White faux pumpkin decorating is a new Halloween trend. Not only does it save the mess of traditional pumpkin decorating, but it also has a classier look fit for any style of décor.
Best Paints to Use for White Faux Pumpkins
Sometimes, if white faux pumpkins aren’t available, you may need to use some paint to transform some orange pumpkins into white ones. To do so, you need to use a paint that will adhere to plastic.
- Matte acrylic paint
- Semi-gloss (chalky) paint
- Water-proof paint
- Glass paint
If you are planning to place your faux pumpkins outside where they may be affected by the elements, ensure you choose a water-proof paint.
Tips for Painting Faux Pumpkins
- Don’t be afraid to paint the same pumpkin twice. Even if you have already painted an acrylic pumpkin, you can always paint it another color later if you have changed your mind.
- Use both a large and a small brush. Use the large brush for most of the surface of the pumpkin, and the small brush for around the stem.
- Know that you will likely need two coats to cover up dark colors
- To make pumpkins that are more realistic looking, try your hand at shading.
White Faux Pumpkin Decorating Idea
The following white faux pumpkin project can be placed on either your front porch as an outdoor decoration or on your table as a centerpiece.
- White faux pumpkin (or paint an orange one)
- Waverly chalk paint, color maize
- Fall stencil
- Brown chalk paint
- Paintbrushes (small and large)
- Spray adhesive
- Other colors of paint
- Faux leaves
Step 1: Paint the Pumpkin
Start by painting every inch of your pumpkin in the maize color and let it dry completely.
Step 2: Accent the Pumpkin
Use brown paint to paint the grooves of the pumpkin to make them stand out, then let the pumpkin dry again.
Step 3: Design Your Burlap
While the pumpkin is drying, cut the burlap into a shape that will fit on your pumpkin. Use the stencil and paint to decorate the burlap any way you want.
Step 4: Glue
Use the spray adhesive to attach the burlap to the front of your pumpkin. If it won’t stick with the adhesive alone, a layer of mod podge over the top will do the trick.
Step 5: Decorate the Stem
Glue 2 or 3 leaves near the top of the pumpkin by the stem. Tie a piece of twine around the stem for the finishing touch.
White pumpkins are known to symbolize a baby that was lost during pregnancy. Many people display one white pumpkin for every child they’ve lost before birth.
Fake pumpkins are made out of a type of plastic called foamed polystyrene which is not recyclable so ensure you put it in the garbage and not the recycling bin.
Craft pumpkins are typically hollow as there is no need to use more material to make them look like real pumpkins. Keeping them hollow also makes them easier to move and decorate your home with.
Now that you know all about white faux pumpkin decorating, feel free to make a few to adorn your yard or your home. You can even switch up the colors of the stencils so all of your pumpkins have different designs. The best part is, that you can save your white faux pumpkins and set them out year after year