My fellow Pyrex collectors will love this DIY Pyrex pumpkin!
I’ve already sold some of my beaded Christmas spiders so I really needed to get cracking and make some more, but first I had to make one last Halloween craft. And these turquoise painted pumpkins, inspired by my favorite vintage Pyrex pattern: Blowing Leaves, were too cute not to share!
I am loving these painted Pyrex pumpkins!
After painting a series of pumpkins turquoise for my easy turquoise rhinestone pumpkins, I started dreaming about a Pyrex-inspired painted pumpkin. I eyed up my turquoise Pyrex collection and plucked the Blowing Leaves casserole from the top shelf. The how-to is really simple, but it takes a steady hand.
How to Make a Painted Pumpkin:
The tutorial for this is super simple! Using the Craft Smart Paint Pen (found at Michael’s – this one is similar), I just freehand drew the design of mod leaves.
It is TRICKY to draw on a pumpkin because it’s round and lumpy, and my design is admittedly a little wonky, but it turned out so adorably cute. Here are some tips for a more perfect Pyrex painted pumpkin (say that five times fast!)
- I think this would be a little easier on a large pumpkin, which would afford more space for a more detailed design.
- Try to choose as smooth a pumpkin as possible – faux would work even better!
- If you need to, try drawing your design on a piece of paper first for practise
There are so many Pyrex patterns that would look perfect on a painted pumpkin.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! If you’re craving a sweet treat but can’t stomach any more candy, I highly recommend baking up a batch of these easy chocolate raspberry hand pies tonight.
P.S. Don’t Forget to Pin for Later!