It may be hot here, but I am in the mood to do some fall crafting! I made these DIY Galvanized Pumpkins because I want to decorate my fall kitchen table with some galvanized items, and I want to put these galvanized pumpkins in my dough bowl.
I promise the dollar store is the best place to buy fall crafting supplies. The dollar store never disappoints!
When you are making something yourself, you can spend more on supplies than you would buy the item brand new, so I try to get my supplies as cheap as possible. The whole point of DIY is spending less!
I was so excited to see these large styrofoam pumpkins at the dollar store. I purchased three of them.
I spray painted the pumpkins black because I wanted a good base coat on them before I used my acrylic paint. You could spray paint the pumpkins gray but all I had was black spray paint.
I pulled out all my gray paints and my metallic silver paints. I used the medium color gray, but any color gray has worked for me.
I only applied one coat of gray because I wanted the paint to look dimensional instead of a solid color.
I dry brushed the metallic silver paint on the pumpkins. Dry brush means that you dip your brush in the paint and you wipe off almost all of the paint so that your strokes will look soft.
I love how the DIY galvanized pumpkins look. I have all my fall decor out of the attic and a few things already made so….. “Hurry up, fall”!
Sherry they’re beautiful and would look lovely with all my decor or with anybody’s decor! I especially like the strokes and the rustic look with a bit of glam! Pumpkin season is upon us and I love it!
Victoria at DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very fun technique and look, esp. if you don’t want the traditional orange color. You could keep this up all year round! Visiting from Funtastic Friday party.
Those are stunning, loving the look!
These came out amazing! I need some of these! Such a great idea!
Brandi Raae says
I saw those pumpkins today when I went to the dollar store. In fact, I went looking specifically for pumpkins to paint, but I wasn’t sure those would work. You made them look great!!!
Lynn Spencer says
Sherry…love the galvanized look…it’s so fun to play with paint to get the look you want and you did it perfectly. Well done my friend.
ps…are you getting any of Hermine this weekend?
Thanks Lynn! No we are not getting any of the storm, but we have a house that is being rented in Panama City and I’m going to call on check on them today.
Stacey Keeling says
These look great! Reminds me of something wonderful from Pottery Barn. Thanks for telling us how to do it. 🙂
Pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
You did a fantastic job on these! They would be perfect to keep an industrial style while still decorating for the season! Thanks for sharing your awesome tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!
I love your silver pumpkins: original and so smart looking. You’ve inspired me. Thanks you for sharing at Your Inspired Design.
These are so cool! I can’t wait to try it.
Vickie Munton says
So cute! This look is extremely popular right now, and what a great way to do it at a low cost!
(Cheap is my favorite!) Saw your post on The Boon Docks Blog link-up and love your blog!
Such a sophisticated Fall and Halloween decoration. Pinning now Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party. .
These are the cutest pumpkins and so versatile.
I’d love to find fake pumpkins here, so hard to find them. Yours are pretty, I really like that galvanized look they have! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Sherry, These pumpkins are awesome! Love the industrial look. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned and stumbled too. Have a great week ahead.
Angie Rose says
Sherry, these are absolutely fabulous! I absolutely love the look you gave them, so creative. You have been featured this week at Dishing It & Digging It. Thank you so much for sharing with us 🙂