DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins

Hello readers of twelveOeight! It is Krista from the happy housie back again and excited to be here sharing a fun project for fall… super easy and adorable gold crackle pumpkins. 
DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins by thehappyhousie 
To make these you will need: – faux pumpkins (I used ceramic ones from the dollar store but you could likely use the foam ones as well) – gold paint (I used spray paint but I am certain you could use gold multi-surface craft paint instead) – crackle medium – white/cream craft paint (or any other colour you like – I used Summer Linen by Martha Stewart) – craft paint brushes  
Here are the little ceramic pumpkins pre-crackle-goldifying…

I gave them a quick couple coats of this and let dry…


Here they are in all their gold splendor. You could even leave them just like this… but I really wanted to give a crackly finish a go…

I applied a coat of this crackle medium and let it dry….

Then I used some of my Martha Stewart Summer Linen multi-surface craft paint over top of the crackle… it immediately let the gold show through beautifully.

Once they were all dry I gave them a quick coat of a glossy spray sealer to provide a little extra shine.
So easy!!
gold crackle painted pumpkins for fall by thehappyhousie
  Gold crackle painted pumpkins in fall vignette at thehappyhousie 
Oh, and that little blue cloche you see above was another recent project… I made it out of a hurricane lantern that I picked up at the dollar store! Check out how over at The Happy Housie. I would love to have you drop by and visit me there! And if you want to know what the next fall project might be… check out my board A Fall Chill on Pinterest – or follow along with me there!
Thanks Tanya for having me here today! It is always so much fun to connect with you readers of Twelve O Eight!
Thanks for reading! And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.

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  1. I love that crackle finish – great idea!

  2. fun! I KNEW I should have picked some of those up!!!

  3. Adorable! 🙂

  4. very pretty Krista! I love the 'finishing' 😉 it's different but so pretty 🙂
    I have white pumpkins around & would like to do something different too 🙂

  5. Fantastic blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

  6. RoeWNc Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thanks for providing this information.

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