How to Paint a Yayoi Kusama-Inspired Polka Dot Pumpkin for Halloween
It's time to put your pumpkin decorating skills to the test! This Halloween, skip the carving and give this playful polka dot DIY a try. Inspired by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, the final result is something you definitely won't mind leaving out on your front porch past the spooky holiday. Keep scrolling ahead for the entire easy tutorial.
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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co; Styling by Cassidy Miller and Alexa Land/ Brit + Co)
You'll need: A pumpkin, blue spray paint, blue and black acrylic paint, circular foam stamps, paint brushes, a pencil, and a paint tray
Instructions: 1. Spray paint your entire pumpkin blue.
2. Use the paintbrush to paint the pumpkin stem black and the top of the stem blue.
3. Once dry, apply teal polka dots on the stem and black polka dots on the tip.
4. Add a polka dot pattern to the pumpkin with the foam sponges. Use assorted sizes of circles for the real Yayoi Kusama effect.
5. Let your creation dry.
6. Make more cheery additions as you please. Happy Halloween!