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Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins {from Dollar Store Finds}

I will show you how to create these Autumn gold pumpkins with a stunning crackle effect!

So I am finally beginning to relent that Autumn is nearly upon us.

Crisp, sunny, fall days; beautiful red and yellow leaves all about; warm delicious pumpkin curry soup and pumpkin spiced lattes; chrysanthemums and decorative purple kale in the flower pots… there are so many wonderful things about fall.

Not the least of which is getting out my Fall décor and starting on some new fall crafts.

Like these cute and easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins that I made out of some dollar store finds.

Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins graphic.

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


These pumpkins started out like this…

Ceramic pumpkins on the table.


I gave the pumpkins a quick couple coats of this gold paint and let dry…

Gold metallic finish paint as a spray can on the table.


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…

The pumpkins sprayed gold.

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

A bottle of the crackle finish.

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

Martha Stewart paint in the can.

Applying the crackle effect to the pumpkins.

 Once the pumpkins were all dry I gave them a quick coat of a glossy spray sealer to provide a little extra shine.

Applying the shine to the pumpkins.

So easy!!  And so clever!

DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins on the table with berries behind it.

 And super thrifty… as long as you have some of these crafting supplies on hand already. I love the subtle gold colour peeking through and I think they may play a starring roll on my Fall Mantel vignette. Now I guess it is time to get to decorating that…

Like this? Want to give it a try?

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Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins poster.

Have you relented and started decorating for Fall yet?

What are some of your favourite things about the Autumn?

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!



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