Have you ever had a chance to watch the night sky away from city lights? If you have, you know how wonderful it can be and how much we miss it by living in the city.

If you want the piece of that night sky in your home, pumpkins are the perfect canvas to start with.

I first tried this technique on my nails and I completely love it although it was so messy and small that it almost ruined all the fun. So, doing it on a bigger surface was a completely different experience.

If you want more ideas on decorating your pumpkins, feel free to check my 42 no-carve ideas for decorating your Halloween pumpkins.

So, lets get down to business.

Step 1. Gather your art supplies

  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Glitter
  • Nail polishes in different colors and shades
  • Stars and small fake diamonds
  • Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Decoupage glue

Black acrylic paint is required for the base, but all the other supplies are mostly up to you. I love working with nail-polishes for galaxy art because I have a lot of glitter nail polishes and they have that nice glossy finish. And by combining acrylic paint and nail polish, some glitter and small shiny stones you can achieve such a special texture.

Step 2. Paint your pumpkin

Since the pumpkin is round, paint part by part leaving it to dry for a while. Put at least two coats of color and leave it to dry.

Step 3. Paint on some milky way paths

Start with white acrylic paint or white nail polish and paint on some milky way paths with sponges. Go on Google, search for milky way galaxy photos and inspire yourself. Add more different colors and create your own galaxy.

Step 4. Sprinkle some stars and planets

Use a brush and white acrylic paint to sprinkle some stars and planets in your galaxy art. Start with less paint and then dive in. Don’t worry if you overdue somewhere. If you won’t like the final result, you can easily fix it with some black paint and sponge.

Step 5. Get your glitter on

Now get all those nail polishes with glitter and play with it. Make it really shine. Just be careful and wait for the layers to dry. But, if you do get stuck and part of your galaxy art rips up showing the pumpkin underneatt, take that black acrylic paint again and sponge it away.

Step 6. Don’t forget the stem

After you’re finished with painting your galaxy art pumpkin and are satisfied with the result, don’t forget the stem.

Put some glue on the stem and cover it completely with glitter. Wait till it dries and then cover it with some more glue to fix it.

You don’t want your house full of glitter, or do you? ;)

Galaxy Art Pumpkin - stem detail

Once the stem dries, your pumpkin is ready for photo shoot and display!


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