Halloween DIY - Metallic Chained Pumpkin

Modern Masters
by Modern Masters
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. Let's see how Mary Of Focal Points Inc created it.
Supplies Needed


-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


First, 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 base of the stem to the bottom of the pumpkin. 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.
And there you have it! We hope we've inspired you to give this project a try this Halloween. Looking for more Halloween DIY inspiration? Head over to our blog by clicking the link below!
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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Oct 27, 2016
    This is awesome! I LOVE the green!!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 15, 2022

    I have seen chain link in various widths for sale by length off the role in hardware stores and in outdoor activity stores that sell climbing gear. It may be more cost effective to purchase it this way than in little individual packages.

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