin. Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger shared a nice tutorial to paint a galaxy on a pumpkin.
She used a fake black pumpkin, craft acrylic paint, sponge brush, and a few old toothbrushes. The project started with putting on smudges of dark blue onto the pumpkin and then dulling them off with black paint. She used a paper towel to gently dab the black paint on the blue smudges. Next, she applied other shades like teal, purple, pink and gold with a sponge brush (you can also use cotton balls). At last, tiny drops of white paint were sprinkled with stiff bristles of an old toothbrush to mimic stars.
After all the effort, the galaxy pumpkin was ready. She didn’t leave it there, instead, she turned it into a jack-o’-lantern. She printed constellation patterns on a paper and then used it as a stencil to mark points of each star on the pumpkin. These marked dots are drilled and further joined with white paint to look like galactic constellations. She also drilled small holes all around the pumpkin, which would glow to look like stars when it becomes a jack-o’-lantern.
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Finally, she drilled a large hole on the bottom of the pumpkin to put in Christmas lights, turning it into an illuminating galaxy jack-o’-lantern. Allison used a fake black pumpkin for the project, however, it seems possible to paint the galaxy on a real pumpkin too. Why not try this time!
It is an easy Halloween DIY project, which might lure people with Stars in their minds.
Head over to Dream a Little Bigger for more images and complete tutorial.