Saturday, August 18, 2018

How to paint a buffalo checked pumpkin.....

Painting buffalo checks are quite easy.  

Here is a step-by-step tutorial:

I spray painted a cheap foam pumpkin white....

....and purchased 2 grey paints.  You can choose any color, as long as one is lighter than the other. 

Paint the middle of each section of the pumpkin, leaving same distance of white in the crevices between each grey stripe:

It certainly doesn't have to be perfect or measured....

...then paint a stripe across in the same color, I painted 4 across....

...where each stripe crosses over the other, paint a check in the darker grey paint...

....spray the pumpkin with a matte finish...

...I lightly spray painted some artificial fall leaves and a pinecone in white and grey spray paint...

...and glued all of these onto the top of the pumpkin...

...and added a polka dot bow...

I spray painted an old candlestick grey...

...and glued the pumpkin on top!

 It's ready to be sold!!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Super cute Patti. Love the design. You make it seem so easy.

  2. Patti, this is a great idea! Great job!

  3. Thanks for the directions! I was just thinking about doing this! Will link to you when I do.

  4. This is fabulous, Patti! I really want to try this out using purple colors - you make it seem so easy!!! But.........!

  5. Love this Patti! Great tutorial too!

  6. Giving away all your secrets!

  7. How lovely! Such a fun idea and I love the ribbon............

  8. I was so inspired to try your awesome tutorial and had fun with it, too! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  9. Absolutely adorable!! Thank you for the tutorial!♡