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Painted Pumpkin Cacti

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Painted Pumpkin Cacti
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Painted Pumpkin Cacti

designed by Kristy Robb

Celebrate Halloween with trendy painted pumpkins using Multi-Surface Acrylics!

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Bittersweet (DA547)
  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Chartreuse (DA517)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Pumpkin Patch (DA511)
  • Purple Sunset (DA568)

Other supplies

  • pipe cleaners
  • rainbow package of tissue paper (optional - if you want to make/add tissue flowers)
  • - 1/2" paint brush
  • faux pumpkins (purchase one tall for cactus art and one short/stout for vase) (Michaels)
  • pumpkin carving knife


  1. Purchase two pumpkins (faux or real) - one stout/short and one tall.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Grab your greens and feel free to mix them up for your desired shade of green. Then paint some cactus art on your tall pumpkin.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Set your painted cactus pumpkin aside to dry. Grab your pumpkin carving knife and cut the top off of the short pumpkin. Remove the top and set aside.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Next, turn your pumpkin over and choose your purple paint to add a scalloped border to the bottom of your pumpkin vase. Use the natural grooves as a guide for your scallops. Paint two coats for a solid purple.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Once the purple is dry, make some tissue paper flowers (accordion style) and attach them to some pipe cleaners. Once you have a bouquet ready, place inside your vase.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Next, use your pumpkins to style your Halloween Fiesta tablescape!
    Step 5 Example


To make tissue paper flowers, simply layer a few sheets of colored tissue paper flat, then fold them into an accordion fan. Next fold the fan in half and attach a pipe cleaner to the mid section and twist tight. Then, gentle separate the layers of tissue and fluff with hands to form flowers.