Making Faux Stone Plastic Pumpkins

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Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - orange pumpkin outside with bow round the base and plant insideStone Looking Pumpkin Planters - orange pumpkin outside with bow round the base and plant inside

I bought these inexpensive pumpkins for under $1 each. With craft paints in 3 colors: white, tan, and grey, a sea sponge, and clear sealant you can make as many as needed in under 1 hour. Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - three plastic Halloween pumpkins
Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - sea sponge
Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - acrylic paint containers

Take a holiday favorite and turn them into planters in your garden or use for an arrangement for your table with garden flowers or plants. Here's how!


By simply starting with white paint and your sea sponge begin lightly tapping. Allow to dry. Do the same with the grey color. Dry. Lastly add the tan color. Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - pink pumpkin dabbed with white paint

Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - tan paint added
Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - finally grey, all colors applied

There is no wrong way to do this! As stone is always imperfect.

Seal with a spray sealant. Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters - three painted pumpkins on deck rail

And display!

Stone Looking Pumpkin Planters -blue pumpkin with mum plant inside on a cake platter on the table


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September 25, 2016

I wanted Halloween planters. My budget was small, but I had an idea to create this look with paints. I found these very inexpensive pumpkin buckets at Walmart for $1.


I also had a large pumpkin bucket that was purchased at a thrift store, also for $1.

display with potted plants inside the pumpkins and other decorations

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