Halloween DIY: Studded Harlequin Pumpkin

Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct styles just for you. This second pumpkin has a whimsical metallic harlequin design that casts a hauntingly fun spell. We think it’s boo-tiful!

Metallic Studded Pumpkin DIY | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by Focal Points, Inc. | Elegant Halloween Home Decor

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Studded Harlequin Pumpkin Halloween DIY | Before Pic | Modern Masters How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkins | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin DIY | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin DIY How-to | Modern Masters Tutorial with Metallic Paints | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Using a 2″ brush, prime the pumpkin completely with a bonding acrylic primer. Once dry, paint the pumpkin and the stem with several coats of Black Pearl Metallic Paint until you have opaque coverage. Let dry.

Getting Ready to Stencil a Harlequin Pattern on a Halloween Pumpkin | Studded Harlequin Pumpkin How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Studded Metallic Harlequin Pumpkin DIY | Halloween How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Studded and Metallic Harlequin Pumpkin How-to | Step-by-Step Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Position the stencil on the pumpkin in a pleasing fashion. Use delicate painters tape to attach the bottom and top of the stencil to the pumpkin. Dip the stencil brush in the Sashay Red Metallic Paint and dab onto a paper towel to remove excess paint. The stencil brush should be mostly dry with no dripping paint on it as this will keep the Sashay Red Metallic Paint from seeping under the stencil. Next, stencil on the Sashay Red using a pouncing or stippling motion, pressing the stencil against the surface as you move down the surface. Let dry. Be sure to paint the stem the same Sashay Red for a punch of contrast!

Adding the Studs to the Studded Harlequin Pumpking | Metallic DIY How-to by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. | Modern Masters

Studded Metallic Harlequin Pumpking | DIY Halloween Pumpkin Ideas and Inspiration | How-to by Focal Points, Inc. on the Modern Masters Blog

Using the hot glue gun and glue sticks, place a small bead of glue (about the size of a pencil eraser) in the recess of the pumpkin. Apply the bead while the glue is still hot and hold until it holds itself. Continue the process within every recess until complete. Voilá!

Studded Harlequin Pumpking DIY | Modern Masters Tutorial by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Halloween Pumpkin Decor Ideas | DIY Tutorials on the Modern Masters Blog by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc.

Here are the three Halloween Pumpkin decor ideas! Click on over to the Metallic Crackle Pumpkin for the how-to and the Chained Pumpkin DIY for the other two recipes!

The Studded Harlequin Pumpkin Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.

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