I think this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I saw these buffalo check painted pumpkins on Better Homes & Gardens’ Instagram a couple weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about them ever since!
They have a really helpful video tutorial up on their website to DIY. I used a small, lightweight papier mache pumpkin ($3 from Joann). It was already white, but it was kind of uneven so I went over the whole thing with white paint before I started.
Following the video instructions, I lightly drew horizontal lines, then freehand painted the vertical lines in gray. Next, the horizontal checks are filled in with the same shade of gray. Last, I mixed a little black paint in with the gray and went over the overlapping checks to make the gingham pattern.
I was worried about the lines looking uneven/wavy, but I actually think the imperfect look works for the style of this pumpkin. This is easily my new favorite Halloween decoration and I will definitely be leaving it up through Thanksgiving! For now, it looks really cute with my gray and black kitty pumpkin. 🙂