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Upcycled Pumpkin Planters

By: Teneisha Jones

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo

At a Glance:

Project #17185 Skill Level: Beginner
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Waverly ® Inspirations Tools - Sponge Applicators, 3 pc. - 60743E

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - White, 2 oz. - 21954E

Number Needed: 1 $1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Black, 2 oz. - 21985E

Number Needed: 1 $1.49
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Dove Gray, 2 oz. - 2954

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Midnight, 2 oz. - 2984

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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Other Supplies

  • Tide-Pod container 
  • Fake or real plants to place inside

instructions

  1. Wipe down your empty Tide-Pod container with alcohol to remove any oils. Do not worry about the stickers/labels - you will paint over them.  

  1. Using a sponge, basecoat your entire container in desired color. Allow to dry and apply a second coat. Allow to Dry.  

  1. Thinking about the curvature and indentations of a real pumpkin, create faux indentation shadows with a drop or two of a darker color mixed into the original color. A medium sized brush works best for this. See image for clarification.  

  1. To create the deepest (darkest) part of your shadow, mix the priginal color with a generous bit of your darker color and apply a thinner line down each of your shadows using a smaller brush. Blend your shadows out.  

  1. Using a desired lighter color you will create a highlight on the pumpkins curves by brushing/blending this color in the space between your shadows. See image.  

  1. Let dry completely. Then place your flowers/plants inside the container.

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Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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