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It’s pumpkin time!
But instead of carving them, Heartland Weekend is trying out a new trend: MARBLING.
You use nail polish to create a colorful masterpiece.
We’ll be honest: it’s way easier than gutting and designing a traditional jack-o-lantern.
Once you marble one, though, you’ll want to do more. It’s addicting! Our advice is to buy plenty of white mini pumpkins.
Here are the step-by-step directions:
- Mini White Pumpkins
- Nail Polish – we suggest Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Nail Polish
- Container for water, deep enough to fully submerge your biggest pumpkin
- Room temperature water
- Wax paper
- Fill the container full with room temperature water. The paint will not spread easily in cold water.
- Open the polishes and shake the brush near to the water. Don’t dump it! Heavy drops will sink to the bottom.
- Add additional polish colors, letting them combine. But work quickly so the paint doesn’t dry. (Warning: it dries in the water way faster than it does on your nails!)
- Holding the pumpkin by the stem, submerge it into the water. We suggest dunking the pumpkin sideways, so the paint doesn’t end up on the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Swirl the pumpkin around until it is covered, and remove it from the water.
- Let the pumpkins dry on a sheet of wax paper.
- To clean the water before dipping the next pumpkin, simply take a Q-Tip and move it around the surface to collect the leftover polish.
If you want to stay traditional and cave a truly spooktacular jack-o-lantern, follow these tips>>