This is what I fell in love with! Aren't they fantastic?!
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I went around town finding the cheapest, yet coolest looking pumpkins I could find. First stop was the dollar store. They had awesome ceramic pumpkins in neutral colors. I almost didn't want to paint them! I was looking for a variety of pumpkins that varied in shapes and sizes. Joann's and Michaels usually have good deals on their foam filled pumpkins. Be sure to take a coupon, they can be pricey.
I relied on Krylon Spray Paint once again, to do the trick. And it worked! Here's what you need.
- A variety of pumpkins. I went with about 10 pumpkins all varying in shapes and sizes.
- 1 can of Krylon Metallic
- 1 can of Krylon Brushed Metallic
*I definitely suggest purchasing the spray paint at Walmart. It's the cheapest that I've found. You won't be using an entire can.
(There are two different ways I went about doing it.) Trial and error right?!
- Spray the pumpkins with the brushed nickel paint first.
- Don't let the the paint dry completely. I suggest, almost immediately moving onto the metallic. Sprits the metallic paint over the pumpkin so that it produces a spotted look.
- Another option would be to spray the metallic, lightly, over a colored pumpkin so that the pumpkins original color seeps through. There isn't a wrong way to do it. Like I said, trial and error.
What do ya think?! What would you do differently? Let me just tell you, the total cost for all the pumpkins plus materials was around $25. You can't even buy 1 pumpkin for that price at Pottery Barn. I'm super excited to show you what I've done with these! Coming up!