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Now is the time to start thinking about fall crafts. So today I’m sharing how to paint with chalk paint on pumpkins and add real stems.
Every year I save the real stems from my pumpkins. Between the chalk paint and the real stems these pumpkins look real.
As a rule, I use chalk paint for painting most projects.
Chalking paint works well for pumpkins. I especially enjoy painting pumpkins for cost reasons. Because gourds/pumpkins can be quite pricey. I buy them for outside decorating. But for inside it gets expensive so adding chalk paint and real stems adds a realistic look.
The Best Time To Purchase Fake Pumpkins
For example, I find the best time to purchase fake pumpkins is summer when the shelves are getting stocked. Or, towards the end of the fall season. Because prices for fake pumpkins can be very inexpensive especially the larger size pumpkins.
Let's begin shall we?
Fake pumpkins size of your choice
White, mint green and orange paint or any chalk paint of your choice
Dark Brown wax
Paint stick for mixing
stencil brush and wax brush
Begin With Orange Paint
Here is a pumpkin I purchased during the summer for $3 at Michael's craft store. The shelves must have been recently stocked.