These days you can find pumpkins made out of just about anything. It’s a little ridiculous, but people (myself included) are obsessed with pumpkins and I guess we’ll buy them no matter what they’re made of. I spotted some concrete pumpkins in a catalog a while back and thought they were pretty cute – especially for the front porch. They were kind of pricey (and heavy), so I thought I’d try my hand at making my own with a faux finish. It turned out pretty well, so I decided to share this tutorial for a DIY faux concrete pumpkin with you in case you also like the look.
Supplies Needed for a Faux Concrete Pumpkin
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How to Make a Faux Concrete Pumpkin
SUPER simple project! I started with a plain pumpkin that I wiped down to make sure was clean.
I sprayed it with a couple of coats of the stone spray paint according to the directions on the bottle. It took a while longer to dry than it said it would, but it was pretty humid the day I did this so that is probably why.
After it dried, I decided it looked a little flat, so I added some gray acrylic paint in the grooves to give it some dimension and to highlight those crevices.
Then I tied some decorative ribbon around the stem and popped some faux maple leaves on there for some color. TIP: if you do this and want to add leaves and a ribbon to the top, I’d recommend using a faux pumpkin with a longer stem than the one I used. The ribbon kind of hides the stem and it looks a little funny.
Not a bad way to get the concrete pumpkin look at a low price!
These would look cute if you carved them before spray painting, too!
I kind of love this spray paint and can’t wait to use it on other surfaces, too. I already have some ideas of what’s next!
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