I’m not a crafter. I wish I were, but that’s just not how God made me! However, I did enjoy these projects last year and plan to repeat them again this year. They are so fun to make. Very simple to make yourself. The ones where I painted the whole pumpkin first are done with spray paint for plastic. Let them dry for a day. As for the painting of patterns, I used left over paints I have around The Ranch. They vary from acrylic to oil based outdoor paint. Once I’m done painting the design, I spray the entire pumpkin with a clear, poly spray paint. Just remember, you are painting fresh fruit, so you have to handle the finished product with care!