We marbled pumpkins - A Pinterest win!

We actually did a Pinterest activity... and it worked!

Last week at my kids' school some of the other moms were talking about when they tried to dip pumpkins into nail polish to create a marbled look and how it failed so horribly. Out of curiosity, I looked the technique up when I got home. It sure did make some pretty pumpkins and did look pretty easy. Probably won't really work though, right?

Pretty lifestyle photo of girl painting a pumpkin by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA 

It worked!

(Ha. I said that in the title, right?)

You need to start with room temperature water. We also used poured the water into a bag so I could reuse the Tupperware for food later. When you're pouring the nail polish, you need to work quickly before it sinks to the bottom. We also used only 3 colors at a time. I think any more would have just become muddled together. Also, when dipping the pumpkins, hold the stem and roll them into and around in the water. You're trying to "pick up" the color like saran wrap onto the pumpkins.

Captain Obvious Tip - Make sure you open all the windows and get the fan running. The smell is pretty overwhelming.

It was so fun that when we finished with all of our little pumpkins, we still wanted more. So, we pulled out the stash of cardstock, cut up various rectangles, their initials and other small shapes. Check out the results!

Collage of lifestyle photos of girl and boy painting a pumpkin by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA
Collage of lifestyle photos of painted pumpkins by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA
Lifestyle photo session by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA

Tip

If you fold a card in half and only dip one side, you can use it as a fancy marbled card.

Lifestyle photo of girl painting a pumpkin by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA
How to marble pumpkins and paper. A light and airy lifestyle photo session by Erica Faith Photography in Claremont, CA