My own Golden Pumpkin I found this fun little guy at the thrift store for .30! He is one of those foam pumpkins with a battery operated light inside. I wanted to spruce him up a bit, so I got out the paint and paint brush and went to town. This was a really quick, easy project.
I used an metallic craft paint and painted the whole thing including the stem and inside the the eyes, nose and mouth.
I thought he could use some leaves on the top. It gives him a little more class. I clipped a small bit off of a small, fake ivy vine I had and used the paint on it also. It was a little messier and took about three coats to look right.
I also used this “rub and buff” in antique gold to make him really shine. I rubbed it all over the pumpkin with my finger and then buffed with a soft cloth. I used this on the leaves also and it help cover the green maybe even better than the paint did.
Here is the finished pumpkin. I super glued the vine on the top. And tried to make it look good from the front and the back. I will use the un-carved side for a thanksgiving display.
This great golden smile will be in a Halloween display. I am so excited about this quick, easy project.

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    This was very quick. Amazing what paint can do! Where do you find this rub and buff stuff? It’s all over blogland!

    I’d love it if you stopped by my blog for a fun Scentsy giveaway! Have a wonderful week.

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    The pumpkin looks great, awesome idea!! I may have to try this on some cheap pumpkins that are too “orangey” for me. What a great way to add some warmth!

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