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DIY Halloween Decor: Make a Modern Swirly Pumpkin

March 07, 2020

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Modern Swirly Pumpkin Decor

Add some modern flair to your Halloween decor with this simple project.

Image courtesy of Sam Henderson

Preparing the Pumpkin

Make six equal sections with a permanent marker and divide the pumpkin in half with painter's tape.

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The First Row of Swirls

Make the first row of swirls upside down filling the space between the lines and the masking tape.

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The Final Swirly Touches

Add small curls on the sides of the middle and top row of swirls.

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Adding the Dots

Add three dots vertically between each of the bottom swirls and one dot between the top row of swirls and just above each of the top swirls. Press down any pointy caulk with your fingertips.

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Masking the Stem

Use newsprint and painter's tape to completely mask off the stem.

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Painting the Pumpkin

Paint your pumpkin completely in a well-ventilated space and allow to dry. Remove your masking when the pumpkin is completely dry.

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