Copper Dripped Pumpkins

5 Materials
30 Minutes

Want a more elegant look this fall? Make these copper dripped foam pumpkins for a fancy fall display.

Orange foam pumpkin painted partially white

1)Paint the pumpkins

If you have an orange foam pumpkin, start out by painting it white. Make sure to use acrylic paint as your base coat on foam pumpkins. (To find out what happens to foam pumpkins if you spray paint them and for more tips and pictures, check out my DIY Copper Dripped Pumpkins post on my blog.)

Paint a couple of layers of paint on until the orange is hidden.

Craft glue pouring into cup

2) Dump craft glue in a cup

Stirring copper spray paint into glue

3) Mix paint into the glue

Spray a little bit of copper spray paint into the glue and mix it together.

Dripping copper glue onto foam pumpkin

4) Pour the glue onto the pumpkin

Pour the glue-paint mixture onto the pumpkin and use a craft stick to help it drip down the side.

Hand spraying copper spray paint on pumpkin

5) Spray extra copper spray paint onto the glue.

Then let the pumpkin dry over night so that the glue and paint set.

Copper dripped pumpkins on tray next to wood

These beautiful fall pumpkins create an elegant display for your home, no matter where you set them. To see how I used them in my home check out my rustic chic fall mantel decor for more ideas on how you can decorate your home for fall.

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  • Em Em on Oct 01, 2021

    All you need is copper acrylic crafts paint. Thin a tiny bit with water and let it drip. Craft stores have on sale all the time for 1.00.

    • That would be another way to make these, though the spray paint over the glue creates a foil look. It depends, I think, on how shiny you want your pumpkin to be and what texture you are going for. Another great option, though.