Even if you’re not comfortable with an electric carving knife, you can still give your pumpkin a Halloween grin – just paint it on, Jack Skellington style. Then add Halloween-themed accessories from fancyparties.co.za.
What you need
Rust-Oleum flat white primer
Annie Sloan chalk paint colour Old White (or you can use any water-based white paint)
Black craft paint
Rust-Oleum Clear sealant
Paintbrushes (one to apply the chalk paint and a fine artist brush)
Mask off the stem of your pumpkin
Spray your pumpkin on all sides with the primer. Let it dry.
Paint the pumpkin with the chalk paint on all sides and let it dry.
Draw Jack Skellington’s face on the pumpkin with the pencil, and then paint it with the artist brush and the craft paint.
Seal the paint with spray-on clear sealant.