Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkin

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by Amy Hartman, A.C. Moore, Manahawkin, NJ

Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkin

This project is a great way to show your support for breast cancer - keep it for yourself or give it to someone who's battling the disease or a survivor.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint pumpkin Magenta and let dry. Repeat with additional coats of paint as needed.
  • 2
    On scrap paper, write in script the word you want on pumpkin with the White paint marker. For sample, “hope” was used. Write around the script word to make it into a “bubble” or larger font word. Cut out and trace onto pumpkin or just write it freehand! Color in with Pink Paint marker. When dry, outline with White Paint marker.
  • 3
    Remove shanks from back of buttons with wire cutters. Randomly hot glue around pumpkin.
  • 4
    Fill in spaces with dots of White paint with paint pen or load various size paint daubers with White paint and add dots randomly.
  • 5
    Create multi-loop bow with ribbon and wire; hot glue onto stem of pumpkin, faced to the front, with the tails going to the sides.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fun-Kins™ Craft Carvable Pumpkin 10 inch 104465217
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Magenta 104107508 (2)
  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker Pink 104128282
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker White 104128288
  • Offray® Ribbon White with Glitter Stripe Light Pink 104606002
  • Dress It Up® Buttons Pink Hearts 104767188
  • Dress It Up® Buttons Courage and Hope 104507409
  • Dress It Up® Buttons Flowers for Hope 104767186
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Panacea™ Stem Wire 18 gauge 18 inch Green 104456104 Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865 (to Remove Shanks from Back of Buttons)