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!
Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. Gather supplies.
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.
Add 1/2 bottle of dye.
Place pumpkin in dyebath.
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.
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.