Candy Corn Crayon Pumpkin DIY

I love the colors of candy corn, so I was inspired by them this year for my front porch decorations!  I created several pumpkins including a Chevron Candy Corn Pumpkin and paired them with my Candy Corn Vases for a pretty display, but I needed just one more pumpkin and I knew the perfect technique…one that I’ve had a lot of luck with…the Crayon Drip Pumpkin!  You can see my post from last year where I did this pumpkin in a rainbow of colors here. This version is more subtle and much more fallish.   I love them both.  Here’s how you can get this candy corn look!

What you need:  

–White pumpkin
– orange and yellow crayons (already unwrapped)Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
– a hair dryer
– surface cover/poster board

Lay down your surface cover before you begin. First open up the Tacky Glue and squeeze out some around the stem.  You may wonder why you need glue…well, if you don’t have atleast a little bit of glue, this project will turn into a hot mess and all your crayons will fly all over the place. And let me just say, you don’t want melted crayons on your wall or carpet.

Break up your crayons and place in orange and yellow intervals around the entire stem.
Let the glue dry atleast a few minutes before you move onto the next step to secure them in place.

 
Now turn your hair dryer on low and start melting the crayons.  I recommend getting the crayons started on low before you turn it on full blast.  When you do turn it on high, the crayons will start melting at a rapid rate…

…as you can see here. Continue melting until almost all your crayons are melted. Notice the splashes of crayon and wild crayon that flew off onto the surface cover.

You can make some of the crayon run down the pumpkin by pointing the blow dryer downward.  I think this makes for a cooler, more abstract drip look! Also, it doesn’t leave clumps of crayons in some spots and not others.

Let the pumpkin dry for just a few minutes and you have a cool new pumpkin to put on display!


I love mixing and matching my pumpkins on my porch!

Here’s my little display. I bought the chair and side table/cardboard whatchamacalit at a local rummage sale for $20.  I love that they were already perfectly distressed!



Which version do you like better, the rainbow drip pumpkin or candy corn crayon pumpkin?


Until next time Swellions!
Alexa

Crayon Scribble Pumpkin Craft Tutorial

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I’m really excited to share my first pumpkin of the season today here on the Swell Life blog!  As you know pumpkins are my favorite thing EVER to craft, so I’ve been having lots of fun dreaming up ways to make a pumpkin POP for Halloween.  Last year, I had my crayon drip art pumpkin go viral, so I decided to revisit the use of crayons and this one doesn’t require anything other than a pack of crayons and a good ol’ pumpkin!

Yep, I said it, it only takes 2 things to get this awesomely colorful pumpkin that both you and your kids will love making together.  All I did was scribble in random colors on a store bought pumpkin as you see below…

That’s it. No messy or sharp tools for the kids and they get to leave their own creative mark!  A couple things to note:

1. I tested this both on a foam and real pumpkin. It works great on both! Of course, brighter color crayons will produce better results.

2. Play around with patterns and scribbles for your own design.  You may decide just to do an initial or something Halloween-y like a bat or skull.  The possibilities are endless.
3. I recommend doing this on a white pumpkin, though you can try darker colors like black and purple on an orange pumpkin.  The white just takes so well to the color!

Here’s a couple more views. As you can see, it was hard to get in around the top of the stem, but, it really doesn’t affect the overall look if it were to sit on your porch or on display in your house!

I would love it if you stay a while and check out some of my other fun pumpkin designs. I have over 30 fun tutorials to get inspired by.

 

 Until next time Swellions
Alexa

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