Hopefully everyone had a Happy Halloween! And for all of the Ohioans - have fun passing out candy and Trick-or-Treating with your babies tonight! In the "spirit" of Halloween, I'm sharing my very scary Pinterest fail from last Halloween and how I fixed it this year!
The Original Inspiration:
Gorgeous mercury glass pumpkins from Pottery Barn
. I couldn't find the exact ones on the website any more because they've switched to Christmas.. but I believe the smallest one was at least $35.Steps to recreating a budget-friendly version of these beautiful pumpkins a
ccording to Pinterest. 1. Buy dollar store pumpkins. 2. Buy Krylon "Looking Glass" Spray Paint. 3. Spray the pumpkins. 4. Enjoy. All in all, the project was under $15. Not bad considering the price of the Pottery Barn pumpkins.Here's what I got:
I believe the saying is, "Nailed It." And that's actually a "decent" photo of them. My husband laughed and I told him I was going to fix them, to which he "replied" by placing them in the fireplace. I salvaged the poor pumpkins and stored them for this year, waiting for inspiration to hit, and it did.
Inspiration Part II:
As I was looking through fall decor, I came across this spider pumpkin and instantly knew what I wanted to do with my Pinterest failures from last year. I already had white spray paint, so I sprayed the silver away and waited for them to dry. Using a Sharpie, I traced down the lines of the pumpkin then drew the crossing lines as the "webbing." I also used the Sharpie for the spiders. The last step was to use black paint I already had to paint the stem.
So. My spiders aren't perfect, but I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. Major plus: my husband said they were cool - without being asked! Now I'm ready for next Halloween!
Yes, I realize spider pumpkins are nothing like glamorous mercury glass pumpkins.. but I needed actual "Halloween" decor anyway!
If you're feeling really talented, here's another pumpkin DIY that can easily be done following the same steps!: