Oh Happy Day! It’s time for another dollar store craft. There’s nothing that makes my heart skip a beat quite like walking into the dollar store to find the latest array of holiday and craft supplies just waiting for me.
Imagine my delight when I came across these foam carvable pumpkins… and they’re pretty big for a dollar store find – about 6-inches in diameter.
I bought 5. I should have bought 10. Here’s what I did with three of them.
Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins – Supplies
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- dollar store pumpkins
- paint brushes
- primer (optional)
- chalk paint – I used Sailor Blue
- assorted metallic paint
Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins – Steps
Step 1 – Prime
Apply one coat of primer. You’re going to have to paint one half of the pumpkin. Let dry. Then paint the other half of the pumpkin.
I listed the primer as optional in the supplies list. I used primer because I have it in my craft drawer. If I didn’t already have it, I probably would have skipped it on this craft.
Step 2 – Chalk Paint
Apply one coat of chalk paint. Depending on the paint you use, you may have to do a second coat. I didn’t. You don’t need to paint the entire pumpkin – just the top 2/3 or so.
Step 3 – Metallic Paint
Paint the bottom 1/3 of the pumpkin with your metallic paint of choice. I opted to keep rough brush strokes instead of keeping a solid line between my two paint colors. Once the paint has dried, paint the pumpkin stem as well.