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These Dessert-Themed Pumpkins Look Good Enough to Eat

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Get creative this Halloween and make your pumpkins stand out from the rest. You’ll want to eat these dessert-themed pumpkins right up!

Grab some acrylic paint and painter’s tape to bring these treats to life. Choose from any dessert that can transform into a circular shape — like sundaes, donuts, and ice cream sandwiches. Use real pumpkins, or the craft variety to display them year after year.

Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
Image Source: Katelyn Gearan

DIY Dessert Pumpkins

Supplies

  • Craft pumpkins (like these from Michael’s)
  • Pencil
  • Painter’s tape
  • A variety of acrylic paint colors
  • Paper bowls
  • Small, medium, and large paintbrushes

Ice Cream Sundae Directions

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Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
  1. With a pencil, trace an outline of the fudge on the pumpkin. Make sure to leave space at the top for the whipped cream section.
  2. Cover the traced lines with small pieces of painter’s tape.

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    Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
  3. Using the large brush, paint below the fudge line with the cream paint. (If it’s too dark, mix with white paint to make it lighter.) Paint two coats. Let dry.
  4. Remove the lower section of tape. Then tape on top of the edges of the cream paint.
  5. Using the medium brush, paint inside the taped area with dark brown paint. You will need two layers. Let the paint dry between coats. Clean the brush when done.
  6. Remove the tape. Then tape along the top section of fudge. Paint above the tape with the medium brush and white paint. (Do not paint the stem.) Paint two coats.
  7. When the white paint is dry, paint the stem red. Remove the rest of the tape. Let the paint dry.
  8. Using the small paintbrush, choose bright colors and paint sprinkles in the whipped cream section.
  9. Let all paint dry overnight.

Donut Directions

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  1. Place painter’s tape about halfway down the circumference of the pumpkin. Also cover a small ring around the stem with painter’s tape.
  2. Using pink paint and the large brush, paint inside the taped area. You will need two coats — make sure to let the paint dry before the second coat. Clean the large brush when done.

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    Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
  3. Once the pink paint has dried, take off the painter’s tape and put more on top of the edges of the pink paint.
  4. Use the light brown paint and large brush to paint on the other half of the pumpkin. Do not paint the stem. Let the paint dry.
  5. Using the small brush, choose bright colors and paint sprinkles in the pink painted section.
  6. Let all paint dry overnight.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Directions

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Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
  1. Put painter’s tape along the circumference of the pumpkin to divide it into thirds.
  2. Using the light brown paint and large brush, paint the top and bottom thirds of the pumpkin. Do not paint the stem. You will need two coats. Let the paint dry between coats. Clean the large brush when done.
  3. Remove the painter’s tape and cover the edges with light brown paint. Let dry.
  4. Paint the middle third with a large brush and cream colored paint. (If it’s too dark, mix with white paint to make it lighter.) Let the paint dry between the two coats.

    Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
    Image Source: Katelyn Gearan
  5. With the small brush, use dark brown paint to create chocolate chips on the light brown painted areas.
  6. Let all paint dry overnight.
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