Pumpkin Roundup

You may remember these two pumpkins from being on my Halloween mantle.
I had promised tutorials for them, and now I’m finally delivering!
Why did I wait until after Halloween?
Weeeeeelllll… two reasons really.
1.) They can both be used for fall decor.
2.) I fully intended to have a couple of other fall pumpkin tutes to go with these and
didn’t quite get to them. But I’m hoping I will get to them before Thanksgiving!
First up…
Silver Bling Pumpkin
I started with a Dollar Tree candlestick that I had previously painted white for another project that didn’t turn out and a cheap little plastic pumpkin.
I plucked the stem from the pumpkin the painted both the candlestick and pumpkin with a couple of coats of Krylon’s Silver Metallic spray paint.
Nice and shiny!
I had some bling I had bought at a scrapbook convention a couple of years ago stashed away in my desk. I thought now was the perfect time to use it!
I love that it has silver lace incorporated in it.
I love how it turned out! I just popped it right on top of the candlestick to give it some height. And it can stay on my mantle through Thanksgiving!
Next up…
Chalkboard Pumpkins
These chalkboard pumpkins were super simple to create!
I started with 3 black plastic pumpkins I purchased on sale at Michael’s and gave them a couple of coats of Krylon’s Chalkboard spray paint.
I cut small holes in the bottom of two of the pumpkins so I could stack them on top of each other.
Rub them down with chalk to “cure” them, wipe it back off, and you’re ready to write out your message!
For the BOO pumpkin topiary, I set them on a large candlestick that I’ve had for ages.
With the holes on the bottom of the pumpkins, they topiary can be dismantled to use the pumpkins individually if I so choose. Which I do! ๐Ÿ™‚
With Halloween behind us, now I can have aย monogram pumpkin!
I left the other two pumpkins stacked on the candlesticks to write out my
“Give Thanks” message for Thanksgiving.
So what do you think? Pretty simple, right?
A little spray paint can go a long wayย 
with those plastic pumpkins! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. says

    Have ‘t enough words to say about your spectacular work. It is really gratifying. You did a creative work on it, which is totally new for me. I am truly saying that is is fun and easy idea!

  2. says

    I love both of your projects! The stacked pumpkins are especially cute. And of course you might want use them again somewhere else! I know I sure would!

  3. says

    I love both ideas!!! Your silver pumpkin and that bling go so well together! And the chalkboard pumpkin idea is one of those DUH moments for me. I made a mini chalkboard pumpkin to use as a countdown to halloween…why not use it as a countdown to thanksgiving as well?! Genius ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. says

    I know exactly what you mean by a little spray paint can go a long way!!! I think I just might be a spray paint queen. You can spray paint just about anything to make it look all purty and new! Awesome ideas and thanks for sharing your tutorial:)

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