inspiration hits me at strange times…
like while taking a shower.
i’m not always great at being creative on demand. i would totally suck at one of those reality t.v. shows like top chef or project runway.
i know, i know, “what’s your point and where is the recipe???” i’ll get there in a minute…
so a few weeks ago, one of the trainers at camp hero (the gym i work at) asked me about pumpkin ideas for a contest with the other businesses in our building. i thought for a few minutes but couldn’t come up with anything “contest worthy”.
then, over the weekend it hit me!! camp hero……superhero pumpkins!! duh!!
i immediately started to do work on some pumpkins. 5 pumpkins to be exact. spiderman, superman, batman, captain america, and green lantern. this was going to be epic. we would win for sure!
I’m not gonna lie…people were impressed. i even impressed myself on this one!
okay, fast forward 24 hours from my premature victory dance…to this morning.
i see one of the ladies in the building taking down the pumpkin contest signs. so i ask, “is the contest over?!?” she looked at me with a sympathetic smile and said, “yes, it was over friday.”
seriously? i was never even in the race?!?
talk about demoralizing!
my only solace now is to be able to share them on my blog with you! ;)
so instead of a recipe, today i present you with my superhero painted pumpkins all designed by yours truly!
instructions to make your own:
you will need:
- medium sized pumpkins
- acrylic paints (available for about 1 dollar each at hobby lobby)
- disposable foam brushes
- one very small straight edge paintbrush (to make lines straight)
- a light colored sharpie (unless you’re really awesome and can free-hand with paint!)
- (black & charcoal puffy paint for spidey)
don’t laugh…but i googled “superhero” and chose the 5 characters/symbols that i thought would stand out the most! begin by painting each pumpkin a solid color and letting it dry for at least 1 hour. apply a second coat if needed. leaving the very bottom unpainted is okay, i did that at the very end. i printed and traced the batman picture as well as the center star on captain america. the rest were done free-hand from looking off google! once your design is complete, flip over the pumpkin and paint the base and let dry! (i did the puffy paint in sections so i could stabilize my hand on the pumpkin while drawing the web)
just be creative! :)