Puffy Paint Glow Pumpkin

I can’t believe it is possible that I am a craft blogger and this is my first pumpkin blog post. What? Crazy, right? I found this pumpkins at Target’s Dollar Spot. The name is a tad misleading since the pumpkin was in fact, $2.50. Either way, cheapest pumpkins I’ve seen. I was fortunate to be sent a package of glow in the dark puffy paint from Tulip as part of the  iLoveToCreate campaign.

I was tempted to forgo pumpkins and paint spider webs on some glassware, because I loved how my puffy painted spider web vases turned out last year.

In the end, I decided to give you something new. I just doodled with the puffy paint. Have fun with it. No right or wrong way to create.

I attempted to show you the glow factor. It is actually pretty tricky to take a picture of something glowing.

If my kiddos were a little older (1 and 3) I would totally let them puffy paint a pumpkin. How about you?

If you love to create, you can find more inspiration at the iLoveToCreate website and find iLoveToCreate on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

You can also check out the links below to see what my other #ilovetocraft friends have been up to.


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with iLoveToCreate and Blueprint Social. The ideas and opinions in this post are my own.


Sharing this project at: Home Stories A to Z: Tutorials & Tip Link Party, Thrifty Decor Chick: October Before & After Party


  • Michelle L

    That is so fun – the glow picture is actually pretty great!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks! I looked like a fool taking them under the covers. :)

  • http://twitter.com/heidimilton Heidi Milton

    How cool is this?? I should have my preschoolers try this for their fall party craft! No telling what the teenagers would come up with. 😉
    xo Heidi

  • http://twitter.com/LisaMFulmer Lisa Fulmer

    love those swirls!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you!

  • http://womantribune.com/ Holly_WomanTribune

    Your puffy paint pumpkin came out so well! It looks great, and your picture of it glowing in the dark is actually really awesome. Great job, thanks for the Halloween decor craft inspiration!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you so much and you are welcome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancyvecchionetheweddingqueen Nancy Ross Vecchione

    did the pumpkins come that color or was that paint as well?

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Yes, the pumpkin did come that color. There were actually a few color choices at our Target dollar spot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573990537 Vanessa Marquiss Barker

    what a fun project. And will be even more fun for the big Halloween Night!

  • http://twitter.com/kassarie Kassi M.

    You got a pretty good glowing picture there! :) It IS really hard to get one of it actually glowing! Fun idea though! and I love those vases!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you. Glad you appreciate the challenge ;).