Like many people I am gearing up for Fall despite the hot weather. I’ve planted my large urn out back with mums, kale and fountain grass. I’ve purchased several pretty velvet and decorative pumpkins but decided to try my hand at painting a plastic pumpkin!
This year I’ve seen tons of painted plastic pumpkins used in Fall decor. So when I found this pumpkin at the grocery store, I decided to give it a try! It was filled with candy so I put aside the candy for Halloween (if it lasts that long) and gathered my supplies. Here is how it looked fresh from the store:
Most plastic pumpkins I’ve seen have a handle, a carved face and no top. These are the ones little kids use for trick or treating. I like this one because it does have a top and looks more like a real pumpkin. I think it will perfect painted. If it turns out as I hope, I can keep it for years to come. Here is the pumpkin, minus the wrapper and candy:
This year I bought a large white and gold pumpkin from Hobby Lobby online. I LOVE it!
Thus, I decided to stick with the white and gold theme. I have some Amy Howard Chalk paint in white on hand. It is pretty thick but I stirred it well and painted the top and bottom of the pumpkin.
I painted the brown stem with gold liquid gilding by Martha Stewart. (available at Michael’s or Amazon) I think it looks better already!
Although I put the paint on pretty thick, I have a sneaky suspicion it will need a second coat. Once it all dries, I plan to put a top coat of wax over the paint. If this works, then chalk paint really is magic! Tune in later for the beautiful (I hope) finished pumpkin!