DIY Bloody Crayon Pumpkin

I’m usually geared more towards cutesy Halloween décor as a mother of twin boys are afraid of their own shadows and a daughter who I believe might be the next Stephen King – or Ted Bundy. One can never be too sure. But, what I do know is that her love of the macabre is unmatched by the remaining members of the household.

Kid’s a little creepy. Just sayin’.

Anywho, this idea was perilously close to the more lighthearted & colorful idea of the rainbow crayon pumpkins that I was leaning towards but . . . bloodier. So, it was a shoo-in for the holiday.

Seriously. Who can resist a hemorrhaging pumpkin? Evidently, not I.

So, here you have it:

Step One: Gather Supplies

Bloody Crayon Pumpkin Supplies(Note: This post contains some affiliate links)

Supplies Needed:

So, a couple things about these supplies. . .

One, I’ve added a link to the Funkins which directs you towards Amazon. However, I suggest picking these up at Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, or any other local craft store. I did not pay $34 for this pumpkin. Hell no.

I purchased mine for 40% off at Hobby Lobby and nabbed it for $15.

Second, did you know you could purchase Crayola crayons by the color? I fucking didn’t. I was stoked to find out I didn’t have to buy multiple boxes of crayons to achieve this look. Good lookin’ out, Amazon. You always take care of me. <3

Third, I bought Martha Stewart craft glue for no particular reason other than the fact that it was Martha-freakin’-Stewart. I’m sure her craft glue has some street cred. It just has to.

Fourth, you don’t necessarily need an X-acto knife but they’re useful to have around.

Step Two: DeLabel The Crayons

This is where the X-acto knife comes in handy. You can peel the labels off any which way your heart desires. I, however, find personal satisfaction in using an X-acto knife.

Also, it really does expedite the process.

Bloody Crayon Pumpkins - Delabel Crayons

Step Three: Start Gluing

Bloody Crayon Pumpkin - Glue Crayons

Glue down each crayon around the base of the stem like photographed. This step assists – but does not alleviate – the crayons sliding around when you’re heating them up with a hairdryer.

I had a few crayons that decided to go rogue.

I allowed a couple hours drying time but I was also completing another DIY project simultaneously that I will announce this Friday, the 23rd.

So, stay tuned, yo.

Step Four: Start Blow-drying

Bloody Crayon Pumpkin - Blow-Drying

I started off heating the crayons on this artist palette replica table but quickly decided to move to the grass. I know people probably wouldn’t have been able to differentiate the wax splatter from the faux paint splotches but I’d know and I love this table too much to do that to her.

This step requires your creativity and your vision. Explore it. Create it.

step five: viola! bloody pumpkin

Bloody Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

And there you have it: A bloody pumpkin! (In my mind, this was said with British accent and a smidge of disdain.)

If you enjoyed this article and love Halloween DIY projects as much as I do, please check out my DIY Halloween Flower Skull tutorial.

And if you are needing further Halloween inspiration, feel free to stop by 13 Halloween Makeup Ideas + Tutorials for some stunning makeup ideas!

What Halloween projects do you have in the pipeline? Let me know in the comments!

DIY Bloody Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

DIY Bloody Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

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