I have been experimenting with Spackling Paste the last few days and I realized there are so many ways to get creative with it. We are always trying to find ways to create fun and unique things here at The Shabby Tree. I’m thinking ahead and I realized we can easily create a fun and unique pumpkin using spackling paste.

The supplies I will be using are:

1. Cardboard

2. Spackling paste

3. Scissors

4. Burnt orange paint by DecoArt

5. Maple colored Gel Stain

6. Hot glue

7. Twine

8. Polyurethane spray

9. Putty knife

10. Rounded carving tool

The first step is to cut your pumpkin out of the cardboard. You can create any size pumpkin that you want.

I spray painted my cardboard pumpkin with a warm caramel colored spray paint. This is an optional step but I wanted the backside to be painted.

You will cover the front of the pumpkin with the spackling paste.

I did not cover the stem but I did cover the sides of my pumpkin.

I used the rounded end of a carving tool to create lines in my pumpkin. You can probably do this with your finger too.

Once the spackle was dry I then painted the pumpkin with the burnt orange colored paint.



I also added some streaks of the maple gel stain onto the pumpkin.

After the pumpkin was painted i then hot glued the twine to the stem.

I added a coat of polyurethane to help protect the paint. You can add the paint to the spackle before applying it onto the pumpkin.

This was so easy to create and I just love how it turned out. You can create these in a variety of sizes to cluster together on a fireplace mantle or any where in your home. I will be making a few smaller ones to add to my fall trees. I hope you will get creative and give this a try.