So last week when I was playing with a foam pumpkin and wished that I’d bought another one, Mr. Chocolate heard me and went someplace he doesn’t ever go: Dollar Tree. I didn’t even have to ask. He surprised me and came home with a pumpkin. That’s what I call true love!
For this project you will need:
- Small foam pumpkin
- Acrylic craft paints
I started with my diamond in the rough cheapo foam pumpkin.
I knew I wanted a non-traditional look so I chose a gray satin paint to base coat the pumpkin. Two coats.
I kind of liked it but what fun is just a couple of coats of paint? So I added a couple of coats of a coordinating glitter paint.
Almost left it alone after that but …nope!
I had a bunch of chocolate brown paper roses in my stash ( the kind you find in bridal supplies) so I popped the heads off the stems and hot glued them around the middle of the pumpkin. I also remembered these funky Industrial Chic knobs I picked up on clearance at Michaels. One of those things you have no idea why you’re buying but know there will come a project and an aha moment.
I just pushed the knob right through the foam and then secured it with a dab of hot glue and added some more roses. Finished with some copper wire wrapped around the stem.
I may have to make yet one more trip to Dollar Tree. I may also have decided upon my Thanksgiving color scheme.
Oh, wow, Mr. Choc! That IS true love! Love the swirly copper embellishment. Chic indeedy, Carol!
Way to go Mr. Choc!! The pumpkin looks fab!
Beautiful upgrade Carol! As always, done with style!
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