Blue Faux Watercolor Pumpkin Door Hanger

Have you seen these fun pumpkins on your neighbors front door? They are everywhere in my neighborhood.

 A few weeks ago I shared this project on the FloraCraft®Make it: Fun Blog. Today it making it debut on my blog! I am going to share with you how to make one of your own.

The watercolor trend is very prominent this year in home decor. Let me show you how to get the washed out blended look of watercolor look without the difficulty of using a watercolor set.

Blue Faux Watercolor Pumpkin Door Hanger


  • Floracraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheet Size: 1 x 12 x36
  • Acrylic Paint: Dark Brown, Light Brown, Steel Blue, White, Light Teal
  • Floracraft® StyroCutter® Plus, FloraCraft® Foam Tools or Serrated Knife
  • Floracraft® Smooth Finish® 8 oz. Jar
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Putty Knife


Draw a pumpkin on one end of the sheet of foam. Leave out the stem of the pumpkin, leaving the top of the foam with a straight edge. Using a foam knife or cutter, cut out the bottom and sides of the pumpkin.

Lay a piece of leftover foam on the top of the flat side of the pumpkin and draw a stem.

Cut out the stem and top of the pumpkin with a knife. Glue the top of the pumpkin to the bottom of the pumpkin. Let it dry.

Cover the entire pumpkin including the sides with Smooth Finish Paintable Coating. Let it completely dry. Lightly sand the coating with fine grit sandpaper. Remove excess coating.

Start painting the pumpkin with the darkest color, in this case dark blue. Wet a paintbrush by dipping it into water and then into the acrylic paint. Wipe excess of on a paper towel to dilute the paint and make it thin like watercolor.

Paint the rounded ridges of your pumpkin first. Let the paint dry for a few minutes. paint over the blue with white paint diluted with water. Once you get your pumpkin to the correct color. Let the paint dry for an hour.

Paint the stem with non-diluted darker brown acrylic.  Add diluted lighter brown over the dark stem.  Paint your stem ridges and pumpkin with non-diluted dark brown. Go over the pumpkin in the lightest areas with diluted teal and white paint. Let it dry.

Hot glue a small piece of jute twine to the back of the foam pumpkin, hang on your door and that’s it! You got the latest trend with out having to know how to paint with watercolor!


 Check out more of my Fall Projects~


Gold Gilded Pumpkins



Fall Ribbon Wreath

Blue Faux Watercolor Pumpkin Door Hanger,Make this super fun trendy door hanger from foam and watered down acrylic paint. Painted pumpkin

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