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.

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.
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!

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.

I’m really happy with how this turned out and I’d love to make more but in different glow colors.
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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