Here's a easy DIY craft...
I took an inexpensive plastic candy holder and turned it into
a pumpkin vase.
First off, go and get yourself a couple of trick or treat plastic pumpkin buckets (pictured below)
I purchased mine at Target for $1.00
Spray paint it.
I put a hook into the top of the box, hung the pumpkin on it and took it outside to spray paint-I used two coats with drying time in between each coat.
Above you can see the difference of an unpainted bucket and my painted one. I used Krylon Fusion for plastic spray paint #2442 Satin Terra Cotta. It cost around $4.00 and a can will cover a lot of pumpkins.
I liked the way it looked but decided it needed more character~
So I lightly foam brushed on some Acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna and promptly wiped off most of it with a paper towel.
I used the DecoArt brand because it was only $1 for 2 ounces.
I loved how it turned out!
By the way, I cut the lip off the 1.25 quart container the bronze colored mums were in and they fit into the pumpkin bucket just perfect.
Lastly, I added a simple burlap bow for a little extra Fall touch.
You may be wondering if the pumpkin face still shows after painting?
The paint covers the face but you can still see it's indentation.
I turned it around so the face is in the back.
Here's some more photos. On the last photo I used an even easier technique on the plastic pumpkin without using spray paint.
By the way, this is sitting in my newly designed craft studio my husband helped put together~Thanks sweetie!
The pumpkin pictured above is a bit different. It's my lazy pumpkin...I didn't spray paint the little trick or treat bucket. I only brushed on the Burnt Sienna acrylic paint then wiped most of it off keeping as much at I could in the creases of the pumpkin.
It took all of about 2 minutes to do.
Note: If you are going to use these outside in the weather you will have to coat them with a clear protective spray.
This would be a cute inexpensive gift for anyone.
Just think of all the wonderful spray paint colors you could use!