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This post was created by Crafting Blogger Erin, from A Bird and a Bean
I love decorating my house for seasons and holidays. I didn’t have too much for fall that I liked this year. The things I have been using for the last 6 or 7 years just seemed outdated and worn. I really wanted a new look, but didn’t want to spend “new look” prices. I didn’t want to wait until the end of season sales. So, of course I headed out to the Dollar stores. I picked up a few orange pumpkins and gourds at the Dollar Tree and some metallic spray paint at the Dollar General. It’s all you need to make some classic metallic fall décor for your home!
What you need:
- Painters tape or masking tape. Dollar Tree. Cost = $1
- White Spray paint. Dollar General. Cost = 1.25 (Acrylic paint would be fine for this too)
- Metallic Spray paint. Dollar General. Cost = $3.35 per can
- 5 Pumpkins and gourds. Dollar Tree. Cost=$1.00 each
Total = $12 (depending on how many pumpkins you want)
What you do:
Step 1. Take your pumpkins and gourds outside and on a covered area give them a nice base coat of white spray paint. You could use acrylic paint and a brush here, instead, if you had that on hand. Let dry overnight.
Step 3. Using your circles and thin strips of tape, make all different designs on your pumpkins and gourds. You can use these to make stripes, chevrons, plaids, checkerboards…..Get creative.
Step 4. Take your ‘tape designed’ gourds outside on a covered surface and spray them your desired color. I really like the mix of some being silver and some being gold. (Really classes the place up.) After a few hours of dry time, turn them over and spray the other side.
Step 5. Let them dry overnight. Carefully peel the tape off to reveal your white designs underneath.
Step 6. Step back and admire your handiwork. I just love the way these look on my mantle. You can even paint them a different color next year. If you’re not feeling crafty…you could skip the whole “paint them white first and put tape on them” step and just make them solid silver or gold. They would look just as nice.
Hope you enjoy this dollar craft as much as we do!!!
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Erin is a middle school teacher and mother of two. She is passionate about kids and crafts, projects and parties, food and fun! She blogs about her adventures with all things DIY at A Bird and a Bean. She loves making every day creative and every holiday special. Check out her blog to see more fabulous ideas. You’ll be glad you did.