{marbled pumpkin diy}

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I’m a big fan of no carve pumpkins.  Until, the day before Halloween.  We all know once they are carved…they are dead in a day or so.  Full of bugs.  Stinky.  But I’m still all about making them pretty + festive for Halloween.

Bay’s 4-H club hosts a no carve pumpkin contest every October meeting.  All the pumpkins are then donated to a rest home to be enjoyed.  LOVE this so much.

We had to get to work a little early and get a pumpkin decorated for next week.

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These nail polish marbled pumpkins caught my eye.  They were all over social media this week.  I’m sure you saw all the different methods.

Clicked on the link.

I have ALL the materials needed.

DONE!

Making them.  Like, TODAY!

Holiday Whore in full effect over here!

 

Supplies:

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  • Mini/smaller pumpkins. With a steam (make the dipping easier and cleaner) I grabbed a bunch at Trader Joe’s last week.
  • Nail Polish.  The cheap shit.  Good ol Wet & Wild.  I raided Bay’s polish collection for 3 colors that looked pretty together.  And combo will do the trick.
  • Water bucket.  Make sure it’s deep enough to fully submerge your pumpkins.
  • Room Temperature Water. Must be room temp so the polish will spread easily.
  • Sheet of wax paper.  For drying.

 

Here’s how you do it:

Have all supplies ready.  You will need to work fast.

With a bucket full of room temp water, shake nail polish brushes over the water.  Close to the water or the polish will sink.

Do this with all 3 colors.

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Holding the pumpkin by the steam, submerge the pumpkin into the water.  Dunk pumpkin sideways and roll it slowly.

The polish will stick to the pumpkin like a magnet.

Remove pumpkin and set on wax paper to dry.

Repeat if you want more marbling on the pumpkin.  I did this a second time.

Allow to dry for a couple of hours.

 

That’s it peeps.  Kids can totally do this.  Your house will reek of nail polish, but you will have some pretty pumpkins 🙂

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ONLY problem?  I now want to marble every.single.pumpkin in my house.  I may even make another trip to TJ’s for some new pumpkins to try out.

Cant stop, wont stop!

 

xoxo stacyb

 

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