I am not your typical holiday decorator. I deny holidays are coming. I forget to put decor out, forget to take it down, and forget to do a blog post until the holiday is almost over.
I can't be the only one who does this...
This month's Michaels Makers challenge is pumpkins: our task was to transform a foam craft pumpkin.
Which means time to stop dragging my holiday feet. I got down to business and made a faux concrete pumpkin planter:
If you are like me, this fall pumpkin project is perfect for someone like you.
- It was simple to make ahead of time.
- You won't have to water it.
- It looks good in the summer.
- It could work for fall and Halloween.
- It's not real and won't rot when you forget about it.
- And next year it will be ready & waiting for you to plop on a table. BAM! Instant fall decor festiveness.
Plus it has succulents. So your cool factor will rise by 10 points.
- one craft pumpkin
- x-acto knife
- KRYLON Stone Coarse Texture Spray
- Martha Stewart Craft Paint in "Lake Fog"
- faux succulents
- E-6000 adhesive
How to Make It:
First I took the pumpkin and carved it using an x-acto knife. It surprised me how easy this was, very different than carving a slimy pumpkin!
Next, I took it outside and sprayed the pumpkin with this great texture spray from Krylon. Make sure to wear gloves and don't touch it until at least 5-6 hours later, otherwise the texture will come off. The inside of the pumpkin took quite a bit longer to dry than the outside!
I painted the outside first with gray craft paint. When it was dry, I painted the inside.
Next, came the plants!
I know plants don't have feelings at all, but I'm starting to feel bad about bringing succulents through the door. Because then they meet me and die. So, for this project I opted for some faux succulents. No maintenance and I can use these for next year too.
I added rocks and placed succulents into them. After I found a placement I liked, I glued them in using E-6000 glue. Dance because you won't ever have to water these and enjoy your fancy pumpkin.
This post is sponsored by Michaels Stores. I am a Michaels Makers project creator and was provided with store credit to purchase products for this post. All ideas and opinions are my own, and I only recommend products I use or would purchase again.