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.