These are painted plastic pumkins that you get at any store. You have to gesso them maybe 2 times before you paint on them. Then you paint away. I got this from a blog tutorial from Alisa Burke. It is the the October 13, 2009 post. So go to her blog at http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/. She is a great craftsman. She has so many ideas. You will just love her! She inspires me! She will inspire you too!