I wanted to share a super easy craft today and I love these pink-painted cinderella pumpkins. Who doesn’t love pink pumpkins?
I actually used real cinderella pumpkins for the craft. I am excited to share my thirty-minute craft which is the perfect way to make some gorgeous pink pumpkins.
Painted Cinderella Pumpkins
Did you know Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkins (aka Cinderella pumpkins) are a French heirloom variety that grows on sprawling vines reaching over three meters in length? They were also one of the most popular and common pumpkins in the French marketplace in the 1880s. Today these pumpkins are mostly used for decoration but they also make great soups and pies too.
As you might have guessed, these pumpkins were renamed and called Cinderella pumpkins in the late 1950s, since their shape resembles the pumpkin depicted in the Cinderella Disney film.
Here you can see what my Cinderella pumpkins looked like before and after I painted them. I like that the paint hides the blemishes on the pumpkin and definitely makes them shine!
All this took is one coat of metallic pink paint and my pumpkins went from plain to glistening! And just so you know, it took me thirty minutes to paint all five of these pumpkins.
Why Did I Chose Pink to Paint my Cinderella Pumpkins?
I love the combination of pink and orange and I have been decorating with these two colors for a very long time.
I have a lot of orange pumpkins so I decided to paint some pink ones too.
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Materials Needed to Make These Pink Pumpkins
Cinderella Pumpkins – real or faux
DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic Paint – Rose Quartz (or any other color) or DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Paint – Berry
Can you guess how to paint these? It is exactly as it seems. Pour some paint on a paper plate, thin with a tiny bit of water (if the paint is too thick), and paint the pumpkins with a paintbrush. Let dry.
I am pretty sure we can all make these.
So what do you think of the before and after?
I love these painted real pumpkins. I know they won’t last forever but they will look amazing for all of fall.
I love styling my pink pumpkins with the fall orange-toned leaves.
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