September 18, 2012

Painted Pumpkins BOO!

Easy and fun! (Quick note, I'm testing out Mr Linky for 2 days. While you're here visit this post and please help out by leaving a linked post. All for fun...thank you: CLICK HERE:)

Black, White and Gold Pumpkins

Materials Needed:
Black, White and Gold Spray Paint ($$)
300 Pumpkins (Why not, the paint was costly)
Light Wire
Sharpie (for it’s tube shape)
Craft Paint
Small Tip Brush

Version 2 (You could hand paint them :)
Craft Paint

Wash and dry all of your pumpkins. Make sure they are really dry. Now we can create those cute little wire curlee cues. Take a loosely measured yard of wire and bend in half. I cut a tiny notch on a ridge of the stem to catch the loop end of the wire. This allowed me to wrap the wire tightly around the pumpkin stem about 3 or 4 times. Remember the wire is doubled up, so it looks like you wrapped it more. Separate the two pieces and take out the sharpie. Get comfortable, you might want to hold the pumpkin in your lap. Hold one wire at the base where it becomes free from the stem wrapping. Wrap the wire like a spring around the sharpie. Slide out the sharpie and do the same to the other wire. Stretch them a bit to get the look you like. They’ll be painted along with its pumpkin.

Set up a paint station outside. For me it was the ground. I used an old tree stand and ugly wide mouth vase to hold the pumpkins while spraying and drying. Start spraying the bottoms first, let dry well before giving them the flip. Black will cover nicely and white goes on great! But as for the gold pumpkins, you’ll need to base coat them first with white. Gold paint is too expensive to do several coats. You should find that you’ll only need one gold coat if you made a base coat. (more information, buttons and photos when you click)

Spray paints are quite an investment for just hobbying around. But using them smartly will enable you to work with many more projects down the road. While your spending - consider a clear coat spray as well. These four paints will complement your craft collection immensely.

After the pumpkins dry...they are simply beautiful! You could stop working on them now and decorate your porch or you may choose to glitter some too. So far this craft could be done with supervised school-aged kids, but now we come to the part that the littlest ones can enjoy too. Glittering! This cute and bright crazy color glitter pumpkin can be done by anyone and this one was done by 3 year old grandson, Jake. Glittering seems to work best with a paint base coat on the pumpkin.  Choose a craft paint color that will work as a backing color to the glitter (this will help the glitter look brighter). And now you’ve got some beautiful pumpkins to display and delight your neighborhood.

Thanks for the visit!

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  1. What a creative idea! Super cute! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  2. These are fantastic! I'm definitely going to CASE this idea and do a batch of them for grandkids. Love the curled wire on the stems. I even have some very large leaves that I may attach. Thanks for the inspiration. :-D

  3. Very cute look! The wired stems add a cute bit of whimsy!
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  4. That's such a cute idea! I'm all about "faking" fall around here!


  5. Cute Boo pumpkins. The three year old did a great job too. Bet he had such a great time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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