Between Halloween and Fall Decor, you can’t really have too many pumpkins… I thought I would carve up a styrofoam pumpkin to use as part of my decor. It was fairly simple to do…
To carve your own styrofoam pumpkin, you’ll need:
Styrofoam carving tools
Sponge & Water
Leaves from the floral dept.
Start by cutting the top and bottom off of the styrofoam ball. This gives it a steady base.
Cut six small wedges out of the curved sides of the styrofoam ball.
Use the styrofoam carving tools to smooth out the edges.
Open up your Smooth Finish and spread it into the crannies of the styrofoam. Get it as smooth as you like.
You can use a damp sponge to smooth out the Smooth Finish. I smoothed mine out a little bit, but I wanted to keep some texture.
I let the pumpkin dry. Overnight is fine, but I ended up letting it dry for a few days.
I could sand the pumpkin down a little at this point if I didn’t like the texture, but I really did like the texture.
I got out my Multi-surface paint (the color is spiced pumpkin), and painted the whole thing. It only took one coat to paint.
After the paint dried, I stuck a faux leaf and stem from the floral section into the top of the pumpkin, and it was all done!