I am simply smitten with both the Coral Isle and Sunrise spray paint colors from Krylon. Lately, my local Walmart has really stepped up their spray paint offerings, and the Sunrise spray paint in matte caught my eye during my last grocery trip since it fit into my fall 2015 mood board.
I took some of my pumpkins from last year and gave them a quick coat of Sunrise and Coral Isles. The colors are nearly identical-- it's the finish (gloss v. matte) that really sets them apart.
For one of my old Dollar Tree pumpkins, I wanted to give it a gold polka dot design over the glossy Coral Isles color. So, once my pumpkin was dry (I let it dry overnight), I brought out another one of my trusty Krylon faves...my gold leafing pen.
Starting at the bottom I painted lots of little circles in a really sporadic, yet condensed/packed manner. As I got closer to the top of the pumpkin, the dots got fewer and further apart.
And a quick trace of the "leaf" area and the stem finished off this quick 5-minute project.
For my larger foam pumpkin, I used Sunrise matte and some plastic sheeting with painter's tape built-in to create a gold dipped look. I cannot express my love for this tape/sheeting enough. It's fabulous for painting baseboards/moldings, stripes (like I did below), and other small areas. The roll will never run out. I've had it for years and am just barely 50% of the way done with the roll.
Once it dried overnight, I put the tape/sheeting on and used my MOST fave gold spray paint from True Value to spray paint to the bottom and stem. I know it's stupid simple and not anything revolutionary, but I LOVE IT. I think sometimes simple is awesome, ya know?
I'll have a few more pumpkin tutorials to share with you this month using inexpensive pumpkins. I spray paint mine almost every year (the craft type pumpkins, not my good ones!) as a way to be green, save money, and not have to buy new things every year. I am really trying not to buy or hoard anymore things, so I try to be creative with what I have.
Hope these easy craft ideas will inspire you to create something beautiful out of an item you already have!
Have you started bringing out the fall decor yet?