I figured my first DIY on this blog should be something cute and seasonal, especially since we’re halfway through October already! And it wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins! As much as I would love to carve out some crazy Jack-’O-Lantern for fall, I know my skills fall a bit flat. I figured I would create a cute rose gold pumpkin DIY that was a bit simpler (and also foolproof!). So let’s jump right in!
- White Pumpkins
- Tacky Glue
- Rose Gold Foil
- Optional: gloves
Steps 1, 2 & 3
The first step is washing the white pumpkins of any dirt or debris that may be on it. You want to make sure the foil has a good base to stick to. Then dry with a paper towel.
Next, you will take a small amount of the tacky glue from the brush and put a THIN layer of it in a small section of the pumpkin. I put it on semi-thick the first time and it took forever to dry!
It’s best to wait around 10+ minutes for the glue to get tacky before sticking on the foil.
Next, you’ll want to try your best to pull off sections of the rose gold foil. It can be a bit tricky because it does stick to your fingers easily. I used a brush to break it apart into smaller chunks.
You want to gently touch and pick up the foil and press it into the glued sections.
You will want to make sure you press it lightly but also making sure you don’t press too hard to rip it too much.
I ended up putting on gloves after my first pumpkins because I found that it was easier to place the rose gold foil on and not get my hands sticky.
You’ll want to continue these steps onto the next sections until the top is pumpkin covered. I also experimented with a fade starting from the bottom to the middle but I ended up not like that style as much as the top-down.After it has been applied, you’ll want to again wait around 30 minutes for the glue to dry before manipulating the foil around the pumpkin.
Once dry, you can take the end of your paintbrush and move it over top of the foil, so it creates that ‘crackle’ pattern. Do this as much as you feel looks good. I personally like the middle part of the pumpkin to be more opaque with fewer crackles, and the ends to sort of ‘fade’ into the natural part of the pumpkin.
I waited overnight before using a dry brush to get rid of the bits of foil that was still sticking up. You could also use mod podge to seal it, but I like the raw look of the pumpkins (also because I’m lazy).
This is the final result:
And that’s it! Let me know if you’re going to try this little DIY and keep an eye out because I’ll be posting some more tutorials in the coming weeks.