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Looking for an inexpensive way to jazz up your porch this fall? Check out this DIY Plastic Pumpkin Tower. See how to make them here!
DIY Plastic Pumpkin Tower
Laura, here! I am always looking for ways to add some fun to my front porch in the fall. I usually have a variety of fairytale pumpkins and a fun antique wagon, but those don't always scream “Halloween” when October rolls around. So, this DIY plastic pumpkin tower is the perfect and EASY addition to give my porch some Halloween flair for trick-or-treaters.
Supplies needed for a Pumpkin Tower:
The Dollar Tree made it SUPER convenient to create this DIY this year by adding this fun stacking pumpkin tower to their Dollar Tree Plus department. These cute pumpkins come nested together and then stack on top of each other to make a 2 foot tall tower. (I love this because I can disassemble and store them nested when the season is over!)
But, these pumpkins are a little too candy-corny for my taste so let's give them an upgrade!
So, grab your stacking pumpkins from the Dollar Tree, and then head to Walmart or Hobby Lobby to grab paint. The goal is to give this pumpkin tower a stone finish.
At Hobby Lobby I grabbed this stone texture spray and black spray paint.
DIY note: my Hobby Lobby didn't have the black stone texture so I used the lighter stone as a base and covered it with plain black spray paint. If your store has the black stone in stock – grab that and just use the one. I was way happy with how the texture spray applied so I think the black version would really put this DIY over the top!
How to make a pumpkin tower?
It's pretty simple! Stack your pumpkins by snapping them together. The stone texture spray has some cast-off so make sure to prep your area (I used a Dollar Tree shower curtain liner underneath an old Costco box).
Spray the pumpkins with the stone texture spray, covering the entire surface area. The key to using spray paint is to use a continuous spray and keep it movin' to get even coverage. Make sure to get the very bottom of the pumpkin and in between where the pumpkins meet. Let this layer dry completely – mine took about an hour outside to dry.
Then, repeat the painting with the black spray paint and let dry.
What kind of paint do you use to paint a plastic pumpkin?
Make sure to grab spray paint that indicates it is outdoor-friendly if you'll be displaying your DIY plastic pumpkin tower outside.
If you want a more antiqued look, chalk paint is a great option that just requires a bit more time and energy. Paint the pumpkins before stacking using a paintbrush, and then spray with a matte sealer. Once they're completely dry, you can stack and display!
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