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.


  1. Darcie  September 25, 2012

    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

      Fine. My price is $40.00 per idea. 😉

  2. Lisa @hooplapalooza  September 25, 2012

    WOWZA! How cool are these! <3!

    • camilla  September 26, 2012

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

  3. Alexis  September 25, 2012

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

    • camilla  September 26, 2012

      Alexis – You’re too kind!! 🙂

  4. caitlin /  September 25, 2012

    this is SUCH a rad idea, wow! x

    • camilla  September 26, 2012

      Thanks Caitlin!

  5. Christina at I Gotta Create!  September 26, 2012

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

  6. mollie  September 26, 2012

    Creepy cool!

  7. MegaCrafty  September 28, 2012

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

  8. Linda  September 29, 2012

    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 🙂

  9. Jess  October 3, 2012

    Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Debra  October 11, 2012

    Those are amazing!