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Decorate your pumpkins and gourds in ombre, organic shapes and stripes… or whatever you choose! Rust-Oleum makes it easy with the perfect fall colors! Match them to your décor, or create a new, festive vibe. 

Make sure your gourds are clean and thoroughly dry. Cut out shapes into the sheet vinyl. 

Ombre Effect: Using spray paint, start with the lightest color you'd want to see on top. Apply spray paint according to the directions on the can and spray paint as high up on the gourd as you'd like. Then, apply a darker color on top of that gradually lightening the amount of paint applied as you go up. A third color could be applied the same way, only not as high up on the gourd.

Chalked: Apply Chalked paint over the entire gourd or a portion of the gourd with a paint brush in an even coat and let it dry for 1 hour. For full cure, please wait 24 hours.

Stripes and Shapes:  Apply vinyl shapes or painter's tape in your choice of designs on the gourd. Spray paint according to the directions on the can. While the paint is still slightly wet, remove the tape and let the gourd dry for 1 hour before handling, and 24 hours for full cure.