Friday, September 17, 2010

Spray painted pumpkins

When I saw the beautiful metallic spray painted pumpkins Roo did over at nice girl notes, I had to give it a try.  So, off to Family Dollar, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's I went in search of pumpkins, paint and maybe a little extra. 

This is what I ended up with:
My little bit of extra was scrapbooking rub-ons. Ironically, the rub-ons were the most expensive thing I bought. Too bad I didn't have my Michael's 40% off one item coupon. As the nosy, I mean nice, lady behind me in line pointed out. "Every penny counts!" Yeah, I know...thanks for pointing it out. Sigh. Anwho, back to being crafty!

First step, spray paint the pumpkins. I used a brushed metallic paint. I debated between that and a flat cream. The brushed metallic was on clearance, so that made my decision easy!

They already look so much better!

So, putting on the rub-ons was a little more challenging than I thought it would be. The grooves in the pumpkins made it kinda tricky.  They were small rub-ons, so I just used my finger nail to rub them on the pumpkins. 

Didn't they turn out cute?

I actually like the small ones best. The words on the 3 tier pumpkin got a little crooked. I may take it off and re-do with something different (if I can figure out how to get it off that is).  The stack of rub-ons I got had letters as well as phrases, so I've got a lot of options.

I think the whole thing took me maybe 30-45 minutes (and that included dry time for the paint).  If you are looking for quick, cheap and easy little fall craft project this one definitely hits the mark! Let me know what you think! And if you try it too, I'd love to see what you do with it.

Also, head on over to Remoeolaholic's Anonymous Party to see what's been posted or post something yourself!


  1. I love pumpkin season and these look great! Good job!


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