Are you ready to paint a charming buffalo check pumpkin? This is a beautiful fall craft and you can easily customize this pumpkin to go with any color scheme and any type of fall decor.

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Paint A Buffalo Check Pumpkin For A Fall Craft

Buffalo Check Pumpkin Craft Supplies:

You only need a few items to get started, and you probably already have most of these on hand.

  • Styrofoam Pumpkin
  • Dry Pumpkin Stem
  • Ribbon for bow
  • Thread or String to cinch bow
  • Twine or String to Secure Paper Clay Leaf
  • Chalk Paint, Mineral Paint, or Acrylic Paint
  • Button
  • Paper Clay
  • Leaf Mold or Cookie Cuter

Buffalo Check Pumpin Craft Tools:

  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions
Part One:

  1. Start by painting your base coat on the pumpkin.
  2. Once dry, take whatever color you want your checkered pattern to be and paint vertical sections around the pumpkin.
  3. Draw horizontal grid lines around the pumpkin.
  4. Fill in your horizontal sections with the same color you used in step 2.
  5. Mix a little white paint with the color you selected in step 2 to make a lighter version of that color.
  6. Take your lighter color and paint in the overlapping squares.
  7. Remove the plastic stem.
  8. Place a dab of hot glue on the dried pumpkin stem and adhere it to the styrofoam pumpkin where the plastic stem was. Let the hot glue dry a few seconds before adhering it so it doesn’t melt the styrofoam.
  9. Create your ribbon bow and hot glue it to the pumpkin.
  10. Hot glue your button on the center of your bow.

Part Two:

  1. If you want to make a leaf out of paper clay, you’ll need to create your leaf and allow it to dry overnight. I used an IOD decor mould to make mine. You can use any leaf cookie cuter or mold you have! Make sure to poke a hole in your leaf while the clay is still wet so you can string it around the pumpkin stem.
  2. Once your clay leaf is dry, paint it with acrylic paint of your choice. I used a light tan color and then brushed on some gold paint.
  3. Then you will want to string your leaf onto your string or twine and tie it around the pumpkin stem.
  4. When finished, place it under a cloche, as part of a fall vignette, or on your table to enjoy all season long!
Yield: 1

Painted Buffalo Check Pumpkin Fall Craft

Painted Buffalo Check Pumpkin Fall Craft

Easily paint a buffalo check pumpkin for your fall decor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Materials

  • Styrofoam Pumpkin
  • Dried Pumkin Stem
  • Ribbon
  • Twine or String
  • Button
  • Chalk Paint or Acrylic Paint of Choice

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Star by painting your base coat on the pumpkin.
  2. Once dry, take whatever color you want your checkered pattern to be and paint vertical sections around the pumpkin.
  3. Draw horizontal grid lines around the pumpkin.
  4. Fill in your horizontal sections with the same color you used in step 2.
  5. Mix a little white paint with the color you selected in step 2 to make a lighter version of that color.
  6. Take your lighter color and paint in the overlapping squares.
  7. Remove the plastic stem.
  8. Place a dab of hot glue on the dried pumpkin stem and adhere it to the styrofoam pumpkin where the plastic stem was. Let the hot glue dry a few seconds before adhering it so it doesn't melt the styrofoam.
  9. Create your ribbon bow and hot glue it to the pumpkin.
  10. Hot glue your button on the center of your bow.
  11. If you want to make a leaf out of paper clay, you'll need to create your leaf and allow it to dry overnight. I used an IOD decor mold to make mine. You can use any leaf cookie cuter or mold you have! Make sure to poke a hole in your leaf while the clay is still wet so you can string it around the pumpkin stem.
  12. Once your clay leaf is dry. Paint it with acrylic paint of your choice. I used a light tan color and then brushed on some gold paint.
  13. When the paint is dry, string your leaf on your string or twine and tie it around the pumpkin stem.
  14. Place under a cloche, as part of a fall vignette, or on your table to enjoy all season long!

What do you think about this cute painted buffalo check pumpkin?! Do you love it as much as I do?
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