The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.


You know those fake orange pumpkins you can buy at craft stores? The ones that look like fake pumpkins? You know, the fake ones pretending to be real.

Everyone knows they’re fake. If they’re already fake looking, you may as well make them look like they’re supposed to be that way.

I take my fake pumpkin and paint black lines in the creases. Before it can dry, I apply metallic copper paint in between the black lines. Working with one or two “stripes” of copper paint at a time, get your paint brush wet and go over the area, letting the water blend the two colors a bit. (Do not use a foam brush for this project.)

Continue the process until the entire pumpkin is completely covered.

I spray an indoor-outdoor clear sealant on the pumpkins once they’re dry.

You can leave them at that, or paint/stencil a word (blessings, thankful), your address, etc.
Now it’s out in the open that they’re fake pumpkins. No more pretending to be something they’re not…



Kelli said...

October 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm
I like your fake pumpkins!

Stacey said...

October 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm
Those look great! I would of never known they were fake.

Emily said...

October 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm
You definitely managed to make the fake pumpkins look really cool!

jenjen said...

October 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm
What a great idea V! I love them. And I love that you put your address on them. So great!


MiMi said...

October 16, 2009 at 12:58 am
Very cool! I bet they're glad to be "outta the closet" too. ; )

Shawn said...

October 16, 2009 at 2:24 am
That's it! I may not be able to have fake boobies but I sure as hell can get myself some decent looking fake pumpkins! I already have all the stuff to make mine look better, now I just need to find the time to do it!

Thanks for the tip!


Blessings from the Reeds said...

October 16, 2009 at 2:47 am
Oh I LOVE this! Thanks for the scoop. Very pretty:)

mama-face said...

October 16, 2009 at 4:11 am
so so cute. ;)

shortmama said...

October 16, 2009 at 5:20 am
So glad you put them in their place!

Housewife Savant said...

October 16, 2009 at 10:54 am
Ooo, that's cool V.

I searched everywhere for WHITE pumpkins this year.

I was told by a woman with a sky-high beehive hairdo that white pumpkins are So Last Year.

I found some at Target, but they are bad, fake white.

I tried a paint re-do and failed, but you've inspired me to ignore more schoolwork, I mean; try again.

I LOVE your craftiness.

Sandy said...

October 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Very cool! The pumpkins look so real!

jennykate77 said...

October 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm
I'm glad you cleared that up...I would have thought they were real...such posers! They look fantastic and I love your idea of stenciling your street number or a word on them! Too cute!!

Hope you're having a great week!♥

Xazmin said...

October 18, 2009 at 3:37 am
They're beautiful Vivienne! I've missed you!

Connie Weiss said...

October 18, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Great idea! I love your craft ideas.

Becky said...

October 19, 2009 at 1:35 am
That is so stinkin cute!

I love the way you display your address!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

October 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm
What a great idea. I haven't a creative bone in my body. So I have to get this kind of stuff from somewhere!

Angie S said...

October 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm

rhydinhood said...

October 30, 2009 at 5:48 am
OMGawd....How awesome are those

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