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« on: August 31, 2008 04:02:27 PM »

I saw this set of decorative painted fake pumpkins last year downtown, and I loved them and decided I had to have them. Well, the set was more than $60, and I certainly wasn't go to pay that when I could do it myself. It took me until this year to finally get around to it, however it was worth it. I love them!

The original pumpkins (below) were pretty ugly, but I knew they'd work fine painted. I'm not sure if I'm going to lacquer them up yet to make them shiny. I kind of like how they look matte.

Best part? It cost me less than $8 total, including the paint.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 04:19:05 PM »

Oh yah the matte looks great. I wouldn't lacquer them at all. Awesome job.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 05:58:21 PM »

very very cool! I like them matte too, you can maybe spray them with a matte clear finish? that way they will be sealed i bit more.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 09:14:09 PM »

looks great! what a nice deal and fun project.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008 10:11:39 PM »

Those are awesome! Did you use a stencil for the lettering, or did you freehand it?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008 08:15:01 AM »

That is so classy yet spooky awesome. And where on earth did you find such cheap pumpkins? I got one funkin for $20  Shocked  too high

« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008 09:40:00 PM »

Thanks everyone!

chattyKathi, I didn't even think of matte finish! I picked some up today and I'll see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion!

ElleBee85, I did the letters freehand. I think it would be rather hard to use a stencil because the pumpkins aren't just round, but have grooves.

holytararor, I bought the pumpkins at The Christmas Tree Shops. The website is www.christmastreeshops.com - locations are on the site. Mind you, the pumpkins are pretty poor quality, but I made sure the stem wouldn't fall off and since I was painting them marks and such weren't a problem, of course. I also saw some cardboard-type pumpkins for $2 at Michael's today. They were a bit smaller, but could make cute crafts.


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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008 08:54:53 PM »

so cute!

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