I love painting pumpkins as you saw in my chalk paint studded pumpkins post and today painted a leopard pumpkin inspired by my new favorite shoes. it’s a super easy and quick little project that works on faux and real pumpkins.
Painted leopard pumpkin
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- faux or real pumpkins
- sharpie or black craft paint
- tan or beige-brown craft paint
Instructions for painted leopard pumpkins
In our tiny house I don’t have room for a collection of large pumpkins and it honestly always irks me to buy them and then have to see them rot and then throw them out.
So I usually go for small pumpkins.
And since I have a new favorite pair of leopard wedges that I can’t stop wearing, I thought that the simple leopard pattern would be perfect for a tiny pumpkin. It’s a simple leopard pattern, meaning it’s only a plain beige background (no variations) and the simple dark brown spots.
I started out with painting the little pumpkin a beige-brown with acrylic craft paint:
After it dried I just used a small hard bristle brush to paint in the uneven spots. It’s uneven, not perfect and I like it that way. It was a fast and easy little project that added a little touch of fall to our tiny little kitchen.
Just copy the pattern of my pumpkin below.
You could even just use a black sharpie for it too.
See the fur isn’t even and perfect either.
The shoes are really pretty too, right? Oh and you can buy them right HERE
if you would like to have your own pair
I love the little fella!
And that’s it for today.
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