Fall is the prettiest time of year, and the crafting bug calls out to start projects! Inspired by real pumpkins decorated by the Junk Gypsy™ designers in a past season, check out these cement pumpkins made and painted using Junk Gypsy Paint!
Here’s what you’ll need:
cement mix in a bag (one bag made two pumpkins)
a large bucket to mix cement
trowel for mixing and water
Solo cups, plastic wrap, and cooking spray
Junk Gypsy™ Paint in a variety of colors
a large brick, sanding block, and utility knife.
Start by mixing the cement according to instructions on the bag. Texture is key, not too runny!
Next, spray the inside of the plastic pumpkins so the cement does not stick to the surface. Watch for thorough coverage!
Pack the cement into the pumpkin, smacking it down onto a heavy surface every now and then to minimize air pockets and make sure the cement settles evenly. This is an important step, so don’t forget! Leave a little room at the top, so a Solo cup can be placed in the center to form a vase shape.
Spray the solo cup too so it doesn’t stick to the cement.
Next, insert the cup into the center of the cement. Push firmly down all the way. Wipe away any concrete overspill.
Cover with plastic wrap so you can place something heavy on it, so the cup will stay in place. Don’t skip this step because whatever you put on it to weigh it down will stick to the concrete.
A large brick is a good choice, but anything heavy enough will do the job. Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.
After the cement is cured, slice the plastic with a utility knife and peel back. Be careful to not cut too deep so you don’t scratch the cement finish.
Let the exposed cement pumpkin cure a few more hours if it still appears damp, or whatever time is needed for your current climate.
It’s now ready for Junk Gypsy™ Paint!
Brush on Junk Gypsy™ Paint in your choice of color. Have fun and be creative!
Use a sanding block and distress as desired. Take special care to sand the top opening to smooth any rough spots where you will be touching.
Now it’s time to gypsy-fy your cement pumpkin!
Add details, glitter, and have a little fun.
Inspired by pumpkins the Junk Gypsies™ decorated, crayons were melted using a heat gun, providing lots of bright color!
This look can also be created by dripping paint from the top.
This pumpkin is a keeper!
Sweets + cement pumpkins + Junk Gypsy™ Paint = awesome Halloween decor!
Post provided by Bungalow 47.™ Bungalow 47™ is the national distributor for Junk Gypsy™ Paint.