So, we kind of failed on the Halloween tradition front last month. The pretty little pumpkin I picked up at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago has sat untouched on our bookcase for the whole spooky month. Whomp whomp.
But this past weekend, I couldn’t bear it any longer. I took down our Halloween decorations and set out to dress up this poor little gourd in something fancy.
To make your own gilded pumpkin all you need to do is tape a border around the top portion of your gourd. Since, pumpkins are pretty oddly shaped, you’ll have a hard time getting a perfect circle, but the goal isn’t perfection. Just make sure you press the tape into all the grooves.
Once I had my line taped, I also secured a plastic bag around the bottom part to prevent any spray paint splatter. I wanted a nice crisp line.
To get the best gold sheen, I used some Krylon Metallic spray paint I had left over from this gilded chair makeover. Two quick coats was all it took. I let it sit outside for about 45 minutes before bringing it indoors.
And while the dipped gold look was fantastic on it’s own, I also added a few yarn tassels to bring in some more fall colors! These were super easy to whip up and make sure this pretty pumpkin looks more autumn-y than spooky.
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