I absolutely love the look of the spray-painted faux mercury glass pumpkins, like this one from Pottery Barn:
Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend $24 on a fake (albeit pretty) pumpkin. I’d much rather try to find a way to recreate the look on my own and save the cash for something else.
Here’s my version:
What you’ll need:
- pumpkin, any size
- metallic silver craft paint
- old paintbrush
Just brush on the paint, one coat at a time. Here it is after the first coat.
If you like the slight orangey tone peeking through, you can leave it as is. I wanted to get closer to a silvery look, so I kept going. I think I did 3 or 4 coats total.
I love the way it turned out! The stem (which I left unpainted) is a really nice natural contrast to the high-impact of the silver. And the total cost? A total winner – $3 for a bag of 5 mini pumpkins at the supermarket and $3 for the craft paint. $6 total! I would love to see a whole bunch of these in a pretty candlelit vignette…and I think I have my next project!
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