10/25/2012 05:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Halloween Pumpkin Bowl Project


Color Palette:

For this project, use spray paint dedicated to glass surfaces. Finish and Color: Chrome and Frosted Orange.



1. Start with a glass bowl of your choice. I selected a round bowl, so it already resembled a pumpkin

2. Using 1" ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces with EdgeLock (2080 EL), start by laying out the face. Note: My design is made mostly of straight lines to help the tape ensure a good seal along the curve of the surface


  • When following the curve and the surface, hold the tape tight as it goes on. This will ensure you have a nice even seal with the tape and the surface. You will notice the other side of the tape may buckle -- we are concentrating on a nice tight seam with the tape and the image we are trying to create. When it is right, you will know. When it is wrong, you will also know.
  • I started with the eyes then worked my way down to the nose and mouth.

Once the face is laid with the tape, I added some lines all the way around to represent the wedges in the pumpkin -- again with ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces with EdgeLock (2080 EL).


  • I did not take exact measurements. I created lines that felt good and went with it. The less you think about it, the better it will turn out.

3. Once the areas you want to paint are masked out -- cover the rest of the surface of the bowl with ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Delicate Surfaces with EdgeLock (2080 EL) to ensure off spray does not find its way to the glass. Be sure to cover the top opening as well!

4. Spray paint with chrome for glass surfaces.

TIP: When spray painting:

  • Start spraying before you hit the surface
  • Don't place the nozzle of paint too close to the surface you are spraying
  • Keep can moving to prevent build-up of paint, which will turn into drips as it dries
  • Light, even layers, is always the best with sprays

5. Once paint has fully dried, gently pull tape back by angling the edge back at 45 degrees to reveal crisp edges and super sharp paint lines and corners.

6. Spray the whole outside of the bowl with orange frost paint -- follow the rules of spray painting above.