Painted metallic pumpkins are really easy to make. It’s so much fun to watch the patina spray react to the metal in the paint and turn blue. Learn how to make your own painted metallic pumpkins for fall decorating!
Painted Metallic Pumpkins
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Note: I had to do all of the painting steps twice to get the bottom and top of the pumpkin. I’ve seen people stab the pumpkins with a bamboo skewer to be able to work on the entire pumpkin at once, but I didn’t want holes in the bottom of mine. If you use the skewer method, sit it in a vase to dry.
- Paint the pumpkin with the primer and let dry. It’s a pretty rust color that would look great on it’s own!
- Paint the pumpkin with the bronze paint. A small artist brush can get close to the stem without making a mess.
- The pumpkin will need a 2nd coat of bronze paint to adequately cover the pumpkin.
- Pour the patina into a spray bottle.
- While the 2nd coat of bronze paint is wet, spray it with patina and watch the magic occur. The patina turns the prettiest shade of blue!
- Let the pumpkins dry and display as you wish!
Isn’t the blue patina so pretty?
Looking for more pumpkin ideas? You might also like these felt pumpkins or this printable watercolor pumpkin art. Looking for another use for the bronze paint kit? I painted my IKEA helmer with the paint kit to make it look old.
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