This is the last Halloween post of the year! My house has been covered in everything from spray paint to confetti as I work to share fun and spooky inspiration with you guys! Honestly, playing with paint and glitter is literally what my dreams are made of.
This year I have been working on completing my downstairs decorating. The finishing piece was a mid-century sideboard for the dining area. It’s a goldmine for holiday decorating, and I wanted to come up with a unique craft to complement all the tabletop space it provides.
Moon phases flow perfectly with the Halloween spirit, These DIY moon phase pumpkins are my centerpiece this year. They turned out better than I expected; I honestly wasn’t sure I was going to pull this one off.
The first thing I needed to figure out was how to make a stencil that was perfectly shaped. I decided to use a round Tupperware piece as a guide, then traced the round and crescent shapes onto paper.
Next, I traced the shapes onto the pumpkins with a red permanent marker. It’s just enough of a color difference to show up on the black pumpkin, but not bright enough to be noticeable. Then I used mod podge and a paintbrush to adhere the metallic confetti.
This project took a little over an hour to do, so turn on something fun to watch and settle in. Let’s get to making!
Supplies needed for DIY moon phase pumpkins
1 bag of glitter confetti
Clear dry mod podge
A couple of paintbrushes
5 black craft pumpkins
Round Tupperware (or anything round that you have)
Red permanent marker
2 pieces of paper
Ruler or straight edge
Step one: Use the Tupperware to trace the full moon, half moon, and crescent moon onto a piece of paper. Use the ruler to draw the straight line on the half-moon phase. Then cut the phases out.
Step two: Center the stencil then use the red marker to trace the shapes onto the pumpkins. Remember to flip the crescent moon and the half-moon the second time you trace so they all face towards the full moon.
Step three: Start filling your traced shape in with mod podge a little at a time, then sprinkle the confetti over the glue and use your fingers or the back of the paintbrush to arrange the metallic shapes so that they cover most of the black. Repeat this step for all of the pumpkins. TIP: I used large pieces to help make the outline of the shapes.
Step four: Let the pumpkins dry, and touch up as needed.
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