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Save Money On Your DIY Halloween Crafts
Pumpkins are a staple of fall decorating – from harvest through Halloween and even Thanksgiving, they fit into almost any type of decor.
Where To Find Faux Pumpkins
Faux pumpkins come in multiple sizes and price ranges.
Look at hobby stores and if they are not discounted, use a coupon or for smaller pumpkins look at the dollar stores.
For this project I chose a foam pumpkin that cost $1.00.
Displaying Your Pumpkin
I did purchase the stand seperately for under $10.00.
It’s up to you if you wish to display your pumpkin the way I did or if you wish to just sit it on a tabletop.Print
Use a paintbrush to brush to cover one section of ribbing with a thin layer of glue*.
Set the pumpkin aside on a piece of clean paper to dry.
The next day look carefully at the pumpkin. If there are areas that need more glitter (affiliate link) on them carefully add glue using the paint brush (affiliate link) and then dust some glitter (affiliate link) on using the same process as above.
Allow the pumpkin to dry for another 24 hours.
Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the way the pumpkin looks.
Allow the sealant to dry according to the manufactures instructions.
Repeat the sealing process three times making sure the sealant is completely dry before adding another coat.
Once the final coat of sealant is dry your pumpkin is ready to display.
Be sure to wrap it in bubble wrap or newspaper at the end of the season and store it away so you can use it again.
*Note: Choose how large of an area you wish to cover with one color of glitter (affiliate link). I choose to cover 2 ribs of the pumpkin with one color, skip 2 ribs and repeat until I completed the entire pumpkin. It is best to work a section at a time to prevent the glitter (affiliate link) colors from mixing.
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