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"Be Thankful" Pumpkin Wreath

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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"Be Thankful" Pumpkin Wreath

designed by Felicity Greiner

Use half of a Styrofoam pumpkin and Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics to create a festive fall wreath.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Bittersweet (DA547)
  • Brown Sugar (DA534)
  • Yellow Gold (Metallic) (DA551)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • #3 round brush
  • burlap ribbon
  • small round detail brush
  • Ashland grapevine wreath (Michaels #375477)
  • #0 script liner brush
  • floral wire
  • drill gun (and drill bits)
  • foam half pumpkin (Michaels)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a damp paper towel to clean the half pumpkin surface.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use the tracing and transfer papers to transfer "Be Thankful" to the pumpkin.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a small, round detail brush, apply a coat of Brown Sugar to the lettering. Repeat with a second coat, If needed, allowing paint to dry completely between coats.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using the same brush, apply Yellow Gold to the lettering. (This may take several coats; let the paint dry completely between coats.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a script liner brush, add shadows to the lettering in Bittersweet. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using the tracing and transfer papers, transfer the leaves pattern onto the pumpkin as desired.
  7. Mix Brown Sugar with small amounts of Yellow Gold and Bittersweet. Using a #3 round brush, paint in the leaves with the mix. Let dry. Once dry, mix Brown Sugar and Bittersweet and add as light shadows to the leaves, as desired.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Drill two small holes in the top of the pumpkin.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Create a bow from the burlap ribbon; attach to the top of the wreath. Run floral wire through the two holes in the pumpkin top; twist ends around wreath until secured.
    Step 8 Example
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