Dinglehoppers, Snarfblatts and this DIY Disney The Little Mermaid Pumpkin are the perfect way to celebrate Halloween!
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Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? While you may not totally be in the mood for a Disney-inspired pumpkin today, I am in full Halloween mode behind the scenes here at The Farm Girl Gabs (even though it is August). It’s hard. Really, it is. We are still enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation and here I am decorating a series of Disney-inspired Pumpkins. First up is this Little Mermaid Pumpkin. I just love how she turned out.
This Disney pumpkin obsession started last year for me when I shared how to make a Minnie Mouse pumpkin and a Cinderella pumpkin. Next to Rapunzel, Ariel is a favorite Disney princess of mine. I just love her spunk….and her collection. This Little Mermaid pumpkin is pretty easy to make. It just takes some patience in waiting for the paint to dry. I hate that part.
Here are the supplies you will need to get started
- White craft pumpkin (I purchase a whole bunch on clearance at the end of last season.)
- Flesh colored paint
- Teal Pearlized Paint
- Lavender Pearlized Paint
- Modge Podge
- Paint Brushes
- Teal Chunky Glitter
- Green Chunky Glitter
- 2 Shells
- Lavender Ribbon
- Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Painters Tape
Before you get started, use some painters tape and mark out half of the pumpkin. Start by painting the top half of the pumpkin with the flesh color paint. Let dry and apply another coat. Paint the bottom with the pearlized teal paint. Dry completely. You will only need one coat since it will be glittered to represent Ariel’s fins.
Now my favorite part – the glitter! Paint the bottom half (the part you just painted teal) with modge podge. Sprinkle both the teal and green glitter over. Let dry.
While the glitter is drying, give the seashells a few coats of lavender paint. Let dry. Cut a piece of ribbon to fit around the middle of the flesh part of the pumpkin. Glue in place. Then secure the seashells with glue too.
My glitter obsession was on overload with this project. I LOVE how Ariel’s fins turned out. This is a fun project for both kids and adults. Next up for my Disney-inspired Pumpkin series — Snow White & Belle. I am hoping to share a few more down the line too – I think a Disney Villan would be fun.
Happy Disney Crafting!