Pumpkin forming with a heat gun

Heat Gun Pumpkin Decorating

A heat gun will soft sculpt an everlasting pumpkin.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

Overview

It doesn't take a spell or potion to conjure up your inner pumpkin master. All you need is a plastic everlasting pumpkin and the Wagner FURNO 500 Heat Gun to sculpt a wicked witch that is sure to scare ghosts and goblins away. Once prepared, the heat gun will aid in crackling the paint and creating just the right scary, vintage finish.

1

Set the heat gun to medium heat and place directly over pumpkin where recessed eye sockets will be.

Step 1 Pumpkin heating
2

Heat 15 seconds and use a metal kitchen spoon to create indentations.

Pumpkin Decorating
3

The heat gun can be used to create both eye sockets and a mouth indentation.

Pumpkin Shaping
4

Then paint the entire pumpkin and immediately dry with the heat gun to create a crackle finish.

Pumpkin Shaping with a heat gun
5

For a full-size display, perch pumpkin atop a dress form. Create similar decorative pumpkins to line benches, stone walls, and staircases. Wrap in craft paper to store and use from year to year.

Pumpkin head witch
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FURNO 500 Heat Gun
FURNO 500 Heat Gun
$49.99
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