October 22, 2018

3 Tips for Turning Your Pumpkin into an Ornament

Halloween doesn't necessarily mean carving your pumpkin into a weird or scary face. This year, turn your pumpkin into a beautiful decoration for your home.

1. With candle wax

Pour hot wax of different colours over your pumpkin, letting them run down to create a beautiful, fountain-like effect. You can also make your pumpkin into a candle-holder. Simply cut a hole in the top, scoop out the pulp, find a candle to fit the hole and wedge it in securely before lighting. Now it'll produce a warm glow as well as stunning wax patterns.

Pumpkin with candle wax

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Pumpkin candle-holder

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2. With glitter

Choose your favourite glitter colours and create a simple design for your artwork, marking it out in pen or using a stencil. You can either coat the pumpkin in glue first, then shake on dry glitter, or apply ready-mixed glue-glitter. You could leave some areas bare for contrast. Your creation will look stunning in the light of a candle, lamp or log-fire.

Pumpkin wiht glitter

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3. With paint

Acrylic paint has a striking effect on a pumpkin's shell. You can either spray-paint it, or use brushes or other applicators for a more precise design. A range of stencils can also be purchased, but if you prefer to paint freestyle, why not?

Pumpkin with paint

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Pumpkin with paint

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To find other inspiring ideas, check out online picture galleries and relevant websites. Then all you need to do is place your pumpkin in an eye-catching place in your home and showcase it with the proper lighting.

Happy Halloween!

See also:

Mixing Neutral Colours in Home Decor

5 Dramatic Front Door Trends

Choosing Tiles for the Bathroom Wall

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