Halloween is so close! We wanted to come up with a new way to decorate pumpkins sans carving. This year we're going to avoid the messy explosion of pumpkin bits. With just a little white paint and some henna we created festive pumpkins that break the mold.
What you'll need:
Step One: We chose to do stripes on our larger pumpkin. Paint a solid color along the striped ribs of the pumpkin.
Step Two: Skipping every other rib of the pumpkin, finish painting stripes all around. You will need to do a second coat of paint to keep the orange from peeking through.
Step Three: For our smaller pumpkin we chose to do a henna pattern with a little bit of paint. We started by painting a solid stripe right around the center of the pumpkin. This will also need a second coat of paint.
Step Four: Now comes the henna! This is going to be different for everyone. For each layer we chose a pattern and continued it around the top of the pumpkin. We started with half circles, triangles and lines.
Step five: Continue the henna pattern until you reach the white paint.
Step 6: Now use the painted line as a mirror and repeat the pattern below the line.