Dyed Pumpkins


Food coloring helps to bring out the details in white mini pumpkins…


I gave a few white mini pumpkins the "Easter egg treatment" and soaked them in food coloring.


To make these you will need: white mini pumpkins, food coloring, bowls for soaking and a knife.


I bought old-fashioned food coloring in the baking supply aisle of my supermarket.


The exposed interior really grabs the dye, creating a nice contrast.


No need to core these - just cut out a face from the skin.


Follow instructions on food coloring package -- it's the same as coloring eggs, just make a larger amount. Place your carved pumpkin in dye. I let mine soak for about 20 minutes; the longer you let it sit, the deeper the color.


Remove pumpkin from dye with a slotted spoon and tilt pumpkin over a bowl to drain any liquid that has collected inside. Let your pumpkin hang out on a paper towel to dry out for a bit.


Dyed pumpkins.

Comments (14):

  1. Darcie

    September 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Super fun!! Might need to steal this idea for a possible halloween party the girls want to throw
    …I was thinking of picking yer brain for some ideas!

    • camilla

      September 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Fine. My price is $40.00 per idea. 😉

    • camilla

      September 26, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Lisa, I’m happy with they way they turned out 🙂 – C

  2. Alexis

    September 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    You are a flippin’ genius! I am always amazed by your simple, fabulous, stunning projects!

    • camilla

      September 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Alexis – You’re too kind!! 🙂

    • camilla

      September 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Caitlin!

  3. Christina at I Gotta Create!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I think this is my favorite halloween pumpkin idea this year!!! Fantastic. Pinning!

  4. mollie

    September 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Creepy cool!

  5. MegaCrafty

    September 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    What an adorable idea- I love how the dye brings the detail out!

  6. Linda

    September 29, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Ohhhh these are just SO cool! I love messing with food colouring, and will definitely try this one. Thank you for the brilliant inspiration, you have a new fan 🙂

  7. Jess

    October 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Debra

    October 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Those are amazing!

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