I had several names in mind for this post; “accidental gold pumpkins”, “craft fail gold pumpkins”, “jumping on the painted pumpkin band wagon” and more. I decided to keep it simple and go with Gold Pumpkins.
Originally, these pumpkins were going to be blue with gold stencil. I think I’ve mentioned that I’m “stencil challenged” and I wanted to stencil with gold paint using a doily onto the blue pumpkins.
I stenciled away but the result was blah. The gold didn’t stand out enough and it was all smudgey. I stared at them for awhile and went with Plan B. For awhile I’ve been toying with the idea of using spices to add color to a project.
I grabbed a bottle of cinnamon, paprika and turmeric. Perfect fall colors. I covered the pumpkin in Mod Podge and started sprinkling cinnamon. I had imagined a perfectly flocked pumpkin coated in cinnamon. Instead I had a big mess.
Plan C – wash off the Mod Podge and cinnamon and salvage my dollar store pumpkins. As I washed the pumpkins, they started getting mottled so I stopped washing, stood back and thought, I could live with this pumpkin. You can still see the texture of the spice in the above photo.
I painted a few dollar store gourds and nuts in metallic paint to coordinate with the pumpkins.
I pulled out my skeleton gilded leaves that I made a while back to really gild the lily.
Phew – I’m so glad I saved my dollar store pumpkins.
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