Yesterday I shared the chic Crown Pumpkin that I made for my BFF. I also made her a second pumpkin and wanted to show you that one today. I love crows and ravens at Halloween time, so I made a blingy metallic pumpkin and added this fun black and green crow. (Because who doesn’t love an animal wearing a hat?)
This was super quick and easy to do.
You will need:
- a foam pumpkin
- white spray paint
- silver glittered or metallic paint (I used Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Thundercloud and Silver Shimmer.)
- about a yard of fine gauge silver chain
- wire cutters
- floral pins
- hot glue and glue gun
- a decorative crown or raven (I got mine at Michaels’)
Start with spraying your pumpkin white. When dry, paint the stem a dark color and add a nice glaze of the silver metallic paint over the whole pumpkin.
When the coat of metallic paint is dry, take one of the floral pins and push it through the end link of the chain and attach it at the base of the pumpkin stem, pushing it all the way in. Make sure it lines up with one of the natural vertical lines on the pumpkin.
Pull the length of chain down the side of the pumpkin and then under it. Cut it to length. Repeat all the way around the pumpkin. When all lengths of the chain are secured at the stem with pins, fire up the glue gun and secure the ends of chain to the bottom of the pumpkin. (*Note: Yes, this does look very messy, but that is because I spread the hot glue around with a toothpick. I wanted to make sure it was secure, but flat. No one is going to turn over the pumpkin and look at the bottom. I hope.)
Next I added in more floral pins around the base of the stem (just to make it look a bit more bling-y) and added the crow by pressing the wires on his feet into the pumpkin. If your bird doesn’t have these wires, you can use hot glue for this, but be sure to be nice and neat about it.
I like him and I think he’s fun. What do you think?