DIY Fall Mini Pumpkins with Easy Leopard Print

So I think I’m addicted to this CraZart Modelite y’all!! It is so FUN and I have discovered yet another way to add it to your decor!! Fall is coming, so of course I have pumpkins on my mind, and if you’re like me you LOVE anything mini!! Plus, I love animal print in the fall so let’s try some mini pumpkins with easy leopard print!!

What we’ll be using…

Of course I’m using the Modelite by CraZart to form the pumpkins, but I’m also using a backyard stick (for stems), paint (black and gold) for the leopard spots, a paint brush, glue, and some glitter or Diamond Dust for a little sparkle!!

First up we’ll need to form the pumpkins from the Modelite. I like to roll about a spoonful into a ball and the roll it on wax paper to create a pumpkin like shape.

Modelite rolled into a small ball on parchment paper

When I have the shape I want, I’ll press it down to make it a little flatter and then use the end of a paint brush to make creases all the way around.

small ball of Modeliite with indentions being pressed with paint brush handle

This Modelite is seriously so easy to work with!! I’ve used it for several projectsl!! Check out these adorable mints I made that will be perfect for Christmas!!

small Modelite pumpkin

Next up, press a small piece of the stick into the top for a stem. You’ll want to allow the the pumpkin to dry 48 hours.

small Modelite pumpkin with stick being inserted for stem
small Modelite pumpkin with stick being inserted for stem

Adding the easy leopard print…

Once the pumpkins have dried, we’ll add the leopard print. First we’ll add gold dots onto the pumpkin. They don’t have to be perfect, and honestly if they’re not even better.

small Modelite pumpkin with stem and gold dots

For this next part you can use black paint and a small paintbrush OR a Sharpie marker. I used paint on one and then the marker on another and I have to say it worked great!!

small Modelite pumpkins with stems and gold dots trimmed with black marker
small Modelite pumpkins with stems and gold dots trimmed with black marker

Adding some bling…

This last step is optional if you don’t like glitter, but I love the extra sparkle!! I’m using glue and Diamond Dust for this part!!

Elmer's Washable Clear Glue
Diamond Dust

I’m applying the glue to the top and spreading it around with a small paintbrush. Then I’m just sprinkling the Diamond Dust on. Add as little or as much as you like.

small Modelite pumpkins with stems, gold dots trimmed with black marker and glue on top
small Modelite pumpkins with stems, gold dots trimmed with black marker and glue on top being spread with paint brush
small Modelite pumpkins with stems, gold dots trimmed with black marker and glue and Diamond Dust on top
small Modelite pumpkins with stems, gold dots trimmed with black marker and glue on top

I thought these little guys were adorable just like this, but I decided to add a few more small “leopard” dots with the marker and then a little gold on top with a toothpick.

small Modelite pumpkins with stems, gold dots trimmed with black marker and glue on top

I LOVE how these guys turned out and they would be perfect fillers for a small dough bowl, tiered tray, you name it!! These mini pumpkins with easy leopard print definitely make me excited to decorate for fall!! How about you?

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