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Bring your Halloween Pumpkins to Life with Marbelizing!

Bring your Halloween Pumpkins to Life with Marbelizing!

Marbling is the art of printing multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper, fabric, or objects. The patterns are formed by first floating the colors on the surface of a liquid, and then laying the object into the colors to absorb them. It is a technique that dates back to the Middle Ages.


This Halloween season, bring your pumpkins to life with this quick and easy decorating method.


To get started, you only need a few simple items:


  • A pumpkin of manageable size.
  • Non-water based paint. Choose at least two colors, but you can add more for a more elaborate design. Have fun with the project and pick your favorite colors!
  • Bucket of cold water, big enough to fit the pumpkin

Once you have all your items ready to go, follow these easy steps:

  1. With the first color of paint, start spraying the surface of the water with the spray nozzle at an angle.
  2. Repeat that process with the other color(s), alternating until you have a nice film resting on the water.
  3. Here’s the fun part! Create your marbling design by either twisting the bucket or use a small object to create a swirl with the paints.
  4. Grab your pumpkin by the stem, and slowly lower it into the water, twisting as you go.
  5. Lastly, give the pumpkin a quick swish under the surface then bring it up, revealing your design!
  6. For added layers of marbling, repeat the process as many times as desired.

Here's the finished product!


Check out our Floral Specialist, Brad, walk you through the whole process below: 

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