Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. crafted three pumpkins with distinct style just for you. This pumpkin has some serious ghoulish shimmer – with a little snap of the chains to keep restless spirits in line. It’s an easy DIY that’s so much fun, it’s scary.
- One faux Pumpkin
- Green Apple Metallic Paint
- Hunter Green Metallic Paint
- Craft Chain available in the fabric section of your local craft store
- 2″ Brush and Small Artist Brushes
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Mixing Containers and Rags
Prime the faux pumpkin with a suitable bonding acrylic primer. Let dry.
Use a 2″ brush to paint every other pumpkin section with two coats of Apple Green Metallic Paint. Let dry completely.
Repeat the process on the primed sections of the pumpkin with the Hunter Green Metallic Paint. Let dry. Repeat the process until both sections of Metallic Paint are fully opaque.
Measure the pumpkin from the stem base to the bottom. Using this measurement, cut the decorative chain into sections. Using the hot glue gun, place a small bead of glue at the stem base and apply one end of the chain to the area while the glue is hot. Repeat all the way around the top of the pumpkin. Do this again for the bottom section of the pumpkin.
The Chained Pumpkin Halloween DIY is by Orlando, FL-based decorative painter Mary Childs. Her Focal Points, Inc. studio creates professional decorative finishes and antique mirrors for clients throughout the US.