Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

A question I’ve been asked before, “Can I repaint my painted pumpkins?” The answer is yes! Here’s my dollar store pumpkin makeover — of my original dollar store pumpkin makeover — to show you what a difference it can make and how simple it is to do.

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

A few years back, I gave a cheap dollar store pumpkin a makeover.

Here was the original pumpkin:

dollar store plastic pumpkin gets a makeover

Here’s what I turned it into:

Dollar Store Pumpkin Makeover

Note: My blog used to be called The Shed, which is why the above photos are labeled that way. You can read why here.

You can click on the image below to see the full DIY:

Pretty Pink Pumpkin DIY

Although I loved my little pink pumpkin at the time, the love affair was fleeting.

When I pulled him out of the Fall decorations storage bin this year, I decided this little guy needs another makeover.

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

I was tired of the pink shabby-ish look, so why not give it some copper metallic splendor?

And so I did!

Supplies:

  • Americana Decor Copper Metallic Paint (DecoArt)
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics (DecoArt)
    (I used Cocoa Bean and Green Beret on the pumpkin stem)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Wax paper

This DIY is pretty straight-forward.

Step One: I painted on two coats of the copper metallic paint — letting the paint dry in between each coat.

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

Step Two: I dabbed on brown and green craft paint onto the stem to make it look more realistic.

(Considering I had previously painted the stem with orange glitter, I guess anything would make it look more realistic!)

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

Step Three: I added copper metallic paint lightly onto the vintage button — see the embellishment above and below.

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

And that was it!

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

That’s what I love about paint makeovers:  you can literally just paint over them again for a completely new look!

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

I’m also loving what I put together as the background for the pumpkin . . .

Can I repaint my painted pumpkins? Yes!

The faux floral stems are from Michaels, and the wood and glass bottle container is from World Market. (You can see it here – only cost $9.99!)

I love changing out the floral stems — as well as what’s inside each bottle — for each season.

Happy crafting!

~Laura

 

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