Yes, you read that right. I'm already talking about pumpkins and it's not even September. I'm giving myself permission since the kids will be heading back to school next week, which means summer vacation is officially over. I have mixed emotions about another school year starting, but I'm definitely ready for a new routine, cooler temps and fall activities.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE FAUX PUMPKINS LOOK REALAffiliate links have been used
- Faux Pumpkins (Walmart, Dollar Store, craft store)
- White Chalk Paint
- Brown and tan craft paint
- Vintage Wood (or use watered down brown craft paint)
- Paint brush
- X-acto knife
HOW TO MAKE FAUX PUMPKINS LOOK REALI bought a few inexpensive faux pumpkins from Walmart, paying attention to the shape and not how ridiculous they looked. I would have bought some from the Dollar Store, but I was in Walmart at the time. If you want to save even more money you may want to check your local Dollar Store first.
I gave each pumpkin 2 coats of white chalk paint. I chose white, but I think I'm going to make a few green ones as well.
After the paint was dry I used an X-acto knife to cut out a few of the stems so I could replace them with wood.
I then coated each pumpkin with vintage wood and dry brushed a small amount of brown craft paint into the groves. I let the pumpkins dry then dry brushed another light coat of white chalk paint on the "raised" areas. This creates dimension and gives the pumpkins a realistic look.