DIY Marbled Pumpkins: Tricks from BluprintOctober 29, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for Bluprint. All opinions are mine alone.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Once you’re happy with the marbled design, submerge the pumpkin into the water and let dry.
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!
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!
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!
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?