I am going to show you how to make a DIY galvanized pumpkin with paint and for only a couple of dollars. This faux glavanized pumpkin looks like the galvanized metal pumpkins that are so popular right now. You will need a plastic pumpkin. If you have kids, you probably already have a few around the house.
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I have always loved bringing the feeling of fall into my home. It makes me so excited for the fall season. To be honest, I like to change up my fall decor every year. The only way that I justify purchasing some new decor is to make some things myself. I love that I save money but I also love the feeling that I get by making things myself.
I have been seeing a lot of galvanized pumpkins in the stores and online.
I will love to use the galvanized pumpkin to hold a fall bouquet or stems that I already have at home. The galvanized metal pumpkin is the same shape as the plastic pumpkins at Walmart which cost $1.
Plastic Pumpkin Walmart has these for $1.
Tape to protect handle
Gray craft paint
Craft paint brush I have had this set of paintbrushes for 15 years and I love them.
Spray Paint a coat of black paint on the pumpkin. I find that the craft paint will adhere to the plastic better if it has a coat of spray paint first. The reason that I use black is so the eyes, nose, and mouth will be black.
Paint a coat of gray craft paint on the pumpkin. I made messy strokes so that it will look galvanized. I made most strokes with a x shape.
Paint around the eyes, nose, and mouth so that they will stay black.
After the gray paint has dried, paint random strokes with silver metallic paint. I still made strokes that are an x shape. You can also blot the wet paint with a paper towel or brush. Dont worry,you really can’t mess it up because the messier the paint, the more it looks like galvanized metal. If you are not happy with how it looks, you can easily paint over it with the gray paint and start again.
I accidently got paint on the black eyes so I touched it up with a black Sharpie. You could use black craft paint for this too.
Add flowers or stems to the pumpkin or leave it as is. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have beautiful fall bouquets already in bunches. Purchase a couple and stick them in the pumpkin.
I am so pleased with how my faux galvanized pumpkin turned out. It really adds the look of fall to my home.
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What a great way to make the pumpkin look classy! Love it!
Barbara Chapman says
Love your tutorial on how to paint a galvanized pumpkin, Sherry!!! These turned out really cute. I think the biggest benefit is: you don’t get cut on the eyes like in real cut-out metal pumpkins. Fun project!!!
Anita holland says
Your pumpkin is brilliant. The colour is very unique and looks awesome.
Kim Purvis says
Great idea! I love it! Super cute for sutble Halloween.
Linda Johnston says
great idea and tutorial! Thanks for sharing.