First of all, let me tell you that this project is super fast! It only took me 10 minutes plus drying time.
Here's what you need:
-Pumpkins and/or squash. I used the mini ornamentals that you can buy this time of year at the grocery store.
-A bucket of water
-Metallic spray paint (I had some silver spray paint left over from my silver side table project)
-Newspaper or cardboard to place pumpkins on while they are drying
1) Fill your bucket with water almost to the top for easy dipping.
2) Shake your spray paint & generously spray a layer of paint onto the surface of the water. Spray paint floats because it's oil based.
3) Dip your pumpkins / squash into the water & paint mixture. You may want to dip a few times to get the desired amount of "gilding". I found that I could dip 2 pumpkins / squash & then I had to add more spray paint to the water.
4) Allow the "gilding" to dry. Mine took about 2 hours to dry.
5) Display & enjoy!
How easy is that?! I think they are so pretty. They would also be pretty in a display with a few different metallics... silver, gold, & bronze, for instance. If you give it a try, be sure to link me up with your pictures so I can see your results!
Enjoy your day!