Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkin DIY

Make your own glow-in-the-dark pumpkin in under an hour using glow paint you can buy at the craft store.  For my pumpkin, I decided to do a geometric tribal design and it only took me about 30 minutes to make.  For this glow pumpkin, I used “natural” glow paint dimensional paint a.k.a. puffy paint, but you could use paints in blue, orange, or yellow.

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For this project you will need:
Tulip dimensional glow paint like seen above – buy the kit of 6 colors here
White pumpkin– White paint and foam brush (if you want to make your pumpkin bright white)

I wanted my pumpkin to be bright white and not off white like it came from the store.  As you can see, I painted it in the car. LOL.  You gotta do what you gotta do.
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Draw your design with the glow dimensional paint. I did a fun, repetitive pattern, but you could do swirls, polka dots, stripes, or a jack-o-lantern face. Set it aside and let dry. It takes a couple hours for it to dry fully!
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Here’s what it looks with lights on and lights off.  I think it looks nice and subtle as a cool, white tone on tone pumpkin. The glow effect looks best when you charge it under a blacklight.  The glow effect stays for a few minutes, but eventually fades away.  Just move it under a light source to recharge the glow.

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I’m really happy with how this turned out and I’d love to make more but in different glow colors.
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If you’re the pinning type, here’s a graphic for easy pinning! Feel free to share it with your friends!

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