Are you already prepping for Halloween and Fall? Today I have a super fun, super quick craft project for you – Paint Drip Pumpkins! I am loving the purple and green colors for Halloween, and wanted to incorporate them, and I just love the fun of the dripping paint display.
I think that they came out super cool – and I used foam craft pumpkins (aka, fake ones) so that I pull this decor out year after year. AND, it’s a Craft Lightning, meaning you can make it in less than 15 minutes (not counting drying time)!
I couldn’t take “during” pictures because I couldn’t work the camera and deal with paint at the same time, so I called in my 7 year old to the rescue – she did a great job with documenting each step for you
So here we go, on to the tutorial! You’ll need:
–foam pumpkins (I grabbed mine at Michael’s) – you can also use real pumpkins, but I want to be able to reuse mine each year, so I went with fake ones. Pick white if you want your paint colors to really pop.
–paint – I used paint from the Behr Marquee line, and let me tell you, this paint is Ah-Mazing! (I was sent the paint, but all opinions are my own, and I am hooked on Behr!) The Marquee line is awesome, has extra color pigment, and the interior line boasts one coat coverage.
I put it to the test trying to get the light green to cover the deep purple in one coat (because there’s no way I could drip on two coats in the exact same pattern) and it worked! Here’s a pic to show you – the green covered over the purple with no problem at all. I’m impressed!! I can’t wait to use this paint on our walls! It was also nice and thick which meant the drips held up and weren’t too runny.
–You’ll also need some plastic cups for dripping and paper towels for cleanup.
First up, dip in your cup and scoop up some paint:
Then start pouring. I started with a rim around the top edge – not necessarily right around the stem, but out just a little where there’s a top edge. Then work your way down and around from there. Remember that the runs will continue to grow after you’re done dripping and adding paint, so don’t go overboard. And don’t aim for perfection – messy is great.
It’ll only take a few minutes. Then let the paint dry completely – I let my first layer dry over night.
Then you just drip your second layer right over the first layer just as you did before. You’ll want to use slightly less paint than the first layer so that you don’t cover up the first layer completely – it needs to still show under the second layer.
Then let that layer dry and they’re ready! Set out on display and enjoy the awesomeness:
If you love this post, you might also like these other ones here on Sugar Bee Crafts:
Pallet Pumpkins | Pumpkin Dress | Bling Pumpkin
Also, this is part of the #CreativeBuzz and we all have pumpkin projects, so be sure to check out the others at the links below – –
1. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Monkey Bread – This Silly Girl’s Life
2. Coastal Anchor Pumpkin – Crafts by Courtney
3. Dollar Store Painted Pumpkins – All Things with Purpose
4. Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pancakes – Made to be a Momma
5. Terra Cotta Pumpkin Fall Decor – Seven Thirty Three
6. Pumpkin Embroidery – Do Small Things with Love
7. Cream Puff Pumpkins – Play, Party, Pin
8. Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies – Just Us Four
9. Dipped Pumpkin Decor – Sugar Bee Crafts
10. Pumpkin Cake with Milk Chocolate Icing – Handmade in the Heartland
11. Burlap Mini Garden Flag with Painted Pumpkins – A Glimpse Inside
And ALSO again, this post is part of the fun of Craft Lightning – if you love super quick crafts, check out more of them by following the button below:
shannah @ Just Us Four says
Mandy – I love this idea. So cute and the kids would have a blast doing it too.
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Mandy Beyeler says
you’re right, I should have let the kids in on the fun 🙂
I want to try this with orange pumpkins and drop Fall colors over top. I’m glad to see how easy this truly is!
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Mandy Beyeler says
I bet that’ll look amazing – great idea!
Angie @ CCC says
These are an amazing idea Mandy!! Thanks for joining up!
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These are too fun! Love the purple and green.
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I love that purple! I’m looking to have something done in that exact shade – what is it called?
Mandy Beyeler says
sorry, I can’t remember off the top of my head, but it was a color from the Behr Marquee line, hope that helps!