Here are some quick tips and ideas for those who want artistic quality without the mess.

  1. Pick a palette: you can go with the traditional black and orange but also include fun bright colours like pink, teal, and baby blue.
  2. Start with some inspiration: Doing some research will give you some driven inspiration.  Pinterest anyone?
  3. Plan your pumpkin: Sketch some ideas on paper until you decide on a design. You can also print out the template; to help make sure the placement is right.
  4. Grab your pumpkin by the stem and use the stem to rotate it and paint it from different angles.
  5. Making mistakes is okay. If you don’t like the way it’s turning out, you can always paint over it.