Dip Dyed Foam Pumpkins

September 24 2018

Here is a unique (and fun) way to class up those foam white pumpkins you see everywhere with some color. Using our new DyeMore for Synthetics dye, our close friend Krys behind Instagram’s @melodrama dip dyed them and the results are spooktacular!



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  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. Gather supplies.
  2. Wearing rubber gloves, fill a steel pot with 3 gallons of very hot water. Heat water on stove to an almost boil. Temperature should ideally be 180ºF or greater. Maintain temperature for duration of dyeing.
  3. Add 1/2 bottle of dye.
  4. Place pumpkin in dyebath.
  5. To get a faded ombré effect, roll the pumpkins around. After a few minutes, check to see if you like the color. If the color isn’t bold enough, add more dye. The pumpkin should remain in the dyebath for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. To create a multi-colored pumpkin, dye the pumpkin first with a lighter color. Then, layer bolder covers over it. Krys’s multi-color pumpkin started with Daffodil Yellow, then Apricot Orange and finally Super Pink.
  7. Remove the pumpkin from the dyebath and let dry.
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