If you saw yesterday’s post, you got a glimpse of the gold painted pumpkins used in the dining room for a fall decor display. They’ve been very popular with lots of questions as to how I did them. So I thought I’d share with you this EASY DIY project. And I do mean EASY…
It’s a simple project for this fall Saturday.
You need pumpkins. Not necessarily this big, but I guess they would work. I used those little pie pumpkins (do people actually make pie from them?) and mini pumpkins which I got at the local grocery store.
You’ll also need some metallic spray paint and painters’ tape. This particular painters’ tape is not my favourite – it doesn’t stick very well and bleeds when I’m trying to cover something. So I use it for craft purposes like this one.
Get yourself a good quality metallic paint like this KRYLON Gold Spring Paint. Those of us attending BlogPodium last week were lucky enough to receive a can in our swag bags. Thank you, Krylon!
Your first step (and most time consuming) is to tape off the stems. You don’t have to do this. But I think it gives it a more natural look.
Put on a pair of gloves!!!! I say this because I’m still walking around like this:
Now that you have your gloves on, hold the pumpkin by the stem and spray away, turning the pumpkin in your hand to get full coverage.
Now sit back and wait for them to dry. A couple of hours is all they needed before I could handle them.
They only took one coat to get this glossy finish. That KRYLON Gold Spring Paint gives really good coverage without a lot of dripping.
Gather them in a bowl, place them on the mantel, elevate them on candlesticks or use small ones as place cards.
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