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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Plastic Goes Elegant

So, yesterday, we put pantyhose on some cheap plastic pumpkins; today, we're gonna paint 'em up! 
Because that's how we roll.
All you're going to need today is:

4 plastic jack-o-lantern treat totes
A sharp knife
Dollar Tree ivy garland
Plastic primer
Black gloss spray paint
Silver spray paint
Silver glitter
Hot glue
First, cut the face out of the pumpkin using a sharp knife, then give it a light coat of plastic primer. Allow this to dry for an hour. Go make some apple crisp while you're waiting.
Then give your pumpkins a good thorough coat of gloss black.
Get the inside too.
Give your ivy a misty spritz of silver, letting some of the green show through.
You will probably never see me type the following instruction again: give the pumpkins a thick, runny, sloppy final coat of black.
Sprinkle glitter liberally into the wet paint.
Get it everywhere, and allow the whole mess to dry.
Working in small sections, use hot glue to attach the ivy around the top rim of the pumpkin.

And we have some sparkly front porch goodness for next to nothing!

We used candles in glass cups for these.

I know, I know, the porch needs painting. What doesn't?
Add a spooky little Phat Stuff kitty, and you're nearly ready to frighten the neighbors!


. said...

LOL...that's the happiest looking Jack-o-lantern I've ever seen! :) He's so cute!

Is that a real cat in the picture or a prop? If he's real...what a perfect photo op!! :)

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, she's more than real! That's our little Phat Stuff, the most rambunctious kitten in the clowder.

Vonda said...

What a clever idea for those old school orange plastic pumpkins!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I love some spray paint!! Great idea!

Angie Holden said...

Gorgeous!! Love that!

Michelle L. said...

So cool! Like a sort of Greek god of pumpkins. A Greek god who likes glitter. I know they had those.

Heather said...

Ooh! You have so many creative ideas for pumpkins! I am amazed!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I am like a cat....I just see sparkles and get excited!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

They look a little like Roman gods. Thanks for the encouragement to continue sequencing with JDaniel. Your son is proof that it helps.

lisbonlioness said...

Mich got it- the Greek God of Pumpkins! And that weirdo cat would fit in perfectly with my feline idiots.
Fancy living in England? Could do with some more gorgeous minions!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I had to enlarge that last photo to see if kitty was real or a silhouette! Your front steps are them and the front door too..what character!!
Those pumpkins are fantastic! Love the black and the bling!

MJ said...

Lovely :) Very classy :) I would totally fall on my face carrying shopping up those steps and tripping over something, but thats just clumsy old me LOL

Robin Ange said...

Thank you so much for linking up to The T-Shirt Diaries Upcycled Awesome.I love the new use for an old pumpkin! I has so many of these lying around!

Kathy said...

Looks wonderful! Very creative!