Happy Fall everyone! Wow, this year is really flying by! How is it already time to think about decorating pumpkins? Well, if you’re a fan of buffalo checks, I have a festive and easy craft project for you! Today, I’m going to share how to paint a buffalo plaid pumpkin!
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How to Paint a Buffalo Plaid Pumpkin:
If you want to try an easy DIY project for fall, this is the paint project for you!
Before I give you all the pumpkin painting details, I want to tell you that I’m joining a group of 8 talented bloggers for a Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather. When you’re finished here, be sure to check out all the amazing crafts listed at the end of this blog post!
Let’s Get Started with the Pumpkin Painting:
- Craft pumpkins
- Craft paint – (I used off white, gray and black)
- Paint brush
Instructions to Paint Buffalo Plaid Pumpkins:
- Coat the craft pumpkins with a layer of white paint. (If your craft pumpkins are already white, you don’t have to paint them but I like the extra texture the paint adds).
For my pumpkins, I chose a creamier white to make them look a little more natural.
- With the gray paint, apply vertical wide stripes evenly down the sides of the pumpkin.
Though I’ve seen people mark the stripes off with painter’s tape, I find it just as easy to paint free hand.
- Let the gray paint dry.
- Paint horizontal stripes across the pumpkin.
- Paint black squares where each horizontal and vertical stripe meets.
- Let the plaid painted pumpkins dry.
- Decorate with your buffalo check pumpkins!
And the year before, I painted a blue buffalo check pumpkin for my fall dining room…
If you like this simple craft, head over to see more pumpkin ideas on my blog post – Pumpkin Decorations for Fall.
Hopefully, my pumpkin painting ideas will inspire you to try something new with your pumpkins this fall!
Now, head over to Bluesky at Home to see how Carol decorates her pumpkins with rope and twine!
Thanks to Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting this Creative Craft Hop! Once again, be sure to check out all the awesome crafts from the list below!
Will you be painting any pumpkins this fall?
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