Hey there! Today, I thought I would share a quick glass vase pumpkin idea. Of course the vase came from the dollar tree.
I have already shared my Dollar tree Fall decor ideas from the past and now I am onto this year’s fall dollar tree craft projects.
When I hosted my husband’s 50th party I shared with you some party crafts and decor ideas I had.
I bought the cute little round vases and just knew I would use them down the line for something else. Nothing goes to the wayside around here. Usually winds up something seasonal for sure.
All you need for this project is a glass vase, orange and black craft paint, a sponge brush and a very small artist brush.
Dark wax optional. I just happened to have some on hand from my recent project of painting our rocking chairs with chalkyworthy.
First paint your glass vase and let dry in between coats. I gave this vase two coats of paint.
I actually let it dry overnight which is highly unusual for me to be that patient. The next day is when I finished up completely. I added one coat of the dark wax for a more rustic look.
After that dried which was not long, I came in with my small artist brush and painted my little pumpkin face on the vase.
An artist I am NOT, but you certainly get the gist. It wasn’t too bad. I am more of a stenciler as you know. That I can do!
Ok so he has a slight crooked mouth. Whatever, he is not suppose to be perfect.
I plan on displaying my pumpkin in the kitchen window. The kitchen is going to have a lot of pumpkins and owls this year. (I think)
Thanks so much for dropping in. Don’t forget to check out my gallery of ideas if you are new to me.
Well how cute is that? I would have never thought to use it upside down. Brilliant pumpkin idea Debbie!
Thanks Dawn! He is pretty cute in spite of his crooked smile:)
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What a cute idea! You are so creative!!
Thank you Anne!
You did a great job I love the little smirk on the pumpkin it’s like me and I’m up to something
Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, this is just the cutest thing! I love it! Hope you’re doing weell.
be a sweetie,
Pam @ House of Hawthornes says
He’s adorable! I prefer him with a slightly crooked mouth. He looks mischievous that way!
He definitely is Pam:)
I think your little pumpkin’s face is as cute and individual as you are! How fun!
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Super cute, Debbie and his crooked smile gives him personally! Jane
Audrey Zumwalt says
Great idea Debbie … you could have pretended that the crooked smile was intentional, because that is what makes him so cute.
I wonder if you could sit him over a small candle?
I think I would do a battery operated one. I wouldn’t want to chance it with the paint even though it is on the outside.
I think he is really cute! Looks easy to make!
Really cute Debbie, and did you ever carve the perfect mouth on a real pumpkin? I think they should be crooked………perfect.
No never Peggy! You are right:)
So cute & such a great idea too!
Ann C says
That is sooo cute. And my first thought was you can put one of those little dollar store battery operated votives underneath it in the evening. Unless two Coates of paint won’t let the lite thru. I’m going to have to try this one. I don’t decorate for Halloween just fall but he is a cutie. Thnx
You are welcome Ann. Cute and easy:)
Dollar Tree is just the best! Just got some cute stuff from there the other day. I love what you did with the glass vase!
fun and easy pumpkin project Debbie! he’s adorable.
He is really cute. I didn’t have much luck with chalk painting pumpkins last year. I guess it was our humidity, but the chalk paint faded and looked really awful after a couple of weeks. I’m going to try this paint and the wax. Hopefully, that will give them some longevity.
I assume you had them outside? I don’t have mine outside. I do all the indoor crafting pumpkins and keep them here. I have used the chalky paint on pots and I like how it ages them after a few years..it does get chippy and somewhat faded.
Such a great idea! I could do that!
carol bittner says
Wow Debbie, what a cute little jack-o-lantern. Very nice. Good ole Dollar Tree!!!
Naomi S. says
Cute, cute, cute!