Well, I am afraid I might be slightly obsessed with my cheap little children's watercolor set that I purchased from Target a few months ago. I never dreamed that I would go as far as to paint an autumn pumpkin with the set. And, my watercolor streak isn't done with either. I have other schemes lurking in my head just waiting to be attempted.
But, as far as this DIY project is concerned, minature pumpkins, children's watercolors, and autumn go hand in hand.
To make your own DIY watercolor pumpkins you will need:
miniature pumpkins - unpolished
white spray paint
children's watercolor set
Spray on sealant (optional, see instructions)
1: Spray paint your pumpkins white. I will also add a *warning* - my pumpkins started to chip, and are still chipping. I used polished mini pumpkins (which is why I recommend unpolished) and also a very cheap white spray paint. If I were to do it again, I would use a high quality spray paint and a spray on sealant. 2: Once you have painted your pumpkins white, paint over the white paint with your watercolors. 3: Let the watercolors dry and seal with a spray on sealant.
I loved how these little pumpkins turned out, but I am even more pleased with the fact that I was able to paint these beauties during a warm autumn afternoon with my two little ladies. I had a few extra pumpkins which I spray painted for them, and they were both (ages 18 months and 5) able to paint their own pumpkins without hardly any trouble; though, the little one did mainly just paint water onto her pumpkin - it still turned out adorable! I love being able to create special moments like these with my little ladies. It was such a fun afternoon!