HOW TO CREATE A DIY,UPCYCLED,DESIGNER PUMPKIN FROM THE DOLLAR STORE

Supply List
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Dollar Store pumpkin wooden cut out
Orange paint
White paint
Brown paint
Green
Paper towel
Metallic wax (color choice)
3 inch chip brush
2 inch chip brush
Silicon molds (choice)
2 small artist paint brushes

DIY Glue Gun Mold Pumpkins
As you already know I love to create. I easily get inspired. I was cruising the dollar store and notice they had their fall decor out. I love fall such a colorful time of year. I picked up two wooden pumpkin cutouts. I had glue gun molds left over from another project. So I challenge myself to see what I could come up with.69092790_1694763327325017_6602498111396904960_n
I had the paint. I had the molds. So why not? I placed my molds on the pumpkin to create a design I liked. I glued them down with glue gun. Pressed firmly until I knew they were in place . I used a 3 inch chip brush to paint the pumpkin. You might have to dab a bit because of the texture. I allowed it to dry.69414167_746289775825470_2529161710669922304_n
I then used a 2 inch chip brush to dip ever so slightly into the white paint.This is know as dry brushing. I dried brushed all the raised details.Was I surprised, it was starting to change. I was getting the look I was going for. I used a small artist brush next, I dipped it into the brown paint to paint the stem area.i wiped by the stem area with a paper towel to let the wood grain show thur. I used another small artist brush to paint the leaf I created out of a mold.
I was happy with the results. I then used a copper metallic wax to highlight the raised areas. Boy was I surprised how nice this pumpkin was shaping up.I used a buffalo check ribbon to make a bow. Who doesn’t like buffalo checks? I wanted a little extra pop of color and added a smaller ribbon with a pumpkin print. I was happy with the end result. What do you think ? Please feel free to comment below I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you and please signup to receive my latest blogs and tips.20190825_162429