"Be Thankful" Pumpkin Wreath

"Be Thankful" Pumpkin Wreath

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 16th 2015

Use half of a Styrofoam pumpkin and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics to create a festive fall wreath.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • #3 round brush
    • burlap ribbon
    • small round detail brush
    • Ashland grapevine wreath
    • #0 script liner brush
    • floral wire
    • drill gun
    • foam half pumpkin



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a damp paper towel to clean the half pumpkin surface.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use the tracing and transfer papers to transfer "Be Thankful" to the pumpkin.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a small, round detail brush, apply a coat of Brown Sugar to the lettering. Repeat with a second coat, If needed, allowing paint to dry completely between coats.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using the same brush, apply Yellow Gold to the lettering. (This may take several coats; let the paint dry completely between coats.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a script liner brush, add shadows to the lettering in Bittersweet. (See photo for placement.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Using the tracing and transfer papers, transfer the leaves pattern onto the pumpkin as desired.
    12. Mix Brown Sugar with small amounts of Yellow Gold and Bittersweet. Using a #3 round brush, paint in the leaves with the mix. Let dry. Once dry, mix Brown Sugar and Bittersweet and add as light shadows to the leaves, as desired.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Drill two small holes in the top of the pumpkin.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Create a bow from the burlap ribbon; attach to the top of the wreath. Run floral wire through the two holes in the pumpkin top; twist ends around wreath until secured.
    17. Instruction #9


    "be Thankful" Pattern
    Leaves Pattern