It’s time for another round of dollar store pumpkin makeovers! Ever since I played with made over the dollar store jack-o-lantern into something pretty, I’ve wanted to play make over more pumpkins. (Hint: these are so much fun to decorate!)
|My pretty pink pumpkin makeover (from a cheap plastic jack-o-lantern!)|
I finally had a chance play again this week!
Tone on Tone Glitter Pumpkins!
This is an easy transformation. Here’s what I started with:
I chose these paint colors from DecoArt (my favorite multi-surface paints), as these colors will span the entire Fall season through Thanksgiving: Brown Sugar, Dark Scarlet, Paprika.
I painted two thin coats onto each pumpkin. As this paint dries so fast, it didn’t take long at all until this step was done and dried:
Next it was time for glitter! I matched up some glitter paints from my craft stash to go with my chosen paint colors.
Again, I simply painted on two coats of this glitter paint. I did a combination of painting and dabbing to get the glitter thicker in certain areas. Let dry thoroughly. I let mine dry overnight.
For the stems, I wrapped jute string around each stem, using E6000 to make sure the string won’t be coming off anytime soon. Furniture nail tacks from the hardware store stuck through a decorative glittered leaf – purposely matched in the identical colors – was the finishing touch.
I like the tone on tone colors of the leaves, paint and glitter, which keep the pumpkins looking understated and not too glitzy.
Using a set of vintage silver cups we snagged at an antique sale last weekend makes the pumpkins look a bit vintage, don’t you think?
Have you jumped on the pumpkin decorating craze this year? It’s not too late! (And most stores have the fake pumpkins deeply discounted right now!)