I wasn't fibbing last Monday when I told you I had bought a bunch of fake pumpkins to hack!
Every craft store I have been visiting had those ugly fake pumpkins on sale. For most of them, it seems you need to alter them to make them look real-so I decided to go crazy and REALLY alter mine.
This was the ickiest one I purchased, but I liked the size. The stem is not very convincing, so I added a few fake leaves to help it along. I just used Mod Podge and old book pages to cover this guy. Very easy!
This silver guy has a fabulous stem, so I wrapped it in masking tape while I spray painted it with 2 coats of shiny silver.
I am still not sure about this one. I had seen similar ideas with fake flowers, but now I realize they used small flatish flowers instead of the big puffy type I used. I bought my flowers at Dollar Tree and it took 10 bunches to cover this pumpkin! I wasn't planning on spending that much, but when I was halfway through hot gluing the flowers on, I realized I was married to it and had to just finish.
I am pretty happy with they look all together- that flower one on it's own looks lost. I'm always happy to get to use my old postal scale too! Found that baby at the thrift store for $8 a few years ago-SCORE!
Have you started fall decorating? Do you use these fake pumpkins, and how do you make them look legit? I have two more that are more realistic looking, but I would love to hear ideas on how to make them look amazing!
I also featured faux pumpkins on Main Ingredient Monday last week. Click through to see 20 fabulous projects!
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