DIY: Nail Polish Marbled Pumpkins

Posted on 20 September 2017


Okay crafters, on your marks! Are you ready?! Because it's time to start decorating all the pumpkins and we are PUMPED! 

We're especially excited about our first DIY of the Halloween season: nail polish marbled pumpkins!! That's right -- these bright, colorful, modern pumpkins are made using just one very simple key supply: regular old basic nail polish.


You may recall that a few months back, we shared a DIY for nail polish marbled planters. We loved that project so much (and we love nail polish so much), that we just had to give the technique a try on pumpkins. 

And guess what? It totally works! Wanna see how it's done? Let's get started!

What You'll Need:

  • Pumpkins (shown here already spray-painted white)
  • White spray paint
  • Regular nail polish
  • A disposable container, large enough to swirl your pumpkin in
  • Water


First up, spray paint your pumpkins white, including the stems. (You could also use a white pumpkin to begin with, but we like the surreal look of the totally white glossy pumpkins after being spray painted.)

Next, fill your disposable container with water and pour in some nail polish, which will float on the surface of the water. Work quickly at this stage, as the nail polish will begin to form a skin right away.

(PS: Take a minute to read our previous post on nail polish marbled planters for more tips on successful nail polish marbling!)

If desired, add a second color of nail polish on top of the first. 

Now it's time to dunk! Simply roll the pumpkin in the water...

...quickly rolling in one pass so that the surface of the pumpkin gets just one swipe through the surface of the paint. Avoid doubling back to re-coat the pumpkin, as this can cause a clumpy look on the paint.


And that's it -- your marbled pumpkin is done, baby!

Every time you marble an item, you'll get a new look that's a total surprise. So get yourself lots of pumpkins and gourds, several different colors of nail polish, and have fun exploring the range of looks you can create. (And remember to check out our previous post on nail polish marbling for some more in-depth advice and tips on this technique!)

Happy marbling! If you make this project, we want to see! Share and tag your pics @brooklyncraftcompany and #brooklyncraftcompany so we can check out what you make! 

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