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…