Masquerade Mask Decorated Pumpkin

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions, ideas, and images are completely my own.
Masquerade Mask Decorated Pumpkin

Who is that masked orange character?

Is it a bird? or plane?

No, it’s just the cutest pumpkin all dressed up for a masquerade ball!

And check out this glittery masquerade mask:

Glitter painted masquerade mask halloween craft idea

Right now it is easy to find plain white unpainted and undecorated masquerade masks at your local craft store. And after I painted this one, my daughter can’t help herself but to keep trying it on. It make a super easy Halloween costume accessory, or just a fun craft idea for kids… or to decorate pumpkins with! = )

The thing about masquerade masks, is that I have always seen them so glittery and elaborately designed. I wanted to create a simple, but pretty design with mine, that of course had all kinds of sparkle and glittery goodness!

Here are the supplies I used:

  • Americana® acrylic paint in mustard seed, yellow green, and lavendar
  • DecoArt® Craft Twinkles in gold, lime green, and purple
  • Paintbrushes

Painted masquerade mask step 1

The trick is that I picked out coordinating paint colors to the Craft Twinkles glitter paint that I was using. If you apply the glitter paint right on any surface, the background color shows through. So glitter paint on white just wasn’t the effect I was going for. I wanted bright vibrant and sparkly at the same time.

So first I applied the acrylic paint on the front of my unfinished mask.

Glitter painted masquerade mask craft idea

Then when that was dry, I added the coordinating glitter paint color right on top and let it dry again.

Perfect!

Now, I just needed to give my pumpkin a little character. I used white acrylic paint to paint oval eyeballs on my pumpkin.

cute painted pumkin faces

Then I used a thin paintbrush and added details with black acrylic paint and neon pink of the lips.

Once I got started adding “character” to my pumpkin, I couldn’t stop and proceeded to add cute faces and expressions to various size and shaped gourds.

gourds with painted faces craft

From a mini moustache and shy smiles…

cute painted gourds craft idea

… to various funny and scary expressions.

cute and funny painted pumpkins and gourds

Oh my, these are so cute!

Painted gourds craft idea for kids

I ended up painted a whole collection of pumpkin and gourd characters!

Cute hand painted decorated pumpkin easy craft idea

And yes, even one masked pumpkin character!

masquerade mask decorated pumpkin craft

So fun and easy. This would make a great kids craft Halloween project!

If you are looking for more fun no carve pumpkin ideas, check out my round-up of 25 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas.

Enjoy!

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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