Doesn't this silver pumpkin look like it was more than a dollar?
It reminds me of some glass pumpkins I have seen.
I got the glass look with a thrift budget.
A few weeks ago I picked up this pumpkin for 50 cents.
What a steal. It still had the original price tag with $5.99 on it!
I knew I wanted to paint it so I gathered some painting supplies that I had on hand.
Silver paint, a shimmer gold paint and a gloss sealer.
I have painted a few projects with these cans already so the cost of paint per project was pretty minimal.
Since it was a bit windy today I set up a painting box.
I painted the pumpkin with a couple light coats of the silver paint.
Once the paint was dry I put some water on it.
Yeah seems strange but I thought it would help me get the look I wanted.
While the water was still on the pumpkin I sprayed silver and then the gloss coating on it.
I was hoping for some spots to help it look more like glass.
Since it was cool here today I did use a heat gun to dry the water drops.
The paint and gloss did dry into small drops, sort of like bubbles you might see in glass.
I wasn't able to get any good pictures to show the subtle texture it gave the pumpkin.
You will have to take my word for it.
It is there, just like I wanted.
It will be a great addition to my sweatshirt pumpkins from last week.
I like the contract of the sleek silver pumpkins with the more rustic looking pumpkins.
I'm not ready to pull out all my fall items quite yet but I did make a small display for now.
My cost for this silver pumpkin - $.50
I did use some paint and gloss that I had on hand.
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This is awesome. I've been thinking about how to decorate my front door this year for Hallowe'en.. I usually do pumpkins and straw, sometime with some vibrant crysanthmums... BUT painting a pumpkin is much more economical. I totally want to do some red ones. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great idea for the pumpkin! I am still in denial that fall is upon us and Halloween is right around the corner.ReplyDelete
I am stopping by from New Friend Friday! Great blog!
Karen @ http://barefootinportland.blogspot.com
Love it...I love anything that shines, sparkles etc. Good idea. I so need to get ready for fall.ReplyDelete
This is just darling!! I've been thinking of painting some silver..now I know I'm gonna for sure! :D I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my weekly FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party! Hope to see you there!ReplyDelete
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