Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. ~William Shakespeare
Every time I stop into Michael’s, Home Goods or Hobby Lobby, these wonderful faux pumpkins have been somehow following me back home. I’ve slowly been expanding my faux pumpkin patch in my creative workshop. After seeing some great ideas in catalogs, Pinterest and other places, I just knew I had to try doing a couple of stacked pumpkins.
Isn’t this the cutest! We have it sitting out on our tiny front porch at our condo.
I started with a black pumpkin and added round orange dots, using the smallest sponge dapper, shown above.
I also painted a light whitewash over the orange pumpkin to tone it down a bit. After everything dries, spray a matte or satin varnish over all.
The stems need to be removed before gluing the pumpkins together. Just cut them out with a sharp knife.
I bought a faux plastic wheat bundle and cut pieces from it to hot glue to the tops of the pumpkins. If you have any thick pieces, cut or taper them down as much as possible so your pumpkin you glue on top of this will sit on it as flat and as nice as possible.
For the top pumpkin, I printed off a “B“, traced it onto my pumpkin and then painted it using black craft paint. After everything is dry, spray the entire stacked pumpkin.
This is the second stacked pumpkins I made. I kept the white and the orange as it was, but the blue I painted with chalk paint.
I started by cutting off the stems again.
I’m keeping these indoors, so I found some cute burlap leaves with a bit of sparkle on them, and hot glued them to the top of the bottom and middle pumpkins.
After I finished this stack, I put them where they would be seen as soon as you walked through our front door, along with a ring of bittersweet around them. It’s really beginning to look like autumn at our house.
I’ve joined up with some of the parties you can see here.