What if pumpkins expressed its emotions? This random thought struck me a few days ago which finally ended up in DIY Emoji Pumpkins Window clings. I love emoji's and I have already mentioned it in my how to make emoji coin purses post so, I combined my random thought and love for emoji into these emoji pumpkins. I tried two methods to make these window clings. One is using puffy paint and another one is using hot glue. Both the ideas are easy and perfect.I am going to share the hot glue method here. So without much ado, let's get to the making.
Step 1: Materials Required
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Parchment paper
- Acrylic paints in your desired colors or Nail polish in your favorite colors
- Foam brush
- Paint pens
- Glue dots (Repositionable/temporary)
Draw a pumpkin shape and use it as a template under the parchment paper. Squeeze an outline of hot glue and fill the shape with glue. Don't worry about the glue being not even. Once it cools down it will become even.
Once the glue cools down, the glue shape comes off easily from the parchment paper. Use scissors to trim any unevenness and shape it as desired.
Now you have two options to color these glue shapes. You can use normal acrylic paint and foam brush to paint these shapes or you can use nail polish to paint these shapes. You heard it right, I said nail polish. You can get some bright and vibrant colors in nail polish compared to the acrylic paint. I always have a set of $1 nail polish in my craft supply stash which I have used in many crafts like upcycling the flower vase, adding glam to hair accessories and also in hot glue earrings.This is also an easy way to get rid of your old nail polishes. Whichever supply you use, you will need 2 to 3 coats to get a close to opaque finish. If you are using acrylic paint, use dabbing motion to paint instead of normal paint strokes.
Once the paint or nail polish dries, you can use paint pens to draw the emoji details on to the glue shapes. Or you can even use nail polish with a fine brush to add details. As I didn't have white paint pens , I used white nail polish to add the mask details for mask face emoji. Once it dries, use the repositionable /temporary glue dots to stick them on to the windows.
What do you think about these emoji pumpkins? Aren't they cute? Whenever I gaze through my windows, these pumpkins gives me laugh therapy. So, I would say this is totally a win. If you live in a small space and you desire to bring some fall vibes then these window clings are perfect.You can make these window clings using puffy paint also, I have discussed that in my DIY emoji pumpkins window clings blog post and also the link has emoji pumpkins template too.;) check it out.
Do you have emoji fans in your family/friend's circle? Then share this post or video with them. Share with me what you think of this emoji pumpkins in the comments below. As always I will be happy to hear from you.
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