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Gothic Gourds

Give your pumpkins a gothic look this Halloween by painting them black and decorating with white paper spiders.

Gothic gourds picture

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Craft knife
  • Paint brush
  • Spray adhesive


  • Pumpkins
  • 1/2 pint flat black enamel paint (#43777)
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Project Resources


Step 1

Download spider pictures on 8-1/2x11-inch white paper. Cut out spiders using craft knife.

Step 2

Wash and dry the exterior of each pumpkin. Paint pumpkins with flat black enamel paint (#43777). Let dry.

Step 3

Using spray adhesive, adhere the spider cutouts (white side out) to the pumpkins.