There’s just no place for funky-looking pumpkins in an awesome fall display. So, after receiving a few questions about Tessa’s fabulously shiny pumpkins I decided it was time to spill the beans on how you can gloss-ify your own pumpkins – and keep them looking great all the way to Thanksgiving. Sounds pretty great, right?
The key to flawless, long-lasting pumpkins (or any gourd) is coating them with an acrylic floor sealer – the sealer not only helps preserve the pumpkins way past their normal life but it also makes them all shiny and gorgeous.
All you need are a few simple supplies:
~ pumpkins or gourds of your choice
~ foam brush
~ Future acrylic floor finish (although any brand will do)
~ towel (to protect your countertops)
Once you’ve assembled your supplies, just go to town painting those puppies! I like to turn them on their heads and paint the bottoms first – after I give them time to try (about 30 minutes), I just flip them over and paint the tops. And don’t worry if the sealer gets a little foamy when you apply it – once it’s dry you will have a perfect finish.
See? All shiny and happy:
I’m really pleased with how this display turned out – all it took was my fancy pumpkins, a hurricane from Ikea, 3 bags of river rocks, votives, and a silver tray. The best part is that I already had all of these things in my cabinets (except for the pumpkins).
Hope you all get lots of enjoyment out of your pumpkins!!
Psst!! Did you notice our new rug?!? I’m in love!!! More about that later . . .
This post is shared with DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land.