diy metallic pumpkins




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I got lots of comments on the pumpkins on top of my piano~I wish I could say I made them, but they were from Target fall clearance last year. But it did get me thinking...how hard would they be to make?




And of course I had to give it a try :)
I picked up some Krylon brushed metallic spray paint in Caramel Latte from Walmart and took a white pumpkin that used to be orange until last year:

covered the stem with tin foil, and gave her a coat of Caramel Latte:
Then I took a little can of brown paint I've had forever: (this is Krylon Gloss Leather Brown)

and started brushing it on:

then, I took a paper towel and started wiping off:

until it was as dark as I wanted:

and we now have metallic pumpkins!



Have y'all met Ashley and Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic? They are cute, frugal, craftyDIYers extraordinaire andare hosting a party that I'm joining today:
Shanty 2 Chic
I most definitely made these without my hubby. He's just not that into spray paint, metallic, or pumpkins...which I consider a good thing :)

Happy Thursday~

34 comments:

  1. Those turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your pumpkins turned out great!

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  3. Beautiful! I have looked all over for the Krylon Metallic sprays in ORB, etc. Where do you buy yours? I have been to Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, Super Target, to no avail. Any suggestions?
    Thanks. ~Maria

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  4. How neat! They look great on your mantel and I like your Autumn sign, too.

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  5. Oooooo! Lovin' those babies. I think I actually have a can of that carmel latte in my garage....no wait, I'm thinking about the carmel latte my hubby shoulda bought me tonight after working so hard on my corkboard project :o)
    I'm a fairly new follower and I love your blog, btw.
    peace. cindy

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  6. I love pretty pumpkins, especially DIY ones. You did a fantastic job! :) They're gorgeous!

    Roeshel

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  7. They turned out great! Excellent job.

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  8. I LOVE those! Of course, I love everything subdued and shiny this time of year (in indirect correlation to everything that is bright orange and purple and green and black that you can find, on clearance, at the store!). This is a fantastic idea, and they turned out beautifully, thank you!

    Best,
    Sarah

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  9. Hi Melissa! Your metallic pumpkins turned out so pretty!!!!!! I want some! Thanks so much for linking up with us tonight and the sweet words you posted about our blog! ~Ashley

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  10. Cute pumpkins - they turned out great. I'm going to go check out that linky party.

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  11. Caaauuuttte! I must try! :o)

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  12. Great job on the pumpkin! I can't wait to try this on some pumpkins I have. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love it when an experiment works out so well! Great idea!

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  14. Super cute! I made some metalic ones but just used the silver and copper spray paint. I love the "texture" yours have!

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  15. Hey Melissa. These are so cute. I found your blog through Traci @ Beneath My Heart.
    Have a blessed day...Tracy

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  16. Hey Melissa~

    LOVE these! They are too cute!! Thanks for joining the party and for your sweet post;)
    ~Whitney

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  17. What a clever idea! They are beautiful!

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  18. You did a great job! Head over to my place, I've been working on lots of stuff...

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  19. very cute! i love this idea!

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  20. Love those metallic pumpkins, melissa!

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  21. Beautiful pumpkins. Love the deep layered color.

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  22. Love those!!
    I really need to experiment more :)

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  23. Don't you LOVE Carmel Latte metallic paint? I just spray painted the hardware to an amour I painted that color and LOVE IT! Oh, my husband said to say thanks for turning me on to spray paint. (Yes, that "thanks" was meant to be sarcastic). But I say THANKS whole heartedly!! Never thought that I would love spray paint so much!

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  24. Oh yes....those are too fun!! I wonder if you could spray paint them brown and then color them with metallic silver?? Just wondering because hubby will not be happy if I buy MORE spray paint! :)

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  25. Can I just tell you that I absolutley LOVE your web site!!! This is Jessica, Jolene Bradshaws sister. I knew you when you lived in Logan. But she gave me your web site and I am addicted to it!!

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  26. So, so cute!! Have you seen the Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkins over at DIY Show Off? They are similar to these...LOVE the look of both!!!

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  27. Fabulous! I saw that very shade of spray paint at Michael's today! Thanks for reminding me of the party, I'll link up MY pumpkin project! :)

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  28. I love the pumpkins. I don't decorate for the different holidays except Christmas, so I like to see what others do. My personality is such that I like my house to look the same and when it doesn't it kinda makes me out of sorts. Say OCD anyone?

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  29. Caramel latte, huh? I think I need to check out this color.... Your pumpkins turned out very very nice. I did silver and black already, so this color would be a nice addition, too. My technique was to spray on a solid base coat then turn on a fan and spray a darker color to get a mottled look. I like your wipe-on/wipe-off method.
    :-)Sue

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  30. Lovely job on the pumpkins! I want! =) What a great idea. Love your blog and I'm so glad I found it!

    Thank you for the kind words on my blog. *smile*

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Liz

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  31. Maria~ I found mine at Walmart. Sorry you're having trouble finding them!

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  32. Love the pumpkins! I intended to join in on the party but the day got away from me. Maybe next time!

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