Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin for Halloween

To carve or not to carve. When I grew up, we definitely fell into the pumpkin decorating without carving category! We were strictly a painted pumpkin household. Probably because they would last longer or it was less of a mess for mom to clean up. I have several easy painted pumpkin ideas. Today, we are going to make a Frankenstein painted pumpkin!!!

Frankenstein painted pumpkin banner

If you like Frankenstein decorations, be sure to check out my Frankenstein Votive, Frankenstein Coaster, and my Monster Silhouette Coasters!

Supplies You Will Need

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Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin Video Tutorial

Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin Directions

Step 1

Paint your pumpkin tree. I used Christmas green and it was dark, but was a good layer. Allow to dry.

Orange pumpkin on craft table ready to be painted copy
Green painted pumpkin copy

Step 2

Mix white and green together to get a better color for your Frankenstein painted pumpkin. Paint the whole pumpkin and allow it to dry.

Paint pumpkin with a white and green mixture to make it more of a Frankenstein color
Paint pumpkin with a white and green mixture to make it more of a Frankenstein color

TIP: To speed up the drying between coats, use a hair dryer.

Step 3

Use a permanent marker to draw the Frankenstein hairline onto the painted pumpkin. Then, use black paint to fill it in.

Use Sharpie to outline Frankenstein pumpkin hairline
Paint in Frankenstein painted pumpkin hairline with black paint

Step 4

Use a smaller brush to paint on the eyes, eyelids, the brow the scars and the mouth.

Paint Frankentein features onto the pumpkin

Step 4

Use polymer clay and shape a piece to the head of the bolt and another into the cylinder part of the bolt. You can bake it together using liquid polymer clay, or you can glue them together after the pieces have been baked and cooled.

Use polymer clay into a silver bolt
Use polymer clay into a silver bolt

Step 5

Glue bolts on, or just place them under, so you can use them again for next year’s Frankenstein painted pumpkin!

Add polymer clay bolt to the painted pumpkin Frankenstein

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

Remember to PIN IT for later!

Frankenstein painted pumpkin decorating no carve

Easy Painted Pumpkin Ideas

If you are into the pumpkin decorating without carving, here are a bunch more that you are sure to love!

Frankenstein Decor

If you like Frankenstein and want to add some cool Halloween decorations to your collection, here are some fun ideas!

Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™


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