Walmart has all of their Halloween decorations and they seem to have a lot of plastic pumpkins. I love getting creative with the plastic pumpkins and I have a fun idea for a quick and easy makeover.
You can find this plastic pumpkin in Walmart for less than $2.00.
The supplies that I’ll be using are:
1. One plastic pumpkin
2. Brown paper lunch bags
3. Spanish moss
4. Hot glue
5. Decoupage by DecoArt
6. Gold glitter
7. Maple colored gel stain by DecoArt
8. Avocado colored acrylic paint by DecoArt
10. Paint brush
The first step is to cut the plastic pumpkin. I used scissors to cut around the face area.
I also cut off the handle to the bucket.
The next step is to create the stem to your pumpkin. I’m using one brown paper lunch bag for the stem.
I cut the bottom of the bag off as shown in photo above.
I cut 4 slits on the other end of the bag as shown in photo above.
You will twist the end of the bag that is not slit to form the stem of the pumpkin.
Add some hot glue to the center of the pumpkin .
Place the stem on top of the hot glue.
Add more hot glue and press down the paper bag. I ripped the ends of the bag going around the pumpkin as shown in photo above.
Once I had the stem glued in place I then painted it with the maple colored gel stain.
I cut two leaves out of a brown paper bag.
I painted the leaves with the Avocado colored paint.
I added just a touch of hot glue to hold them in place. Once I had the leaves on I then covered the leaves and pumpkin with the decoupage.
I added some of the maple colored gel stain over some of the pumpkin before adding the decoupage.
Once the decoupage was dry I then added some more decoupage around the opening of the pumpkin.
I sprinkled some of the gold glitter onto the decoupage.
The last step is to add some of the Spanish Moss.
You can find the glitter that I used on 143 vinyl by clicking the link down below.
This pumpkin was so quick and easy to make and will look great any where in your home. I hope you’ll get creative and give this pumpkin makeover a try.