Let me show you how to make a Mackenzie Child Stacked Pumpkin DIY. All you need is a few plastic pumpkins and paint. These stacked pumpkins are perfect for a fall porch.
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When I saw these stacked pumpkins from Mackenzie Child online, I knew that they would be beautiful on my front porch. After, I saw the price, I knew that I could never purchase them. I also knew that I could make something similar for very little money.
The black and white pumpkin on top of the whimsical black and orange pumpkins are stunning.
We have 2 urns sitting on our porch that will work perfectly so I will not have to purchase new ones.
While researching, I found a photo of pumpkins sitting on a black wreath and I knew that I could make these.
The first place I shop is the Thrift Store. To make 2 stacked pumpkins, I need to find 2 of each sized pumpkins. I could not believe when I found exactly what I was looking for. You can also find these pumpkins at Walmart. I also purchased 2 large pumpkins from Michaels.
Let me show you how to make the stacked pumpkins work. The pumpkin faces will be turned to the back.
Remove the handle.
Turn the pumpkin upside down. Glue the pumpkin with glue of your choice.
The small pumpkin will sit on top. Glue the pumpkin after they are painted.
The wreaths for under the stacked pumpkins
After removing the flowers, I painted the wreaths with black spray paint.
Painting the Pumpkins
Large Polka Dot Pumpkin
This pumpkin is so easy to make. I could paint dots but I decided that I might want to use these pumpkins again one day. By using stickers instead of paint, I can remove them easily.
The dollar store sells these large dot stickers so I purchased 2 sheets.
The pumpkins were first spray painted black.
The great thing is that the pumpkin already has indentions, so I was able to paint perfect stripes. The picture above is after the first coat of orange paint. It took 4 coats of orange paint.
The Black and White Checked Pumpkin
Spray paint the plastic pumpkin with white spray paint.
I used 2 bowls to draw the lines around the pumpkin. You may want to try painters tape but I find that painters tape will pull paint off plastic so I avoid using it.
After the lines are drawn, the squares are easy to make. Follow the vertical indentions in the pumpkin for perfect lines.
You can outline the squares before filling in with paint.
Seal pumpkins with a topcoat. I used Minwax Polycrylic clear gloss spray paint.
Attach pumpkins with glue. I used hot glue and also gorilla glue.
I am so pleased with my Mackenzie Childs Stacked Pumpkins DIY that I made for way less than the inspiration stacked pumpkins. This project way easy and quick to make.