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Sunday, October 3, 2010


Okay, so here are the Acorn Pumpkins I promised!!  I used Acrylic paints:
red, orange, yellow, brown, black, and green.

Live Oak Acorns (or the larger variety for larger pumpkins)
I removed the caps from the acorns to reveal the flat surface and turned the nut upside down.  This balances your pumpkin to sit flat.  I gave them 2 coats of orange paint and painted the little point as a stem with brown or black.  I painted the caps with all the colors of fall including a dash of green.  After the orange was dry, I painted the pumpkin features with a fine brush and black.  Just make simple triangles of black and fill in or just outline if you want it to look like a light inside.  I put the caps back on the tops of some just for fun.  This was a fun project and I am sure your painting skills may be better than mine-ha!  Show me what you can do....

 There is a typo on the palette, it should say Acrylic Colors, not "corn"-ha!


  1. Oh, my gosh! They are the cutest little things! Now I wonder where I can find some acorns? There's a tree in the park that has some, but they are very oblong - very longish and would not sit upright...

    Nice job, Kerrie :-)

  2. Oh you are the smartest one! These are darling!! You did so well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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