DIY Ghost Pumpkins have become a new favorite thing of mine. Create these pearlized Ghost Pumpkins using Plasti Dip Craft.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.
I had been searching for new themes for my front door for Halloween when Plasti Dip contacted me to create a new craft. I love the faux pumpkins but each year I want to change it up. That's why using Plasti Dip Craft is perfect. Get yours at Amazon!
You simply spray on the Plasti Dip Craft to a clean surface and when you're done with that look for the season, peel it off, because Plasti Dip Craft is peelable off most surfaces. You've seen the original Plasti Dip on some pliers or other tools, well you can now achieve the same look and feel in your crafts.
DIY Ghost Pumpkin Supplies
PlastiDip Craft paint in white PlastiDip Craft Pearlizer
- Faux Pumpkins in any size
- Black Craft Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- Rubbing Alcohol with a clean rag
- Black Permanent Vinyl
- Electronic Cutting Machine
- Ghost Face SVG Files (available at the bottom of this post)
How to Create Ghost Pumpkins
I had some old pumpkins from last year but they were looking a little rough. I cleaned them really well with some rubbing alcohol to be sure all the dust and dirt was off of them. Use a washcloth for this or a lint-free cloth, it's totally up to you. Next, cover the stems with some painters tape.
Next, begin by spraying the faux pumpkins with the Plasti Dip Craft white paint. I did 3 coats for 4 pumpkins and one can of the Plasti Dip Craft was enough. Do light coats and allow them to dry completely between each coat. Be sure to spray in a
After I've allowed the faux pumpkins to dry completely, go ahead and give your white pumpkins a spray of the Plasti Dip Pealizer paint. When using this, you need to think of what your base color will be. The Plasti Dip Craft Pearlizer comes in a variety of colors and is my most favorite part of this entire project.
Now that your ghost pumpkins are dry, remove the painter's tape from the stem and then paint the stems using standard black craft paint.
how do you put vinyl on pumpkins?
If you're using a faux pumpkin or real pumpkin, permanent vinyl is always best. You want to make sure that your surface is clean and free of debris. I prefer to not use transfer tape on larger designs but you will need it for intricate designs. Be sure that your pumpkin has completely dried before even attempting to place your vinyl. Slowly pull back the transfer paper and rub over the top of the design to ensure that your design has no air bubbles.
Upload the free ghost pumpkin face SVG files to your electronic cutting machine software. Cut the ghost faces out of black permanent vinyl and then weed your vinyl away. You can use transfer tape for this but I chose not to because I didn't want to risk the paint peeling up.
Ghost Faces Digital Cut Files
Arrange your ghost pumpkins on your front porch to create the most fun Halloween porch setting ever. If you're a fan of Hocus Pocus, you should see my Hocus Pocus front door decorations from last year.