As someone who does not have great pumpkin carving skills, this beautiful rainbow pumpkin is the perfect Halloween decoration for me to create!
I can just about manage to carve a scary face into a pumpkin, but when it comes to doing something a little more striking and standout, this no-carve option is perfect.
This rainbow pumpkin idea came from a few pictures I saw on Pinterest. I wondered how on earth people managed to do it, and if I could manage it at home!
The brilliant thing about this no-carve pumpkin idea is that it’s extremely cheap to do yourself at home, and the results are spectacular!
The only things you need to make one of these beauties yourself are:
- Crayons (I picked up a cheap £1 pack from the supermarket but you could use old pieces you already have laying around at home)
- Glue gun
- White pumpkin
- Lots of newspaper
This is a messy job! You will want to do it in the middle of the room with plenty of newspaper down. If you can, it’s even better to do it outside on some newspaper. The crayon can get splattered all over the place!
One very important thing to remember when making this no-carve pumpkin is that you need to have the hairdryer on a high heat, but on the lowest speed setting. On the high speed setting it simply blows all of the crayons off of the pumpkin (even after they have been glued down!).
How to make your rainbow pumpkin
In order to create this gorgeous rainbow pumpkin, simply follow these steps:
1. Pick out the colours you would like to use and line them up in order. You could stick with rainbow colours or you could try just two colours, such as yellow and black or a bee-type effect. It’s really up to you!
2. Trim down your crayons if they are a bit long. This depends on the size of your pumpkin but you want them to be around an inch in length. Remove any paper or stickers on the crayons.
3. Using your glue gun, stick the crayons to the top of the pumpkin as close to the stem as you can.
4. Try to leave even gaps between each crayon as you go around the pumpkin. Leave for around 15 minutes to give the glue a chance to dry.
5. Once all of the crayons are stuck down to the pumpkin, take your hairdryer and point it at the stem from directly above the pumpkin. You want your hairdryer pointing straight down at the top of the pumpkin.
6. After around 15 to 30 seconds the crayons will begin to melt and drip down the sides of the pumpkin. Aim the hairdryer at any crayons that are taking a little longer to melt.
7. Let the hairdryer follow the path of the drips from the crayons so that the melted crayon trails coat the sides of the pumpkin.
That’s it! You’re done!
This type of pumpkin may not do so well outside in the rain, but it’s a gorgeous decoration to have indoors on your coffee table or in your window for Halloween!