DIY Silver Mercury Glass Pumpkins: learn how to turn a real orange pumpkin into a silver, mercury glass looking one, with a little paint.
This year I’m in love with the all the white pumpkins, as you might have noticed, and thought it would be fun to mix the white pumpkins with some silver pumpkins.
Where does one get silver pumpkins…it might involve a little spray paint. 😉
I found a regular old .99 cent pumpkin at the grocery store, and used them for our pumpkin makeover.
- orange and white pumpkins
- silver spray paint
- black craft paint
How To Make Silver Pumpkins
I sprayed the bottoms of the orange and white pumpkins first and let them dry.
Then I sprayed the tops, and while the silver was still wet I used a tooth brush to add some black speckles, with some black craft paint. I ran my finger over the toothbrush to flick it, and spray black dots onto the silver paint.
I few times I got a line rather than a speckle, so I just blotted it with a rag and started over.
It was super easy, and I really like the effect, something similar to a mercury glass.
I set the new mercury glass looking pumpkins on my entrance way table, and mixed in some real mercury glass, and some white pumpkins. Kind of love it.
With DIY silver pumpkins, life really is a party!
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