Last Friday, I had craft night with my cousin. We painted Fun-Kins. Fun-Kins are artificial pumpkins that are weather resistant and can be carved. I had purchased some Martha Stewart pearl and glitter paints from the craft store to paint our pumpkins. We also enjoyed pumpkin ale and a pumpkin-themed dessert when we finished painting. There’s no such thing as pumpkin overload!
We made pumpkin doughnut sundaes with pumpkin doughnuts I picked up during the week from a farm stand and pumpkin ice cream that my cousin bought from Trader Joe’s. I heated the doughnut for about 25 seconds, just enough to warm them through, and added a couple scoops of ice cream on top. It was so good!
My cousin chose to glitter her pumpkin. It reminded me of the pumpkin carriage in Cinderella. I chose to paint stripes in black and copper paint. Once the paint started to dry, I added a black and orange glitter paint on top of the black stripes for added shimmer.
I am pleased with how my pumpkin came out, but I don’t think I will be buying Martha Stewart brand paints again. They came out very sheer even after multiple coats of paint. Surprisingly, the store brand paints I own have better coverage.
It was a fun night of crafting and we both made fall/Halloween decorations we can enjoy for years to come. Maybe next year I’ll try to carve a Fun-Kin. I’m interested to see if carving would be any easier on a fake pumpkin. Although I do enjoy the process of gutting and carving a real pumpkin! I hope to do that in a few weeks.