Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Gold Pumpkins

Happy Friday Eve!  Hope you're having a great week so far.  Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, so I thought I would share a fun and easy DIY craft.  After all, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than holiday crafts?  I love crafting and this project is fairly simple. No experience?  You're in luck!

This all started when my husband and I were browsing in Pier One.  I spotted a few gold pumpkins and made a mental note to do something similar when the colder weather hit.  As luck would have it, I found some orange and black pumpkins a few weeks later in the dollar bin at Target.  I handcrafted most of our wedding decorations, so I had a surplus of gold paint in the basement.  I tossed a couple of pumpkins in my cart, handed the cashier $3.00 and got set to work.

For this project, I highly recommend working outside.  The paint can be pretty stinky and is probably toxic and you don't want to accidentally spray your dining room table gold.  Speaking of the paint, you can pick that up at Michael's or Hobby Lobby - don't forget to check their websites, most of the time one of them will be offering a 40% off coupon.  Remember, remove your jewelry or wear gloves - no one wants to be cleaning spray paint off of anything nice.  Also, while we're on that topic, don't forget to cover that surface with an old towel or garbage bags so that you don't accidentally end up painting your grass or driveway

DIY Gold Pumpkins


Krylon Metallic Spray 
Plastic pumpkins

1.  Cover surface you'll be working on with towel, trash bag or old sheet.  Follow instructions on paint can to prime paint - generally, you will need to shake the can 1-2 minutes prior to using.

2. Begin by spraying your pumpkin with light coats - allow 1-2 minutes between coats.  If you spray too thickly in any one area, the paint will begin to run.

3. When dry to the touch on the tops, flip the pumpkins upside down and gently spray the bottoms.

4. Allow to dry overnight on a foil lined baking sheet.

5. Show off your beautiful new decorations around your home.

What's your favorite fall craft? 

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