Painting pumpkins white is so easy to do and will give any gourd, real or faux, that gorgeous creamy designer look! Even if you are not crafty you can make beautiful white pumpkins! So grab those orange ones and let’s paint!
You don’t have to wait for Baby Boo pumpkins to show up in your area to have designer looking white pumpkins! And if you paint faux pumpkins you can save them from year to year.
These sweet white pumpkins are so much nicer than their white counterparts! They look so real!
I’ve been using this easy technique to paint any color pumpkin white for years! My favorites are the little Baby Boo’s so lots of my little orange pumpkins are now a pretty creamy white!
Here’s how they looked before I painted them…
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PAINT PUMPKINS WHITE
This technique is a little bit different from any other I have seen.
I created it out of necessity. I wanted faux white pumpkins with that had that gorgeous dull, waxy look and feel of real ones!
Here’s what you will need…
- pumpkins or any gourd
- pure white acrylic or chalk paint
- butter yellow acrylic or chalk paint
- clear wax (used for furniture)
- soft white cloth (t-shirt material works best)
- plastic spoon
- paper plate
Real white pumpkins have a little bit of warm undertones. So I wanted to create that realistic look.
THE PAINTING PROCESS
Using a paintbrush paint two coats of pure white paint to completely cover the pumpkins.
I like to hold them by their stems to paint them.
Let the paint dry in between coats.
After the pumpkins are completely coated with pure white paint set them aside to dry completely.
Make a “sludge” by mixing about a rounded tsp of clear wax with one or two drops of butter yellow acrylic or chalk paint. Mix them together until they are thoroughly incorporated.
You can always adjust the sludge by adding more wax or more paint.
Put a small amount of the sludge on a soft white cloth and wax the entire pumpkins.
Set the pumpkin aside for about 10 minutes to let the wax dry. Use a clean white cloth and buff the pumpkins into a dull shine.
I think this is not only a very easy way to have a stash of white pumpkins but the buffed look is amazing!!!!!
Now here a tip that will take your white painted pumpkins over the top…
Pop out the fake stems.
And pop off the stem of a real pumpkin. Glue the real pumpkin stem onto the painted pumpkin! Hot glue works fine for this.
Genius, right! And so easy!
At the end of each fall season when I am getting rid of my real pumpkins I pop off their stems or cut them out of the spent pumpkins. Then I set them out to dry in our garage. When they are dry and put them in a paper bag until the next fall.
I also visit my local greenhouses and ask them if I can have the stems of pumpkins they are going to throw away.
I hope you will try this easy technique! You will love the results!
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