DIY Marbled Pumpkins: Tricks from Bluprint - Engineer Mommy /* ]]> */
Oct 292018
 

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During the fall, I like to decorate with pumpkins. I buy large ones, medium ones and small ones. I buy orange ones, white ones, and irregular ones. Last weekend, I picked up a handful of small white pumpkins from the grocery store and decided to spruce them up a bit. Using a technique I learned on Bluprint, I added a faux marble design to the little pumpkins. I’m absolutely loving the way this technique looks! Here’s an Untreated and Treated Pumpkin!

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Never heard of Bluprint? Bluprint is a new subscription service and premier destination for digital lifestyle learning content. There are online classes on everything from music and writing to dance and home decor. Part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Bluprint has become my favorite destination for fun new projects and inspirational lifestyle ideas. By the way, with Halloween right around the corner, many of you may still need a costume idea. If you’re looking for a fun, easy DIY costume, check out Bluprint’s new series with sewist Marcy Harriell, “Suit Up” for inspiration & tutorials of superhero costumes for the whole family.

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Ready to see how I made these marbled pumpkins? To begin, gather the following:

  • a tub of water
  • various colors of spray paint
  • wooden stick / paint stir stick
  • pumpkins to decorate

If you are starting with an orange pumpkin, it’s best to spray paint it white first so that the marbling effect will stand out more. If you’re starting with a white pumpkin, you can go right to the marbling. For my marbling effect, I chose a few shades of blue and gold.

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Start by spray painting right onto the surface of the water for a few seconds with each paint color in quick succession. Once you’ve sprayed at least 4-5 times, use the stir stick to swirl the colors around. This will achieve a nice marbled effect on the surface of the water.

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Once you’re happy with the marbled design, submerge the pumpkin into the water and let dry.

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

This is just a quick, basic version of the process. For the full details and other smart tips along the way, check out the full Bluprint video for more!

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

And look at all the fun videos in the Home Decor category: Personalized Wine Tags, Chalkboard Wall Hanging, and more. I get so inspired by checking out their library of tutorials!

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Did you know that Bluprint offers over 3,000 hours of original classes? Moreover, there are a number of original series with creative experts that can inspire and empower viewers! Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or a novice crafter, check out a Bluprint subscription ($14.99/mo or $120/year). It’s available on desktop/mobile, the Bluprint app and on Roku. In fact, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, consider a Bluprint subscription gift for the crafter on your shopping list. Also available for the holidays exclusively to Bluprint subscribers are Bluprint Boxes. Each box includes all the supplies you need to dive into a new craft, from cake decorating to knitting to drawing. Each box pairs with Bluprint’s beginner class series, Startup Library, so you have perfectly coordinated tools and step-by-step video guidance to help you through your first project.


Make your own Marbled Pumpkins and flex your crafting muscles this season!

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

DIY Marbled Pumpkins

Check out the wide selection of inspirational tutorials available on Bluprint. Have you ever made marbled pumpkins? Do you like the way this pumpkin came out?







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 October 29, 2018  Posted by

16 Responses to “DIY Marbled Pumpkins: Tricks from Bluprint”

  1. That is such a cool look! I have seen these marbled pumpkins around this year, but had no clue how to make them.

  2. These look amazing. We are just starting to take Halloween seriously here in the UK. I am going to look out for some fake pumpkins to decorate,

  3. So pretty! What a fun idea. We might have to do this next year. I’m sort of over carving the pumpkins and getting the guts all over the house.

  4. That looks so cool! I am always trying to find fun ways that the kids can be creative. This would be so easy and hopefully not too messy.

  5. How cool is that anyone can do this and be creative. This is the first time I have heard about Bluprint seems like a well spent membership to check on.

  6. I have seen this done before but have never tried doing it myself. Maybe next year I will get ahead of the game and give this pretty technique a go.

  7. That would be a lot of fun to make! I am totally testing this out.

  8. Those came out looking nice and sharp! I would love to do this with the kiddos!

  9. Oh these turned out so cute. I need to make some to decorate my house for Thanksgiving.

  10. My teenager actually wanted to do this, this year. She ran out of time, so hopefully she’ll try again next year.

  11. This is such a cool DIY project. This would go perfect with my fall decorations.

  12. Ok, I could get into this! I love the way it turned out! I think they look rather elegant.

  13. That is really beautiful pumpkin I like this idea, I will try with my kids. As they want some pumpkin carving but I can make them do this this year.

  14. How cool is that! You are very artistic with these kind of stuff. I think I will have to give this a try
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  15. I’ve always wanted to do this, but I always forget about this. Luckily I have some smaller pumpkins, so I’ll have to give this a try with the kids when they get home from school today. I think they’ll love this.

  16. I love this! What a fun and creative idea! Something we will have to keep in mind for next year!

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