A simple coat of black matte paint yields EERIE results!

You will need:

Big pumpkin -- I used an artificial one

Matte black paint - you could even use chalkboard paint!


  1. Simply coat the pumpkin with several coats of matte black paint.
  2. Allow to dry completely.


I used an artificial pumpkin, you can keep it from year to year! Also, completely painting a real pumpkin makes it go bad much faster than an unpainted pumpkin.
Photography by Linda Pugliese

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