Mercury Glass-ish Pumpkins

The look of mercury glass just fascinates me. I think I’ve seen pumpkins that look like antique mercury glass, but of course, I have no idea where, and glass would not be a good option in our hooligan-infested house, anyway. So I faked it.

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To make these, I bought foam pumpkins at the dollar store and picked up some Rustoleum Chrome Spray Paint at the hardware store.  I was looking for “Looking glass “ paint, which I’m sure I’ve also seen somewhere but couldn’t find it locally.

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I sprayed the pumpkins with three light coats, so it wouldn’t drip, allowing them to dry completely between coats.

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Then I took this highly technical painter-type tool and lightly sponged black craft paint around to look like aged spots. Yes, it’s a piece of crumpled up plastic wrap. I once did a whole bedroom like this, back in the 90’s when that was the cutting edge of design.

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They’re not fooling anyone up close, but they look fabulous on the mantel, surrounded by the fall décor I finally felt justified in getting out of the basement today!

2 thoughts on “Mercury Glass-ish Pumpkins

  1. Oh dang girl–those are cute! But where’s the blinged out pumpkin? It would fit right in! This has some possibilites for Thanksgiving, too. Methinks I need to make a run to the craft store!

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