DIY METALLIC PUMPKINS

DIY METALLIC PUMPKINS

If you’ve been looking for a unique way to decorate your home for fall,  then check out these DIY metallic pumpkins! They’re easy to make and will add an elegant sheen to any room. Your friends and family will be asking where you got them!  My favorite pumpkins for this project are ones I  found at Walmart.  I love the cool shape they have and each one has a realistic stem too!

So gather your supplies and let’s get started on these DIY metallic pumpkins!

SUPPLIES FOR DIY METALLIC PUMPKINS:

PUMPKIN

METALLIC PAINT

CRUST

GLAZE

LEAVES – Hobby Lobby

GLASS GLITTER

PUTTY KNIFE OR POPSICLE STICK

PAINT BRUSH

CHIP BRUSH

DAMP CLOTH

GLUE GUN

If you would prefer a video tutorial for DIY Metallic Pumpkins,  then check out my youtube channel!

Printed instructions are also below!

STEP 1:  ADD CRUST TO YOUR PUMPKIN

So I’m adding a little texture to my pumpkin with “Crust” from Paint Couture! Just spread it along the top half of the pumpkin and let dry for 8-10 hours!

STEP 2:  PAINT ENTIRE PUMPKIN WITH METALLIC PAINT

My favorite metallic is Stardust by Paint Couture! It’s not a gold or a silver, but somewhere in between and it is gorgeous!  I painted one coat directly on the pumpkin and then went back and added more paint to areas where it looked thin.  Let this dry at least 4 hours.

STEP 3:  BRUSH ON GLAZE

When using the Stardust metallic, I usually go for the Copper Head glaze by Paint Couture! This combination is really pretty! I brush it on using a simple chip brush.

STEP 4:  WIPE BACK GLAZE

Using a damp cloth, start blotting some of the glaze off.  You can take off, or leave on, as much as you would like.

STEP 5:  BRUSH GLAZE ONTO LEAVES

Here I’m using the same copper glaze on the leaf. Paint Couture has many different colored glazes which are beautiful.  I also love the Champagne color glaze  on the leaves as well.

STEP 6:  ADD GLASS GLITTER TO LEAVES

If you like sparkle, you’ll love German Glass Glitter! It’s actually tiny glass and it’s beautiful! I use it on so many projects! I sprinkle it liberally on top of the glaze while it’s wet.  Once it’s completely covered, flip the leaf over and shake off any excess glass onto a styrofoam plate.  Pour the excess back into your jar!

STEP 7:  ATTACH LEAVES TO DIY METALLIC PUMPKIN

Apply hot glue to the end of the leaf and glue it down close to the pumpkin stem.  These leaves have wire that I cut down, but next time I might drill a tiny hole in the pumpkin stem and stick the leaf into the stem using the wire.  Note: I used the Champagne Glaze on these!

STEP 8:  PAINT PUMPKIN STEM

I used a Modern Masters gold for my stem; not sure why? LOL  The Stardust metallic that I painted on the pumpkin would have been pretty as well.

That’s it!

So what do you think of my DIY metallic pumpkins?  I personally love how they turned out and I can’t wait to decorate for the fall!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to DIY metallic pumpkins! If you give it a try, be sure to share your photos with me. I can’t wait to see what beautiful pumpkins you create!

Need another DIY Pumpkin Idea? Here’s a project where I took Dollar Tree Pumpkin cutouts and added a crackle medium and transfers!

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