Have you seen the DIY Concrete Pumpkins that people are making with a cheap plastic pumpkin mold? I am going to show you how to make a Faux Concrete Pumpkin with paint. This pumpkin is so easy and quick to make. The messier you are with the paint, the more real it looks!
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Making your own seasonal decor is fun and it is a great way to use things that you already have in your home. I feel like you will enjoy making your own decor knowing that you made it yourself. This pumpkin starts with a plastic pumpkin. If you have kids, you probably have these in your home.
Plastic Pumpkin. Walmart sells these for $1.
Light Gray Craft Paint
Gray Craft Paint
Craft Paint Brush I love these brushes and have had my set for over 15 years.
Paper Towel for blotting paint.
Tape off the handle if you do not want to paint the handle.
Before you start painting, you may want to google a picture of a concrete pumpkin. This way you can see how the finished pumpkin should look.
Paint your pumpkin with a coat of spray paint. I have found that your craft paint will stick to plastic better if you paint a coat of spray paint first. I used black so that it would make the triangle eyes and nose darker.
Randomly dab on gray craft paint until your pumpkin is almost covered. Try to leave the area around the eyes, nose, and mouth dark. See the photo below.
Randomly dab on a darker gray paint. Blot it with a paper towel to soften the paint.
The Faux Concrete Pumpkin is a perfect and inexpensive way to bring fall into your home. This pumpkin would also look cute outside on a porch with a mum in it.
You may also like to see the DIY Faux Galvanized Pumpkin I made.