October is one of my favourite times of year, the weather turns cooler, Christmas is around the corner and Halloween is upon us. However October is important for another reason, it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I cannot think of a better way to show our support for this fantastic cause and celebrate our love for Halloween than painting some lovely pumpkins pink.
You need a few things for this project all of them are available on the high street. Obviously, you are going to need some pumpkins, choose whatever size you wish to decorate. We used spray paint for this project, we recommend white primer and then some lovely pinks for a topcoat.
Make sure you are in a well ventilated area, cover nearby areas with cloths to protect them from spray. Clean your pumpkin using soap and water and then allow it to dry. When the pumpkin is ready to be decorated place it on top of a cup or bowl so you can turn it without having to touch the painted surface, this also gives you easier access to the bottom of the pumpkin.
Priming the surface you are going to paint will provide you with a better finish when you apply your colourful top coat. Prepare your paint according to manufacturers instructions and then apply to your pumpkin. As you are spraying hold the can around ten inches from the pumpkin to stop the paint running. Apply two further coats a couple of minutes apart.
Next, prepare your pink paint as per the manufacturers instructions. Using the same method as above apply three coats of paint to your pumpkin each a few minutes apart. This time let the paint dry for twenty four hours.
Once the paint is completely dried you can place it wherever you wish and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Did you give this project a try? We would love to hear your thoughts and see your picture below.