DIY Marbelized Pumpkins

Hi! I am Lynn Muir from Pocketful of Paint blog. I am excited to share this fun DIY Halloween craft with you today. This is a craft you could call a “science experiment” and do with your kids. And really, you could use any object to marbleize. The possibilities are endless!

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

I bought some cheap faux pumpkins at Walmart to use for this craft, grabbing a variety of shapes and sizes. You will also need a large bin of water, rubber gloves (a must! I figured out the hard way), paint stick, and two colors of spray paint that are oil based.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

You will need to start by spraying your pumpkins a base color. I choose to do most of mine white and a couple gold for my base colors.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

While those dry you can start to prep your bin of water. If you have larger pumpkins you will want to fill a large plastic bin 3/4 of the way full of water. Once that is ready you will begin to spray a different color (I chose black). Spray the paint in the center of the bin. You will want to spray it quickly and spray a good amount of paint.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

Give the paint a gentle stir, pulling it in different directions.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

Now, with your gloves on, quickly dip your pumpkin into the water. The black paint will grab onto the pumpkin.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

And WAALAA! A beautiful marbleized pumpkin for your decorating needs.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

Tip! Be careful where you place your hands when dipping the pumpkin, you will leave finger marks on the pumpkin.

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

Now go decorate with those bad boys!!

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

You could even dip a creepy skull! Try anything!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Use the hash tag #getcraftywithyourbadself and tag me on Instagram @PocketfulofPaint so I can see what you create! πŸ™‚

DIY Marble Skull, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!

Please PIN so your friends can make these marbled pumpkins too!

DIY Marble Pumpkins, fun Halloween decor to make with the kids!



See more Spooky decor ideas on my blog like…

Fun Halloween decorating ideas!

My spooky front porch decorations.

DIY Halloween Bunting, too cute paired with these fun skeletons!

Fun DIY party skull banners.

Fun Halloween decorating ideas!

And an easy lace garland DIY that you can use for any holiday!

lovelynn

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37 Comments

  1. Oooo, these are cool. I’ve tried marbling little things with nail varnish and it was loads of fun, this is like doing the same on a giant scale. I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks

  2. Thanks for sharing such a cool technique with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s party!
    #252

  3. Oh, I just love these! I’m so excited to have y’all join The Creative Circle. You have so much style! xoxo (I’m an identical twin too! Wish I could get my sis to blog with me. πŸ˜‰ )

  4. These pumpkins are adorable. Last year, I painted my orange pumpkins black or white. I have to give this idea a try. Nothing boring about these pumpkins. This is one of my features for the Funtastic Friday Link Party coming up this week. Thanks so much for linking up!

  5. You win for best pumpkins! I love this idea. I have some plastic skulls I bought and I’m going to try to do those. Pinning! #turnituptuesday

  6. These are amazing! Definitely need to try these next year, love them! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Totally Terrific Tuesday party, pinned it to our boards!

  7. Very pretty look that I’d love to have in my home. I also wonder how you get rid of the water. I wouldn’t pour it outside as it can affect and pollute the ground water. I would pour in old cans with lids and dispose of it as a hazardous material like old paint.

    1. That’s a good question, Vikki, let’s see what Lynn says. I would rinse it out over rocks if it was me since we have a pile on the side of our house. Definitely don’t put it down a drain πŸ™‚

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