Sunday, October 9, 2022

My Version Of The Popular Dollar Tree Pumpkin

 To whoever originally came up with this idea, you're a genius!

When I saw this project on Pinterest I had to give it a try. And, I knew that Dixie Belle Paint Company's new clay based paint, Terra, would be the perfect product to use.

Looking at it, it looks like old tin. But, surprisingly, this project uses a Dollar Tree cardboard pumpkin & a peel & stick plastic tile, also from the Dollar Tree.

I removed the bow, then laid the pumpkin face down on the back side of the tile, traced around it, then cut it out.
The sticky part of the tile is only around the edges, so I glued the cut out tile onto the pumpkin base using E6000.

In the end, the pumpkin is white, but I wanted some color to show through. I used 3 colors of Terra to paint the pumpkin... Blue Agave, Cerulean Blue, & Galaxy.

Once dry, I sealed the paint with Terra Seal. Terra Clay Paint reactivates with water. So if I didn't seal it, it would blend with the white that I was painting over the top.

Once the Terra Seal was dry, I painted the pumpkin with the color, Prairie Dawn.

When the paint was dry, I used a damp rag to wipe away the paint from the raised areas on the tile, exposing the colors underneath.

To finish it off, I added a "messy" bow to the top of the pumpkin. I used different ribbons & a little Spanish moss.

 I added some wooden beads on twine to hang it.

This was such a fun project.
It really does look like tin. And, no one will know if you don't tell them!

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  1. Oh, that's cute. I love pumpkins at Autumn time.

    Have a good October week.


    ps.....not sure if you know this, but when I visit your blog, there are many ads that pop up.

  2. Your pumpkin looks wonderful using the Terra clay paint! I'm here via Vintage Charm Party. I'd love for you to share each week with us at the Home Matters Party (Thursday 9pm through Monday) Hope to see you there!


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