Here’s how to give a Mexi twist to your Halloween with this painted pumpkin pail.
If you are Mexican-American like I am, or just happen to love Mexican style, add a touch of la cultura to all of your decorations for the Halloween season!
At least I know that’s what I like to do, even down to this cute Halloween pumpkin pail that I bought at Target.
The iconic plastic pumpkin pail
It’s been around for decades and is a Halloween classic. I thought I’d have fun with it and add some Mexican embroidered-inspired patterns around the face. Five stars is what I’d give this project, I get compliments on it all the time and am tempted to leave it out all year.
This surface was so smooth, I could not resist and it only took me about 30 minutes to pull the idea together.
I’m sure you can do just the same and have it come out looking super cute as well! These pumpkin pails are nice to have for Halloween decor because they are super affordable and available everywhere. Even if you can’t find this exact style, there are plenty of others to choose from.
And there are so many uses!
I painted this and it can be used as a candy bucket for trick or treaters or I can also use it as:
A planter with some faux succulents inside
Painted pumpkin pail supplies
Plastic pumpkin pail – You can find these at stores like Walmart or Target or even Amazon.
For paint, I like to use multi-surface craft paint. This will give it good grip so that it will not chip off. These have become my faves because they work on plastic, glass, even fabric!
Brush-on gloss varnish
Round brush and liner brush
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Wipe off any dust from your Halloween pumpkin pail.
If you do not want to freestyle, go ahead and sketch it out on paper before you start painting the pumpkin.
Outline all of the shapes with a bright color and add contrasting accents. Make sure to let the paint dry between coats and before you add those final details.
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It’s up to you if you want to outline everything in black. I love to do that because I feel like it makes it stand out even more.
If you want to take it next level, then use puffy paint and even glittered accents.
Check out my video of this painted pumpkin pail!
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And let me know if the comments if you like it!
Thanks for checking out my Halloween painted pumpkin pail tutorial!
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I love shadow boxes. My students are making boxes out of clay with their own designs. These are shadow boxes or wood frames. Would it be also correct to call them Nichos? Thank you for the pictures. I need to post mine.