DIY Gingham Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

Snow’s on the forecast today, so that’s a bit of a bummer. But then again, we’re going as characters from “Frozen,” so perhaps this is the BEST.THING.EVER. 😂 Pure magic for an Elsa-obsessed little girl!

Anyway, a couple of years ago, Mitch and I made gingham pumpkins and our photos started showing up all over the place! It was really fun. So in the spirit of Halloween, we thought we’d re-publish one of our most-loved posts. :) I mean, Baby Emma!

Let us know if you have any questions; it’s pretty easy!

DIY Gingham Pumpkins Tutorial

Time: Approximately 1-2 hours with drying

Steps: 5

Materials:

painted pumpkins

Step One

Start by painting the pumpkin white. We used Behr paint only because we happened to have it in our back room. (Worked great.) Our pumpkins took two coats.

Let dry.

DIY Gingham Pumpkins
DIY Gingham Pumpkins

Step Two

On a palette or paper plate, mix the white and navy paint to to create your desired light blue shade. Then paint vertical stripes following the natural lines of the pumpkin. These lines are narrowest at the top and widest in the middle.

Let dry.

DIY Gingham Pumpkins

Step Three

Paint a small border around the jagged areas around the stem.

DIY Gingham Pumpkins
DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial

Step Four

Paint horizontal stripes by filling in the gaps between the vertical lines. Some measurement may be required to keep the lines a consistent width.

Let dry.

DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial

Step Five

Darken the areas where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect.

Let dry.

DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial

Aaaand you’ve done it!

Gingham Pumpkins
Gingham Pumpkins
DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial
DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial
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DIY Gingham Pumpkins tutorial

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Materials:

Pumpkins / Drop cloth or newspaper / Paper plates or cardboard / White paint (Acrylic is best, but we actually used Behr house paint since we had it laying around. Ha! Worked fine.) / Navy paint / Paintbrushes

Clothing:

Navy Turtleneck (Also love this one and this one.) / Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots (Here in brown and here in brown with a gold heel!) / Newer Plaid Skirt / Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM (Looking for an affordable brown tote? I LOVE this one!) / Sweater Blazer (More affordable here.) / Emma’s Hunter Boots (Non-glossy here. Adult version here.) / Emma’s Tartan Leggings