Features editor Wendy Jacob shares how to paint porcelain-inspired pumpkins.
After noticing the rise of pretty chinoiserie-inspired pumpkins that look more like ginger jars than jack-o’-lanterns, I thought why not swap scary for chic, using a blue and white porcelain motif. The designs are fluid, so even if you’re not used to painting, you can draw the designs with a blue marker and add the paint later. The trick is to buy a paint brush with a really fine tip for the detail, so the design looks authentically painterly. Find my step-by-step instructions to create these DIY: Chinoiserie Pumpkins below.